I would like to take an opportunity to say thank you to my readers on visiting my blog. It’s been almost a year since I changed blogging services after finding out that Livejournal did not provide me with the best service they offered and no specialized methods on getting in touch with viewers on my blog.
As a result of that, WordPress will be my main blogging service I will use for many years to come. I hope you people can continue to visit my blog once and often. Anyways, let’s get right to it – by discussing about the new area codes coming to the Toronto area.
Like it or hate it, Toronto and the surrounding area will be getting new area codes later next month. The city of Toronto “proper” will be getting a new area code, 437 – to supplement area codes 416 and 647, while the areas outside of the Toronto area (notably the Golden Horseshoe) will get area code 365 (supplementing/overlaying 905 and 289).
The last time that the areas got new area codes was back in 2001. At that time, users have to dial 10-digits to complete their call (even local calls) and thesedays, it’s becoming common.
As more and more people are switching to mobile (cell) phones along with increased number of tablets, businesses setting up incoming-only lines (for outside of their calling areas, etc.) along with population growth over the next few years or so, the need on having another area code is true.
The new area codes will take effect next month on March 25th, 2013, so even after that date – all aspects of the services you normally use – will be “business as usual” (stay the same).
To finish off this blog, I’m leaving with a few favourite music videos of mine, “Starlight” by Tonight Alive, “Damned if I do ya (Damned if I don’t)” by All Time Low and “Certain” by Set Your Goals.
For “Starlight”, the main reason that I choosed this music video is the future needs area codes for the growing demand. I remember my younger days when Dial-Up Internet is common. It ties up the whole phone line. You can’t use the phone while someone is using the line for the Internet.
A second telephone line was common back then, but as many communities and urban areas began to offer high-speed internet access these days (Cable, DSL, Fibre to the “x” (such as FTTN (Fibre to the Node), FTTH (Fibre to the Home), etc.), there is still some demand for Dial-Up Internet, but not many providers are offering Dial-Up Internet service today.
As for “Damned if I do ya (Damned if I don’t)”, I absolutely have no idea why I choosed this video for my topic, but nonetheless, It’s my favourite songs.
But for “Certain”, it is completely true that the future for the growing population needs to have another area code. It won’t be a while, until we dial 11 numbers, sort of like the United Kingdom is doing for some time.
“Starlight” – Tonight Alive:
“Damned if I do ya (Damned if I don’t)” – All Time Low:
“Certain” – Set Your Goals:
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“New area codes coming for Toronto and the GTA.” Toronto Star. 13 February 2013. 13 February 2013. <http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/02/13/new_area_codes_coming_for_toronto_and_gta_phones.html>
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