CONFIRMED: Toronto gets two new area codes—416 and 647, meet 437 and 387
We mentioned a couple days ago that the CRTC was considering—“within weeks”—announcing a new area code for Toronto, a response to the exploding mobile market that will likely use up all currently available numbers within the next three years. For once, a federal bureaucracy actually did something ahead of deadline, announcing a pair of new three-digit prefixes for city cellphones.
From the Toronto Star:
Toronto’s newest area code will be 437, and because of soaring demand for phone numbers, the area code 387 is set aside for future use.
The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission announced Friday the approval of the 437 area code in Toronto because the city would likely run out of its current 416 and 647 numbers by May 2014.
The new area code will go into effect on March 25, 2013, on the same date that 365 is already scheduled to be introduced in the 905 area.
A question for the weekend: will 416 and 437 holders bond over having the same first digits and shun 647 and 387ers? Or maybe the first number doesn’t matter, and 416 and 647 holders will bond over their shared history. You know, kind of like zodiac signs, only with cellphone digits.
5 thoughts on “CONFIRMED: Toronto gets two new area codes—416 and 647, meet 437 and 387”
387 won’t come until 2021 at current rates (and a fifth area code, most logical would be 257, will be needed before 2030 as well unless they somehow slow down the growth rate with uses like number pooling).
Options available for any future area codes in Toronto:
257 – Not really useful anywhere in Canada. Probably will be a Toronto code eventually.
387 – Not really useful anywhere in Canada, so it was set aside for future relief in Toronto.
437 – Not assigned as a number anywhere in the GTA, making it ideal for relief.
474 – Was set aside for use in Saskatchewan, but overruled by the industry citing having two 4’s in the number would be considered unlucky for the Asian community, hence they will have 639 to overlay 306. Otherwise it has little use.
584 – Not set aside for anything right now, but would be a good relief code in Montreal in the future.
639 – Set aside for use in Saskatchewan starting in 2013.
672 – Set aside for future use in British Columbia, likely as their fifth code around 2021.
851 – Not set aside anywhere, but would be useful in the longer term, especially in the Montreal suburbs.
942 – Only other code that is not assigned as a number anywhere in the GTA. It would have been the ideal second code to set aside – except it has been earmarked for a second area code in Nova Scotia and PEI (902), who will likely need it around 2015.
474 – Was set aside for use in Saskatchewan, but overruled by the industry citing having two 4′s in the number would be considered unlucky for the Asian community,
– Please specify chinese community as the number “4” is not un-lucky to all asians. Those from India, Russia, etc could not care less. Chinese are not the only asians. Please specify “East Asians” if you are referring to that community!
The number 4 is not an unlucky number to all Asians. Just Chinese. Please state chinese as the don’t own the term Asian.
Other Asians include Indians, Afganistan, Rusians etc. Yes China is not the only Asian country. .
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