Area codes 705 and 249

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Area codes 705 and 249 are telephone area codes that cover most of northeastern and central Ontario in Canada. 705 was initially created in 1957 by the North American Numbering Plan (NANPA) from portions of the area covered by area codes 613 and 519, and covered nearly all of Ontario north and west of the Golden Horseshoe. Area code 807, covering northwestern Ontario, was split from area code 705 in early 1962. Although 705 was not close to exhaustion at the time, creating a new area code was thought necessary in order to improve routing of calls from Manitoba and western Canada to northwestern Ontario. Greater routing efficiency has since been achieved with the implementation of highly computerized digital exchanges that were not available in the early 1960s.

On March 19, 2011, area code 249 was added as an overlay code. Since this date, all calls require ten-digit dialing.[1] Previously, CNAC had considered "erasing" the 807-705 boundary and turning 807 into an overlay for all of northern Ontario--in effect, undoing the 1962 split. However, this was not recommended due to potential confusion.[2]

The incumbent local exchange carriers in 705/249 are Bell Canada, Northern Telephone, Ontera, EastLink, Nexicom, and some municipally-owned carriers.

Communities included[edit]

These are among the areas that use this area code (as of 2011) with their corresponding phone exchanges:

  • Alliston (249) - 221, 501, 900 (705) - 250, 391, 415, 434, 435, 440, 502, 530, 890
  • Angus (705) - 230, 423, 424, 516
  • Bala (705) - 762
  • Barrie (249) - 251, 359, 595, 877, 888, (705) - 220, 229, 241, 252, 279, 300, 302, 305, 309, 315, 321, 331, 333, 393, 401, 408, 417, 481, 500, 503, 623, 627, 712, 715, 716, 717, 718, 719, 720, 721, 722, 725, 726, 727, 728, 730, 733, 734, 735, 737, 739, 770, 780, 790, 791, 792, 794, 795, 796, 797, 798, 800, 812, 814, 816, 817, 818, 828, 881, 896, 903, 915, 970, 984, 985, 986, 993, 999
  • Baysville (705) - 767
  • Beaverton (705) - 217, 426, 504
  • Blind River (705) - 356, 576
  • Bobcaygeon (249)-490, (705) - 213, 392, 731, 738
  • Bonfield (705) - 776
  • Bracebridge (249) - 218, 502, (705) - 204, 205, 394, 637, 640, 641, 644, 645, 646, 706, 708, 801, 952
  • Brechin (705) - 484, 505, 714
  • Bruce Mines (705) - 785
  • Burk's Falls (705) - 382
  • Buckhorn (705) - 657, 659
  • Callander (705) - 712, 713, 752
  • Campbellford (249)-503, (705) - 202, 395, 409, 632, 653, 661, 947
  • Chapleau (705) - 600 864 902 904
  • Cobalt (705) - 679
  • Cochrane (705) - 271, 272, 913
  • Collingwood (249) - 225, 499, (705) - 293, 351, 416, 441, 442, 443, 444, 445, 446, 467, 532, 539, 606, 607, 888, 994
  • Cookstown (705) - 458, 916
  • Creemore (705) - 466
  • Desbarats (705) - 782
  • Dorset (705) - 766
  • Dunsford (705) - 793
  • Dwight (705) - 635
  • Echo Bay (705) - 248
  • Elliot Lake (705) - 261, 461, 578, 827, 847, 848, 849
  • Elmvale (705) - 322
  • Englehart (705) - 544
  • Espanola (249) - 200, 217, 999, (705) - 480, 501, 583, 601, 862, 863, 869, 936
  • Fenelon Falls (249) - 998, (705) - 215, 886, 887
  • Goulais River (705) - 649
  • Gravenhurst (705) - 687, 703, 710
  • Greater Sudbury (249) - 266, 269, 350, 360, 377, 431, 878, (705) - 207, 222, 244, 280, 379, 396, 397, 404, 419, 421, 442, 449, 451, 453, 459, 470, 479, 483, 485, 507, 512, 521, 522, 523, 524, 525, 546, 547, 550, 551, 552, 553, 554, 556, 560, 561, 562, 564, 566, 585, 586, 587, 588, 589, 590, 591, 592, 593, 595, 596, 597, 598, 599, 618, 621, 626, 662, 664, 665, 669, 670, 671, 673, 674, 675, 677, 682, 688, 690, 691, 692, 693, 694, 695, 698, 699, 805, 806, 815, 820, 822, 823, 824, 825, 829, 830, 831, 832, 836, 853, 855, 858, 866, 867, 885, 897, 898, 899, 918, 919, 920, 921, 923, 929, 966, 967, 969, 983, 988
  • Haliburton (249) - 993, (705) - 286, 306, 447, 448, 488, 489, 455, 457, 754, 809, 854, 935
  • Hearst (705) - 207, 208, 209, 211, 219, 222, 280, 396, 397, 404, 419
