In an effort to educate customers about the introduction of a second area code, beginning February 25, SaskTel customers who dial 7 digits when placing a local call may receive a recorded message reminding them they must add the area code for future calls.
SaskTel has already enabled its network to accommodate 10 digit local dialing and will still complete 7 digit calls- up until the May 11 date, at which time the call must be re-dialed to include the area code.
SaskTel residential and business customers should:
• update programmed numbers in their telecommunications equipment to include the area code, such as: home phones, cell phones, fax machines, modems, equipment for the hearing impaired, home security systems, etc.
• update programmed calling features to include the area code
• include an area code in all instances where they need to provide a contact number such as: cheques, medical forms, stationary, business cards, insurance forms, etc.
The following numbers will not be impacted or change:
• current phone numbers and calling areas
• long distance calling (1+area code +phone number)
• Special 3-digit numbers such as 911, 611 and 411
For more information about how to prepare for the area code change, see sasktel.com/dial10.