705 area: northern Ontario
Starting in March 2011, the new 249 area code has been gradually introduced in the regions served by the 705 area code in Ontario. However, numbers with the current area code 705 will continue to be assigned until there are none left.
You live in the 705 area?
For your local calls, you will always enter 10 digits (area code + local number)
The 9-1-1 emergency number remains a three-digit number.
You have a number in the 705 area?
Anyone who already has a number with area code 705 will keep the same number.
Introducing a new area code within a region already served by another code creates only minor changes. Adding an area code using the overlay method does not cause any numbers to change for current customers. And local calling areas also remain the same.
- Only new telephone lines are affected by this addition.
- Existing numbers keep the same area code and are not changed in any way.
- Local calling areas remain the same.
- The 9-1-1 emergency number remains a three-digit number throughout the area.