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403 area code

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I moved back to my hometown and I want to change my phone number again. Is it possible to request a 403 number? I dont care if the last four digit is still the same or not. 

Can't I ask to get an old old 403 phone number that is not used?





@rillamyrilla256I don't see any problem on that. As long that [403-Area code] it has still available, those Ph#s. As far as I know the 403 is the oldest Area-code, from Alberta.

As comparison BC has (2-Area codes) Telus, usually ask costumers if they wanto have (604 or 778-Area code) Normally older Area-codes it's been assigned to landlines. Contact Telus to find out. Bye "v9"

@v9-12 yrs.Telus mobile user & Ex-BC Tel cable installer.
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The future is unknown?

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Lots of the 'old' area codes are becoming vanity numbers. Often businesses who wish to be seen as being in the location historically related to the area code will pay a premium to get the area code they want. Vancouver businesses want 604 not 778, Toronto business want 416, and so on. There is apparently a big business in grabbing these numbers and reselling them. 


If you are moving to a small community, where all the numbers of a particular prefix are not consumed, you may easily be assigned a 403 area code; if a larger centre, there may well be a waiting list for 403 numbers.  BC now has 4 area codes.  All you can do is ask!


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