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Tuesday May 31st, 2016

Posted at 4:43pm

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Another area code is coming to the area.

Starting on June 4th, the new area code 548 will be introduced in addition to the 226 and 519.

The region includes the communities of Brantford, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Owen Sound, Sarnia, Stratford, Windsor and Woodstock.

The growing use of communications services has led to a huge increase in the requirement for telephone numbers in this region.

The introduction of a third area code will provide millions of additional telephone numbers with no impact on existing numbers. The new 548 area code will coexist with the current area codes and will be introduced as new telephone numbers are issued.

“The new area code will be introduced gradually across southwestern Ontario once there is no longer a sufficient supply of numbers with the existing area codes – 226 and 519. Telephone numbers will not change but subscribers may be offered a phone number with the 548 area code when they contact their provider for new or additional services,” said Glen Brown, spokesperson for the Canadian Numbering Administrator.

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