Area code 587

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Area code 587 is a telephone area code that covers all of Alberta, Canada, in addition to the incumbent codes, 403 and 780. Numbers in this area code started being allocated in late 2008.

Prior to 1997, Area code 403 encompassed the province of Alberta, the Yukon Territory and the region that currently defines the Northwest Territories as well as a very small western portion of what is today the territory of Nunavut (which split off form the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999). However, in 1997, 403 began exclusively serving Alberta, with all other portions of 403 (as well as the portion of Area code 819 that had served the region which is today's Nunavut but which, at the time, was still a part of the Northwest Territories) splitting off into a new Area code 867. In January 1999, the northern two-thirds of Alberta, including Edmonton, split off as 780, leaving 403 to serve Calgary and southern Alberta. The projected exhaust date for area codes 403 and 780 was March and October 2009, respectively. In 1997, two area codes, 587 and 825, were reserved for Alberta's use by Bellcore.[1] The new area code overlays 403 and 780 simultaneously, covering the entire province, and made 10-digit dialing necessary. This was implemented in order to spare rural Albertans the burden of having to change their numbers for the second time in less than a decade.

As a preliminary step, optional ten-digit dialling was introduced across the province on 23 June 2008 and became mandatory on 12 September 2008. On 20 September 2008, Telus Mobility began allocating numbers starting with area code 587 in the Calgary area.[2]

Communities allocated to date[edit]

  • Airdrie (587)-236 254 360 600 651 775 852
  • Banff (587)-222 653 720 883
  • Bonnyville (587)-201 721 792
  • Brooks (587)-263 270 613
  • Calgary (587)-215 216 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 274 284 291 293 296 315 316 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 358 387 391 392 403 430 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 443 451 470 471 472 475 476 480 481 482 500 538 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 595 624 625 700 702 703 707 716 717 718 719 747 755 774 776 777 779 794 830 831 832 833 834 845 856 880 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 901 902 903 939 944 945 952 962 966 968 969 970 971 977 978 997 998 999
  • Canmore (587)-238 361 654 722
  • Camrose (587)-322 614 769
  • Castor (587)-726
  • Claresholm (587)-278
  • Cochrane (587)-239 362
  • Coronation (587)-219
  • Cowley (587)-221 592
  • Czar (587) 255
  • Drayton Valley (587)-277 464 673
  • Drumheller (587)-795
  • Edmonton (587)-334 335 336 337 338 340 341 346 357 400 401 402 404 405 407 408 409 410 412 413 414 415 416 462 463 469 473 501 520 521 523 524 525 526 557 588 589 590 591 592 594 596 597 635 687 688 689 701 708 709 710 712 754 756 758 759 760 773 778 781 782 783 784 785 786 855 873 879 881 882 920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930 931 937 938 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989 990 991
  • Fort McMurray (587)-241 258 275 276 450 477 536 537 539 543 601 644 645 646 674 723 884 919 960
  • Grande Prairie (587)-243 259 297 298 299 343 348 726 752 771 803
  • Hay Lakes (587)-593
  • High River (587)-244 363 656
  • Jasper (587)- 347
  • Leduc (587)-245 264 274 671 954
  • Lethbridge (587)-220 257 370 388 425 787 800 961
  • Lake Louise (587)-838
  • Lloydminster (587)-217 789
  • Medicine Hat (587)-245 253 289 750 770 801
  • Okotoks (587)-757
  • Olds (587)-540 796
  • Peace River (587)-261 479 748
  • Ponoka (587)-729
  • Provost (587)-767 878
  • Red Deer (587)-273 377 378 680 731 797 802 876 877 951
  • Sherwood Park (587)-235 269 745 860 957
  • Slave Lake (587)-266 516 618 749
  • Spruce Grove (587)-249 286 461 763
  • Stavely (587)-662 728
  • Strathmore (587)-251 365 658 727
  • Stony Plain (587)250 268
  • Sundre (587)-444
  • St. Albert (587)-234 751 764 804 805
  • St. Paul (587)-614 645
  • Vegreville (587)-262 280 616 790
  • Veteran (587)-725
  • Viking (587) 256
  • Vulcan (587)-652 678 793
  • Wainwright (587)-281 724 791

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Telecom Decision CRTC 2007-42". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 
  2. ^ "New dialing to come in Alberta". Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission. 2007-06-14. Retrieved 2010-10-10. 

External links[edit]

Alberta area codes: 403, 587, 780
North: 867
West: 250/778/236 587 (overlaid onto 403 and 780) East: 306/639
South: 406
British Columbia area codes: 236, 250, 604, 778
Saskatchewan area codes: 306, 639
Montana area codes: 406
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut area codes: 867

Coordinates: 54°30′30″N 115°00′30″W / 54.50833°N 115.00833°W / 54.50833; -115.00833 (Area code 587)