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(Hosting-NewsWire.com, July 31, 2012 ) San Francisco, CA - While it might not be as big of an issue once consumers get used to it, but the Canadian province of Manitoba getting 10-digit phone numbers is certainly a very big deal.
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As soon as this Sunday, residents will have to add on the 204 area code before making their calls, followed by the regular seven-digit number, but for the time being, an operated instructional voice will explain the changing.
The news was reported by the winnipegfreepress.com, which for many residents of Manitoba could mean having to dial a number twice before getting the hang of it.
As the demand for more and more telephone numbers is increasing, the province had to take measures earlier in order to avoid a potential disaster. Manitoba will also be receiving another area code. 431 will be eventually phased in by the end of this year due to the lack of numbers available in the 204 area code.
Director of the Canadian Numbering Administration, Glen Pilley, describes the happening as rather strange since people using their original number, continue to add on to their collection by acquiring the latest smart phones and thus, require a new number.
"There’s three or four different phenomena happening here. The first one is the growth in cellphones. The second one is the fact that they’re introducing smart phones to greater extent. They’re taking up a lot of numbers and users aren’t giving up their other number," said Pilley.
With the ever growing database of telephone numbers, the demand for lookup services will obviously increase in a parallel format. Online services such as telephonenumberlookup.org just might need to reassess their rankings of the top reverse telephone lookup service providers as the numbers keep on growing.
For now, the change should not be a cause of worry for Manitoban’s since many cities around Canada have already faced such change, successfully. The earlier such a system is implemented, the smoother the services will be for consumers.
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