To meet the growing demand for telecommunications services and numbers in Ontario, a new area code will be introduced in June 2022.
The area code 683 will be introduced and exist within the 249/705 geographic area in Ontario.
There will be no change to customers’ existing telephone numbers in the 249 and 705 areas, and existing numbers are not changed in any way.
- Telephone numbers beginning with the new area code 683 may begin to be assigned to customers’ new telephone lines starting June 18, 2022.
10 digit dialing will continue to be used for all local calls within the area served by these area codes: to complete all local calls, you will need to dial the area code plus the telephone number.
Local and long distance calling areas and prices will not change with the adoption of the new area code 683. Customers with telephone numbers in the new area code 683 will get the same calling areas as customers in the same exchange areas with telephone numbers in area code 249 and 705.
N11 service access codes such as emergency calls (911), directory assistance (411), repair (611) and relay service (711) will continue to be dialed using 3digits.