Quebec is Officially using 10 Quebec Area Codes, In Which 9 Of Them Are Running And 1 of them will be put into service on 10/24/20( Postponed). 4 Of Them Are Overlay Codes. when the numbering system was established in 1947 Quebec originally has two Area Codes 418, 514 Which Covers The Entire State. After Increasing Population And Telephone use to need a further Area Code to meet the demand 8 other Quebec Area Codes Are Establish. The most recently added was 367 in 2018 as an overlap of 581 and 418.
What Is Area Code?
Area code is a three-digit code in which the US and other countries are divided. It is Also a local telephone dialing code where They Call each other With These Codes.
List Of Quebec Area Codes:
Quebec Is Currently Utilizing 9 Quebec Area Codes Which Are:-
List Of Regions Which Are Served By Quebec Area Codes:-
367 – Eastern Quebec
418 – Eastern Quebec (Cote-Nord, Gaspesie–lles-de-la-Madeleine and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Capitale-Nationale, Chaudiere-Appalaches)
438 – Greater Montreal
450 – Off-island suburbs of Montreal (Basses-Laurentides, western parts of Estrie, Laval, and Monteregie)
514 – Island of Montreal
613 – Saint Regis, Quebec
581- Eastern Quebec ( Gaspesie–lles-de-la-Madeleine, Manicouagan, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Charlevoix, and Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean)
819 – Western and Northern Quebec (including Mauricie, Nord-du-Quebec, Abitibi-Temiscamingue, and Hautes-Laurentides), and South-Eastern Quebec.
Changes & History Of Quebec Area Codes:-
In 01/01/1947:- Area code 418 was set into service. Then, In 2008 area code 418 overlaps with area code 581.
In 01/01/1947:- Area code 514 was set into service. In 1957 area code 514 was divided to form area code 819. Again In 1998 area code 514 was divided to create area code 450. Then In 2006 area code 514 was overlap with area code 438.
In 01/01/1957:- Area code 819 was set into service. Area code 819 was created from a division of area code 514. Then In 1997 area code 819 was divided to form a portion of area code 867.
In 06/13/1998:- Area code 450 was set into service. Area code 450 was formed from a division of area code 514.
In 11/04/2006:- Area code 438 was set into service. Area code 438 is an overlap of area code 514.
On 09/19/2008:- Area code 581 was set into service. Area code 581 is an overlap of area code 418.
On 08/21/2010:- Area code 579 was set into service as an overlap of area code 450.
In 09/15/2012:- Area code 873 was set into service as an overlap of area code 819.
In 11/24/2018:- Area code 367 was placed into service as an area code overlaps of area codes 581 and 418.
On 10/24/2020 (Date has been postponed):- Area code 354 will be set into service as a given overlay of area codes 450/579 in the geographic region enclosing Montreal, Quebec.
Why are area codes added?
When The Current Area Codes Expires Or Increase in the use of cellular phones, modems, and Internet access It Creates Problems. So That why Area Codes Are Added And each area code has a potential capacity of about 8 million unique phone numbers
Once The new Area Codes Rae assigned there is usually a 6 Months Period To Move. At that time Customers Are Encouraged To Use The Code But Seven Digit Dialling is Allowed. After 6 Months customers are required to use the new telephone no.