Saturday, May 11, 2013
Seven To Ten.
Today marks the end of the seven digit phone number in Saskatchewan. The existing 306 area code is almost used up, so a new area code, 639, will be used for new numbers in the province. This means you will need to dial an area code before entering the rest of the number you wish to connect to. Apparently most customers have begun doing so, although it might have something to do with the automated message that's been running for a while. It notified you that you would soon need to enter an area code to reach the number you are trying to dial, then would pass on your call. Now if you don't dial an area code you get an automated message telling you to dial again with an area code. I'm sure it will still confuse a few people for the next while.