Area codes 705 and 249

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Area codes 705 and 249 are telephone area codes in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) for most of northeastern and central Ontario in Canada. Area code 705 was created in a 1957 split from portions of the 613 and 519 numbering plan areas, and after a reduction in geographic coverage in 1962, the area was assigned a second area code, 249, in 2011 in an overlay plan.

HistoryEdit

Ontario received two area codes, 416 and 613, in the initial configuration of the North American Numbering Plan in 1947. Area code 416, in the southern part of the province, was split in 1953 to form area code 519 in the western part of the province. In 1957, area code 705 was created from portions of the 613 and 519 numbering plan areas, and served nearly all of Ontario north and west of the Golden Horseshoe. In 1962, the resulting numbering plan area was reduced in geographic extent by splitting off a portion with area code 807, comprising northwestern Ontario. Although 705 was not close to exhaustion at the time, creating a new area code was thought necessary to improve routing of calls from Manitoba and western Canada to northwestern Ontario.

On March 19, 2011, the remaining 705 numbering plan area area was assigned a second area code, 249, with the configuration of an overlay plan. Since then, all calls have required ten-digit dialling.[1] Canadian Numbering Administration Consortium had considered "erasing" the 807-705 boundary and turning 807 into an overlay for all of northern Ontario—in effect, reversing the 1962 split. However, this was not recommended to avoid potential confusion.[2]

The incumbent local exchange carriers in 705/249 are Bell Canada, Northern Telephone, Bell Aliant (Ontera), Eastlink, Nexicom, and some municipally-owned carriers.

In February 2017, area code 683 was reserved as a third area code for the region.[3]

Service areaEdit

As of 2016, the numbering plan area has the following exchanges:

