Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Ten-digit phone dialing begins in Acton tomorrow
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Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 16 Jun 2006, p. 1


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Starting tomorrow (Saturday) Acton residents and others living in the 519 area code will be asked to start dialing 10-digits when placing a phone call. Residents will begin hearing a recorded voice reminding them to dial the area code and then the number when using the phone. Callers should be aware this message can interfere with data transmission such as over the Internet or fax machines. Ten-digit dialing will become mandatory in October when a second area code-- 226-- is introduced after all the 519 numbers are exhausted. The solution is the result of the increased use of new communication services and technologies, which are eating up phone numbers. Ten-digit dialing will enable the creation of millions of new numbers in the region. The 911 emergency number remains a three-digit number.


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Date of Publication:
16 Jun 2006
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Halton.News.207892
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English
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Ten-digit phone dialing begins in Acton tomorrow