Once the holiday season ends and the calendar changes to January, we begin to focus on changes (resolutions) for the new year, both personally and in business. One resolution your business should absolutely make for 2023 is to check your phone number.
Starting on April 29, 2023, New Brunswick will have an additional area code, 428, along with our current area code, 506. Anyone who currently has a 506-phone number, either residential or commercial, will be able to keep their current number and new numbers using the 428-area code will only be assigned after the current 506 number list is used up.
The most important part of this change isn’t the new area code, but the fact that all New Brunswick will start using ten-digit number dialing, regardless of local or long distance. After April 29, 2023, you can’t reach us for fantastic Marketing help just by dialing 444-0950. Instead, you’ll need to dial 506-444-0950. This change affects all communications devices, include landline and cellular phones, auto-dialers, alarm systems and lifeline equipment.
How should looking at your phone number be a resolution? Review all your marketing materials, including your website, business cards, letterhead, signage, and all other advertising, to make sure you’re displaying your full ten-digit phone number, so people will know how to reach you moving forward.
Let us help you achieve your first resolution of the New Year! Contact us to today to see how we can help you update your website, signage, and marketing materials so that you’re ready for what 2023 may bring.