To meet the growing demand for telecommunications services and numbers in Alberta, a new area code will be introduced in April 2022.
The area code 368 will be introduced and exist within the 403/587/780/825 geographic areas in Alberta.
There will be no change to customers’ existing telephone numbers in the 403. 587, 780 and 825 areas, and existing numbers are not changed in any way.
- Telephone numbers beginning with the new area code 368 may begin to be assigned to customers’ new telephone lines starting in April 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 368. Customers with telephone numbers in the new area code 368 will get the same calling areas as customers in the same exchange areas with telephone numbers in area code 403, 587, 780, and 825.
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.