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  1. Area codes 778, 236, and 672 are area codes in the North American Numbering Plan for the entire Canadian province of British Columbia. They form an overlay complex with area code 604, which serves only a small southwestern section, the Lower Mainland, of the province, and area code 250, which serves the rest of the province. The area codes also serve the small United States community of Hyder, Alaska, which is located along the Canada–United States border near the town of Stewart.

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  4. Area code 236 serves all of British Columbia. 05/04/2019 Area code 672 was officially put into service as a distributed overlay of area codes 236, 250, 604, and 778. Ten digit dialing (area code + seven digit number) is necessary in the 604/778/236 and 250/778/236 overlays because two different homes in the same geographic area can have the same seven digit phone number but each would have a different area code.

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    Area code 250 was created on October 19, 1996, as a split of area code 604, which was retained by the Lower Mainland. Prior to 1996, 604 had been the sole area code in British Columbia for almost half a century. While British Columbia would have likely needed another area code in any event due to the province's growth in the second half of the 20th century, the split was hastened by Canada's system of number allocation. Canada does not use number pooling as a relief measure. Instead, each competitive local exchange carrieris allocated blocks of 10,000 numbers (corresponding to a single prefix) in each rate centre where it plans to offer service, even in the smallest hamlets. Once a prefix is assigned to a carrier and rate centre, it cannot be moved elsewhere, even when a rate centre has more than enough numbers to serve its customers. This has resulted in thousands of wasted numbers, a problem exacerbated by the proliferation first of fax machines and pagers and then cell phones. By...

    Bridge River Valley, including Bralorne, Brexton, Gold Bridge, and Gun Lake: 238

    Bibliography

    1. Deak, JN (17 August 1995). "NANP-Split of 604 (British Columbia) Numbering Plan Area (NPA)" (PDF). Bellcore Letter. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011. 2. "NPA 250/604/778 Relief Planning". Canadian Number Administrator. Archived from the original on 25 September 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2011.

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  6. 236 Area Code. Area code 236 is assigned for use in British Columbia, Canada since Jun 01, 2013. This area code originated from the 604 area code previously by means of area code split or overlay. View all phone prefixes used in area code 236 or other area codes in British Columbia. Included with the location of each prefix are the phone companies / service providers that operates them.

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