Indeed! As if Montreal and it’s surroundings didn’t have enough area codes as it is, the CRTC has announced that it shall be adding a 4th! Read on…

Allow me to clarify. This area code will not be valid for the Island of Montreal but rather for surrounding areas in the 450. It seems 10 years after the 450 area code was introduced, numbers are now starting to run out (more precisely, the 450 area will run out in February 2011 according to the CRTC). So, as of August 21, 2010, surrounding areas of Montreal will be introduced to the newest area code: 579. What will (as always) be interesting is how the CRTC will pitch their whole campaign.

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