It’s still a long way before this goes into effect, but nonetheless, we’re letting everyone know that Quebec will be getting a new area code as announced by the CRTC. Based on a forecast submitted by the Canadian Numbering Administrator (CNA) in April of last year, they found out that the area code 819 used in Quebec will run out by February 2015.
Yeah, that’s still several years away, but they’re not waiting for the last minute to address the situation. They've already come out with a resolution that will overlay the region covered by the 819 code with a new area code, 873, beginning March 19, 2011. You can read the full CRTC decision here.