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Contingency planning begins now for the possible migration to 12-digit dialing

News | 02/26/2001 5:00 am EST

As the CRTC struggles with finding enough phone numbers to service Canadians’ needs, it must also determine how soon those numbers will exhaust entirely. Contingency plans are already being considered for the day when even 10-digit dialing will reach a saturation point in Canada’s largest cities. The expanded dialing code is already being introduced in Toronto, with Vancouver to follow (NL, Mar. 27/00; May 23/00).

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