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10-Digit Dialing Takes Effect on Saturday

When making a call tomorrow you'll need to use ten digits as 10-digit dialling will be in effect in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Residents will be required to dial the 709 area code, in addition to the standard local seven-digit number. It is suggested to program the 709 area code into saved contacts in any device with a telephone function in advance of the change.

Between April 1 and May 31, local calls originating within Newfoundland and Labrador that are dialled using seven digits will hear a recorded announcement reminding callers to dial 10 digits.

911 will not be impacted.

The secondary area code will be 879.

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