Area code 778

Area code 778

Area code 778 is an overlay area code for most of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It was created on November 3, 2001 as a split of area code 604. [http://www.nanpa.com/pdf/old_pl/IL%2095-08-007.pdf ] Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced on June 7, 2007 that 778 area code will expand to cover the entire province effective July 4, 2007 because of exhaustion of phone numbers in area code 250. [ [http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/NEWS/RELEASES/2007/r070607.htm New dialing to come in British Columbia] ] Effective June 23, 2008, 10-digit dialing became mandatory in BC and a recording is played to remind of the new rule. After September 12, 2008, 7-digit dialing is no longer functional. [ [http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20080622/BC_Ten_Digit_Dialing_080622/20080622/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome Ten-digit dialing coming to all of B.C.] ]

Communities included

*Abbotsford (778)-201 344 880

*Aldergrove (778)-240 241 242 245 369 549 551 552 808 809 823 878 908

*Cloverdale (778)-571 574

*Comox (778)-431

*Courtenay (778)-225

*Houston (778)-221 816

*Hudson's Hope (778)-204

*Kamloops (778)-220
**Cache Creek (778)-207

*Kaslo (778)-205

*Kelowna (778)-436 478 821

*Kitimat (778)-818

*Langley (778)-278 298

*Nakusp (778)-206

*New Westminster (778)-237 238 312 384 385 386 387 388 389 396 397 688 759 772 773 789 822 859 861 862 863 865 869 885 889 891 892 893 895 896 898 979

*North Vancouver (778)-251 262 338 340

*Penticton (778)-931

*Port Coquitlam (778)-216 284 285 325

*Port Moody (778)-217 272 355 522

*Prince George (778)-415 416 890

*Quesnel (778)-414

*Richmond (778)-219 234 282 296 297 723 918 919 960

*Saanich (778)-426

*Smithers (778)-210

*Sooke (778)-425

*South Delta (778)-263

*Surrey is divided into the following local rate centres:
**Newton (778)-218 223 565 578 593 612
**Whalley (778)-391 394 395 636
**White Rock (778)-292 294 545

*Vancouver (778)-222 224 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 235 239 288 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 327 328 329 330 331 333 370 371 372 373 378 383 452 477 532 554 558 580 588 600 628 668 686 689 737 782 783 785 786 788 828 829 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 846 847 848 855 866 867 868 881 882 883 886 887 888 899 926 927 928 929 938 945 968 987 988 989 990 991 994 995 996 997 998 999

*Vernon (778)-930

*Victoria (778)-224 430 678 977

*West Vancouver (778)-279 280

*Williams Lake (778)-412

ee also

*List of NANP area codes

References

External links

* [http://www.nanpa.com/pdf/pl-nanp-246.pdf NANP Planning Letter PL-246]
* [http://www.cnac.ca/data/ac778.htm CNA exchange list for area +1-778]
* [http://www.cnac.ca/npa_codes/relief/250/relief_250.htm CNA NPA 250 Relief Planning]
* [http://mirror.lcs.mit.edu/telecom-archives/archives/history/56th-anniversary-areacodes Telecom archives]
* [http://www.cnac.ca/npa_codes/npa_map.htm Area Code Map of Canada]
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Area Code Box 5 | State = BC
This = 778 (overlaid with 250 and 604)
N = 867
W = Pacific Ocean, 907
E = 780, 403, 587
S = 360, 509, 208, 406
S1=AB|S2=YT|S3=ID|S4=WA|S5=AK


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