Starting Sunday, July 29, 2012 you’ll have to dial 204 before calling a local Winnipeg number. Your call will still be completed if you fail to do so, but you’ll receive a recorded message that reminds you that 10-digit dialing will soon be mandatory.
If you have 7 digit numbers stored in your cellphones address book, make sure to get them updated. After October, those calls will no longer work.
Winnipeg’s new 431 area code (which will accompany the traditional 204) will take effect on Saturday, November 3, 2012. [WINNIPEGSUN]