Saskatchewan phone numbers with a 306 and 639 area code may soon not be offered any more.
A new one, 474, has been set aside.
But, don’t count on it coming anytime soon.
“The 306 and 639 are codes are expected to exhaust in June 2022,”said SaskTel’s External Director of Communications, Michelle Englot. “So, that would be the time that the new area code would be implemented.”
The area code isn’t official, as it still needs to be approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, or CRTC.
Englot said part of the reason they’re looking at the possibility of number exhaustion is due in part to the block of numbers that provincial service providers are given.
“Even though SaskTel does offer a limited number of 639 area codes at this time, because every service provider who could potentially offer service in the province is given a block of numbers, that’s all taken into consideration.”
(with files from Drew Postey)