Manitoba to get a third area code in October

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Manitoba is getting a new area code this fall.

The 584 code will serve the operational areas under the 204 and 431 codes.

The third-ever code for the province will be gradually released in the province from October 29.

“The introduction of a new area code creates millions of additional phone numbers without affecting the existing numbers”, Kelly T. Walshsaid program manager at the Canadian Numbering Administrator.

Manitoba got its first code, 204, 75 years ago. 431 was added in 2012 in response to the growing demand for wireless numbers.

The new code is the result of a recent decision by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission to address the need for new phone numbers. The decision resulted in new codes for Eastern Ontario and Quebec.

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Source: Telecommunications Alliance

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