[VoiceOps] Area code 886

Paul Timmins ptimmins at clearrate.com
Fri Jul 24 14:01:42 EDT 2020

11xx codes are a pulse dial substitute for the matching *xx code. so 1167 sets the privacy flag just like *67 does. They're not dialable outside of a class 5 end user.

(12xx replaces the #)

From: VoiceOps <voiceops-bounces at voiceops.org> on behalf of Jared Geiger <jared at compuwizz.net>
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2020 1:51 PM
To: VoiceOps
Subject: Re: [VoiceOps] Area code 886

Semi related:

Depending on the International vendor, I see the codes 108, 109, 1129, 1139, 1171, 1172, 1173, 1178 being claimed as either valid codes in Canada or the US. I haven't found much information on them but I believe they are special in Canada dial codes for certain services and would likely never complete if a call originated outside of the country.

Watch out for those in ratesheets if your customers dial the 011 prefix for an International call, it may confuse your LCR/rating engine.


On Fri, Jul 24, 2020 at 10:09 AM John R Levine <johnl at taugh.com<mailto:johnl at taugh.com>> wrote:
> 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.

If that is the case, you should tell NANPA.  I just downloaded their NPA
database, dated today.  It says:

886,General Purpose Code,No,Set aside for toll free,No,No,,N,,,N,,,,"",No,,,Toll-Free,,,,No,No,,,,,,,,""


>> On Jul 24, 2020, at 9:22 AM, John Levine <johnl at taugh.com<mailto:johnl at taugh.com>> wrote:
>> In article <CAM3TTh1u6C0+uwDSWrHfYvh-y=aAzOdF_9-eqevHo93w-DWJrw at mail.gmail.com<mailto: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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