Cell phone numbers available early in ’07

  • Dec. 18, 2006 8:00 a.m.

Telus expects to have a new set of cell phone numbers for the Islands within months.
“We applied to the Canadian Numbering Authority, the federal agency that handles phone number assisgnments and it will take another month or two,” said Shawn Hall of Telus. “It is part of the process to get a new prefix designation for an area once the cell phone infrastructure is in.”
There’s a lot of interest on the islands in expanding cell phone service to all communities, according to Mr. Hall. “There is no current engineering plan to expand service, but we have taken these expressions of interest in for future planning,” he said.
Meanwhile, arumour that there are no new telephone numbers for land-lines available here is apparently wrong. Telus told us that there are new numbers available for lines to homes and businesses.
The issue for local cell phone numbers was raised at a recent regional district meeting and then addressed to Telus.

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