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ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2017) - Customers within the existing 518 area code should be prepared for the introduction of the new 838 area code. FirstLight, a leading fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider operating in the Northeast, announced today that beginning on August 19, 2017, calls placed within the 518 area code must be placed by dialing 10 digits (area code + 7 digits) and then beginning September 19, 2017, customers in the 518 area code region requesting new service, an additional line, or in some cases moving their service, may be assigned a number in the new 838 area code. (Source: www.globenewswire.com)
The original 9 area codes of Canada include 204, 306, 403, 416, 418, 514, 604, 613, and 902. The most recently added was 367 in 2018 as an overlay to 418. Unlike the US, Canadian area codes can cross province/state boundaries. Only 3 cross province boundaries: 782, 867 , and 902. (Source: lastfiascorun.com)
Area code 518 serves most of northeastern New York State including the larger cities and communities of Albany, Rotterdam, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and Troy in addition to many smaller communities within the service area .
In addition to changing your dialing procedures, all services, automatic dialing equipment, or other types of equipment that are programmed to dial a 7-digit number will need to be reprogrammed to use the new dialing procedure. Some examples are stored telephone numbers in contact lists in wireless phones, PBXs, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, speed dialers, call forwarding settings, voicemail services, etc. Medical alert devices, safety alarm security systems and gates, ankle monitors or other similar equipment must be programmed to use 10-digit dialing. Many systems operate on 10-digit dialing by default but some older equipment may still use 7 digits. Please contact your medical alert or security provider if you don’t know whether your equipment needs to be reprogrammed to accommodate the upcoming change to 10-digit dialing. You may also want to check your website, business stationery and advertising materials, printed checks, contact information, and your personal or pet ID tags to ensure the area code is included. (Source: capitalregionchamber.com)