406 area code

406 area code

406 area code

The 406 area code, in Alberta, Canada, is notable for being Alberta's first area code, and the first code given to an entire province. Alberta has the distinction of having the world’s newest area code (516) and also the longest area code (403).


The map to the right is clickable; click on an area code to go to the page for that code. (Source: en.wikipedia.org Map of Montana area code in blue (with border states and provinces) (Source:en.wikipedia.org e

As of 2013, there were 1.7 million lines served by 47 carriers; all but two wireline providers support local number portability (the exceptions are small rural independents Hot Springs Telephone Company and Northern Telephone Cooperative). Sufficient available codes for new exchanges in the 406 area code exist to meet anticipated demand until 2027; number pooling has been implemented in response to increased demand and inefficient use of 406 numbering resources. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)Area code 406 is the telephone area code covering the entire state of Montana. It has been Montana's only area code since area codes were created in 1947. (Source:n.wikipedia.org)))

Prior to October 2021, area code 406 had telephone numbers assigned for the central office code 988. In 2020, 988 was designated nationwide as a dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which created a conflict for exchanges that permit seven-digit dialing. This area code was therefore scheduled to transition to ten-digit dialing by October 24, 2021. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

On December 10, 2008, Google's Gmail Blog announced that SMS messages could be sent from inside Gmail. The messages are sent from numbers in the 406 area code. Each number is unique and can be bookmarked for replies or future use.

In December 2020, the Montana Public Service Commission announced that when you call a Montana phone number from a Montana phone number, you will soon have to include the 406 area code - regardless of whether the call is "local" or on the other side of the state. (Source: www.ktvh.com)

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