  • Hastings (705) - 609, 696, 697, 922
  • Hearst (705) - 362, 372, 960
  • Honey Harbour (705) - 756, 906
  • Huntsville (249) - 700, 704, 995, (705) - 224, 349, 380, 388, 535, 571, 704, 783, 784, 787, 788, 789, 825, 909, 990
  • Innisfil (705) - 290, 291, 294, 431, 436, 456, 458, 615, (905) - 775, 778
  • Iroquois Falls (705) - 232, 258
  • Iron Bridge (705) - 509, 843
  • Kapuskasing (249) - 994, (705) - 319, 332, 335, 337, 347, 371, 557, 577
  • Kirkfield (705) - 438
  • Kirkland Lake (249) - 992, (705) - 462, 469, 567, 568, 642, 962
  • Lakefield (705) - 651, 652
  • Latchford (705) - 676
  • Lefroy (705) - 456
  • Lindsay (249)-332, (705) - 212, 307, 308, 320, 324, 328, 340, 341, 344, 464, 701, 702, 821, 878, 879, 880, 928, 934, 982
  • Little Britain (705) - 786
  • Little Current (249) - 997, (705) - 368, 370, 398, 603, 968
  • Massey (705) - 602, 865
  • Mattawa (249) - 996, (705) - 200, 218, 744
  • Midland (249) - 301, (705) - 209, 245, 427, 433, 526, 527, 528, 529, 540, 543, 937, 956
  • Millbrook (705) - 932
  • Moose Factory (705) - 658
  • Moosonee (705) - 336, 912
  • North Bay (249) - 328, 352, 358, 362 (705) - 223, 303, 316, 358, 402, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, 482, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 495, 496, 497, 498, 499, 667, 707, 758, 825, 839, 840, 845, 978, 980, 995
  • Orillia (249) - 385, (705) - 238, 242, 259, 298, 323, 325, 326, 327, 329, 330, 345, 350, 413, 418, 558, 619, 826, 907, 955
  • Oro (705) - 835, 487
  • Parry Sound (249) - 219, 988, (705) - 203, 346, 378, 746, 751, 771, 773, 774, 901, 938, 996
  • Pefferlaw (705) - 318, 437, 513
  • Penetanguishene (705) - 549, 614
  • Peterborough (249) - 357, (705) - 201, 243, 270, 292, 295, 296, 304, 312, 313, 400, 403, 486, 536, 559, 612, 616, 639, 651, 652, 654, 655, 656, 657, 659, 660, 700, 740, 741, 742, 743, 745, 748, 749, 750, 755, 760, 761, 768, 772, 775, 799, 802, 808, 813, 837, 838, 868, 872, 874, 875, 876, 877, 891, 917, 926, 927, 930, 931, 933, 939, 940, 944, 954, 957, 974, 977, 979, 991
  • Port Carling (705) - 765
  • Port McNicoll/Victoria Harbour (705) - 534
  • Powassan (705) - 724
  • Rosseau (249) - 222, (705) - 732
  • Sables-Spanish Rivers (Massey) (705) - 865
  • Sault Ste. Marie (249) - 252, 356, 889, (705) - 206, 251, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 260, 297, 420, 450, 541, 542, 574, 575, 759, 777, 779, 908, 910, 941, 942, 943, 945, 946, 949, 963, 971, 975, 987, 989, 992, 998
  • Searchmont (705) - 781
  • Sebright (705) - 833
  • Severn Bridge (705) - 689
  • Smooth Rock Falls (705) - 314, 338
  • South River (705) - 386
  • Spanish (705) - 844
  • St. Joseph Island (705) - 246
  • Stayner (249) - 220, (705) - 428, 430, 517
  • Stroud (705) - 431, 436, 615
  • Sturgeon Falls (705) - 452, 753
  • Sudbury - see Greater Sudbury above
  • Sundridge (705) - 384
  • Timmins (249) - 351, 361 (705) - 221, 225, 235, 240, 262, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 274, 288, 360, 363, 365, 399, 406, 412, 465, 531, 579, 620, 625, 709, 951
  • Temagami (705) - 569
  • Temiskaming Shores (249) - 991, (705) - 407, 425, 469, 570, 572, 622, 628, 629, 630, 631, 647, 648, 672, 680, 948
  • Trout Creek (705) - 723
  • Udora (705) - 228, 317
  • Wasaga Beach (705) - 352, 422, 429, 617
  • Wawa (249)-268, (705) - 414, 804, 856, 914

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Telecom Decision CRTC 2009-622". Crtc.gc.ca. 2009-10-06. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  2. ^ http://www.cnac.ca/npa_codes/relief/705/documents/NPA_705_PD_20_July_2009.doc

External links[edit]

Ontario area codes: 226, 249, 289, 343, 365, 416, 519, 613, 647, 705, 807, 905
North: 867
West: 807, 906 Area codes 705/249 East: 613/343, 819
South: 905/289, 519/226, 906, 989
Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut area codes: 867
Quebec area codes: 418, 438, 450, 514, 579, 581, 819
Michigan area codes: 231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 947, 989