[VoiceOps] Area code 886

Brandon Svec bsvec at teamonesolutions.com
Fri Jul 24 12:28:40 EDT 2020

I think you misread that 886 is reserved for TF. It was released from TF reservation in 2003 and us currently unassigned so could pop up anywhere as a new code. 


> On Jul 24, 2020, at 9:22 AM, John Levine <johnl at taugh.com> wrote:
> In article <CAM3TTh1u6C0+uwDSWrHfYvh-y=aAzOdF_9-eqevHo93w-DWJrw at mail.gmail.com> you write:
>> Does anyone know if area code 886 was allocated to Canada and if yes where
>> in Canada? We were just told by an international vendor that it is a new
>> area code in Canada yet I can't find anything on it.
> You can check the definitive NANPA list at https://nationalnanpa.com/
> It says that 886 is reserved for toll-free expansion. Your vendor is
> confused.
> A long time ago, codes 880, 881, and 882 were used for paid
> international calls to North American 800, 888, and 877 numbers, so
> they might be telling you a garbled version of that. That hack went
> away 15 years ago and those codes are now also reserved for toll-free
> expansion.
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