709 area: Newfoundland and Labrador

Dates to remember

Starting February 11, 2022
Business and residential customers need to adopt 10-digit dialing – the area code followed by the 7-digit phone number – for all local calls. If the area code is not dialed, the caller will hear a reminder message before the call is completed.

Starting May 6, 2022
10-digit dialing will be mandatory: business and residential customers need to dial the area code followed by the 7-digit number for all local calls. If the 10-digit number is not dialed, the call will not be completed.

After May 20, 2022
A new area code, 879, will be introduced gradually and will be used in the same region as area code 709.

In Newfoundland and Labrador

709 + 879