To meet the growing demand for telecommunications services in Quebec, new area codes including 468 area code will be introduced in October 2022.
Area code 468 is approved by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as a distributed overlay covering existing area codes 819 and 873.
An area code is a section of a telephone number just before the local number, and just after the country codes. Area code usually doesn’t need to be dialed if the number being called is in the same area, unlike the local number, which must always be dialed in its entirety.
How to Dial a Quebec number?
10 digit dialing will continue to be used for all local calls within the area served by 468 area code. Fixed phone numbers in Canada, Quebec are comprised of a single country code (+1), a 3 digit area code (468), a 3 digit region code and a 4 digit line code.
Geographical distribution of 468 area code:
Area codes 468 cover portions of central and western Quebec including the communities of Drummondville, Gatineau, Magog, Rouyn-Noranda, Shawinigan, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Val-d’Or, and Victoriaville in addition to many smaller communities under the area codes 819 and 873 overlay service area.
Generalized Time zones in Quebec:
Quebec follows Eastern time zone and Atlantic time zone.
Also read about: Area code 926, Area code 457, Manchester’s area code, Area code 524
Quebec is located in eastern Canada. It is a French speaking province of Canada.
An area code overlay is the addition of a new area code to the same geographic region as an existing area code.
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