  • Alliston (249) - 221, 501, 900 (705) - 250, 391, 415, 434, 435, 440, 502, 530, 890
  • Angus See Borden-Angus below
  • Bala (705) - 762
  • Barrie (249) - 251, 288, 315, 359, 495, 498, 535, 595, 800, 877, 880, 888, 938, 989 (705) - 220, 229, 241, 252, 279, 300, 302, 305, 309, 315, 321, 331, 333, 393, 401, 408, 417, 481, 500, 503, 623, 627, 712, 715, 716, 717, 718, 719, 720, 721, 722, 725, 726, 727, 728, 730, 733, 734, 735, 737, 739, 770, 780, 790, 791, 792, 794, 795, 796, 797, 798, 800, 812, 814, 816, 817, 818, 828, 881, 896, 903, 915, 970, 984, 985, 986, 993, 999
  • Baysville (705) - 767
  • Beaverton (705) - 217, 426, 504
  • Blind River (705) - 356, 576
  • Bobcaygeon (249) - 490, (705) - 213, 392, 731, 738
  • Bonfield (705) - 776
  • Borden-Angus (249) - 227, 368 (705) - 230, 423, 424, 516
  • Bracebridge (249) - 218, 502, (705) - 204, 205, 394, 637, 640, 641, 644, 645, 646, 706, 708, 801, 952
  • Brechin (705) - 484, 505, 714
  • Bruce Mines (705) - 785
  • Burk's Falls (705) - 382
  • Buckhorn (705) - 657, 659
  • Callander (705) - 712, 713, 752
  • Campbellford (249) - 503, (705) - 202, 395, 409, 632, 653, 661, 947
  • Chapleau (705) - 600, 864, 902, 904
  • Cobalt (705) - 679
  • Cochrane (705) - 271, 272, 913
  • Collingwood (249) - 225, 499, (705) - 293, 351, 416, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 467, 532, 539, 606, 607, 888, 994
  • Cookstown (705) - 458, 916
  • Creemore (705) - 466
  • Desbarats (705) - 782
  • Dorset (705) - 766
  • Dunsford (705) - 793
  • Dwight (705) - 635
  • Echo Bay (705) - 248
  • Elliot Lake (705) - 261, 461, 578, 827, 847, 848, 849
  • Elmvale (705) - 322
  • Englehart (705) - 544
  • Espanola (249) - 200, 217, 999, (705) - 480, 501, 583, 601, 862, 863, 869, 936
  • Fenelon Falls (249) - 998, (705) - 215, 886, 887
  • Goulais River (705) - 649
  • Gravenhurst (705) - 687, 703, 710
  • Greater Sudbury (249) - 266, 269, 350, 360, 377, 431, 805, 878, 879, (705) - 207, 222, 244, 280, 379, 396, 397, 404, 419, 421, 442, 449, 451, 453, 459, 470, 479, 483, 485, 507, 512, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 546, 547, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 556, 560, 561, 562, 564, 566, 585, 586, 587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 592, 593, 595, 596, 597, 598, 599, 618, 621, 626, 662, 664, 665, 669, 670, 671, 673, 674, 675, 677, 682, 688, 690, 691, 692, 693, 694, 695, 698, 699, 805, 806, 815, 820, 822, 823, 824, 825, 829, 830, 831, 832, 836, 853, 855, 858, 866, 867, 885, 897, 898, 899, 918, 919, 920, 921, 923, 929, 966, 967, 969, 983, 988
  • Haliburton (249) - 993, (705) - 286, 306, 447, 448, 488, 489, 455, 457, 754, 809, 854, 935
  • Hearst (705) - 207, 208, 211, 219, 222, 280, 396, 397, 404, 419
  • Hastings (705) - 609, 696, 697, 922
  • Havelock (705) - 778
  • Hearst (705) - 362, 372, 960
  • Honey Harbour (705) - 756, 906
  • Huntsville (249) - 700, 704, 995, (705) - 224, 349, 380, 388, 535, 571, 704, 783, 784, 787, 788, 789, 825, 909, 990
  • Innisfil (705) - 290, 291, 294, 431, 436, 456, 458, 615, (905) - 775, 778
  • Iroquois Falls (705) - 232, 258
  • Iron Bridge (705) - 509, 843
  • Johnson - See Desbarats
  • Kapuskasing (249) - 994, (705) - 319, 332, 335, 337, 347, 371, 557, 577
  • Kirkfield (705) - 438
  • Kirkland Lake (249) - 992, (705) - 462, 469, 567, 568, 642, 962
  • Lakefield (705) - 651, 652
  • Latchford (705) - 676
  • Lefroy (705) - 456
  • Lindsay (249) - 332, (705) - 212, 307, 308, 320, 324, 328, 340, 341, 344, 464, 701, 702, 821, 878, 879, 880, 928, 934, 982
  • Little Britain (705) - 786
  • Little Current (249) - 997, (705) - 368, 370, 398, 603, 968
  • Massey (705) - 602, 865
  • Mattawa (249) - 996, (705) - 200, 218, 744
  • McKellar (705) - 389
  • Midland (249) - 301 492, (705) - 209, 245, 427, 433, 526, 527, 528, 529, 540, 543, 937, 956
  • Millbrook (705) - 932
  • Moose Factory (705) - 658
  • Moosonee (705) - 336, 912
  • Nephton (705) - 877
  • North Bay (249) - 328, 352, 358, 362 (705) - 223, 303, 316, 358, 402, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 482, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498, 499, 667, 707, 758, 825, 839, 840, 845, 978, 980, 995
  • Norwood (705) - 639
  • Orillia (249) - 385, (705) - 238, 242, 259, 298, 323, 325, 326, 327, 329, 330, 345, 350, 413, 418, 558, 619, 826, 907, 955
  • Oro-Medonte (705) - 487, 835
  • Parry Sound (249) - 219, 701, 988, (705) - 203, 346, 378, 746, 751, 771, 773, 774, 901, 938, 996
  • Pefferlaw (249) -204, (705) - 318, 437, 513
  • Penetanguishene (705) - 549, 614
  • Peterborough (249) - 357, 494, (705) - 201, 243, 270, 292, 295, 296, 304, 312, 313, 400, 403, 486, 536, 559, 612, 616, 639, 651, 652, 654, 655, 656, 657, 659, 660, 700, 740, 741, 742, 743, 745, 748, 749, 750, 755, 760, 761, 768, 772, 775, 799, 802, 808, 813, 837, 838, 868, 872, 874, 875, 876, 877, 891, 917, 926, 927, 930, 931, 933, 939, 940, 944, 954, 957, 974, 977, 979, 991
  • Port Carling (705) - 765
  • Port Loring/Loring (705) -757
  • Port McNicoll/Victoria Harbour (705) - 534
  • Powassan (705) - 724
  • Restoule (705) - 729
  • Rosseau (249) - 222, (705) - 732
  • Sables-Spanish Rivers (Massey) (705) - 865
  • Sault Ste. Marie (249) - 252, 356, 493, 525, 889, (705) - 206, 251, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 260, 297, 420, 450, 541, 542, 574, 575, 759, 777, 779, 908, 910, 941, 942, 943, 945, 946, 949, 963, 971, 975, 987, 989, 992, 998
  • Searchmont (705) - 781
  • Sebright (705) - 833
  • Severn Bridge (705) - 689
  • Smooth Rock Falls (705) - 314, 338
  • South River (705) - 386
  • Spanish (705) - 844
  • St. Joseph Island (705) - 246
  • Stayner (249) - 220, (705) - 428, 430, 517
  • Stroud (705) - 431, 436, 615
  • Sturgeon Falls (705) - 452, 753
  • Sudbury - see Greater Sudbury above
  • Sundridge (705) - 384
  • Temagami (705) - 569
  • Temiskaming Shores (249) - 991, (705) - 407, 425, 469, 570, 572, 622, 628, 629, 630, 631, 647, 648, 672, 680, 948
  • Thessalon (705) - 842
  • Timmins (249) - 351, 361 (705) - 221, 225, 235, 240, 262, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 274, 288, 360, 363, 365, 399, 406, 412, 465, 531, 579, 620, 625, 709, 951
  • Trout Creek (705) - 723
  • Udora (249) -205, (705) - 228, 317
  • Wasaga Beach (705) - 352, 422, 429, 617
  • Wawa (249) - 268, (705) - 414, 804, 856, 914
  • Premium calls: 1+(249/705)-976.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Telecom Decision CRTC 2009-622". Crtc.gc.ca. 2009-10-06. Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  2. ^ NPA 705 Relief Planning. Canadian Numbering Administration. 2009-07-28. p. 14. Retrieved 2016-04-04.
  3. ^ "Telecom Decision CRTC 2017-38". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 3 February 2017.

External linksEdit

Ontario area codes: 226/519/548, 249/705, 289/365/905, 343/613, 416/437/647, 807
North: 867
West: 807, 906 Area codes 705/249 East: 613/343, 819/873
South: 905/289/365, 519/226/548, 906, 989
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut area codes: 867
Quebec area codes: 367/418/581, 438/514, 450/579, 819/873
Michigan area codes: 231, 248/947, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 989