how do I change my area code without changing my number

  • 2
  • Question
  • Updated 4 years ago
  • Answered
I have a nexus 4, and I moved from Belleville so a (613) area code to Oshawa a (905) area code. I want to keep my phone number the same but just change my area code. Is that possible?
Photo of Catherine Connaty

Catherine Connaty

  • 80 Points 75 badge 2x thumb

Posted 4 years ago

  • 2
Photo of Chad Burr

Chad Burr, Mobile Master

  • 203,644 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
Unfortunately, that's not possible
The first three (after the area code) digits indicate your town so whatever town your new number is in will be the new first three digits
Photo of Sophia

Sophia, Mobile Master

  • 140,702 Points 100k badge 2x thumb
Hi Catherine,

You could call Koodo (*611) to can ask if your particular number - last 4 digits - is still available for the Oshawa area but chances are very, very slim... still, won't hurt to ask :)
Photo of Ray


  • 7,644 Points 5k badge 2x thumb
Telus/Koodo prefixes in Belleville: 343-263 613-438 613-827 613-885
Telus/Koodo prefixes in Oshawa: 289-675 289-685 289-688 905-259 905-809 905-926

Keeping the 7 digits after the area code will not be possible.
As Sophia mentions, you might try asking Koodo if you can keep your last 4 digits.