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Comma-Separated Values (CSV) Text File
All standard area codes are listed. Toll-free Area codes such as 800, 866, 877 and other specialty area codes are not included. The first digit is in the range of 2-9, the second digit can be a 0-8, and the third digit can be a 0-9.
The prefix (also called the Exchange or Central Office Code) is next. This is referred to as the ‘NXX’. The first digit is in the range of 2-9, the second and third digits can be a 0-9.
This version includes an intuitive rate center name. Industry rate center names are limited to 10 characters therefore are heavily abbreviated and cryptic. We’ve translated as many as possible into a more meaningful label (35 characters), plus we use upper and lower case the names. This is ideal for using in telephony or call accounting reports.
This is the 2-character standard (Canada Post) province abbreviation. We also include a file called, ‘states.txt’ which will list the province name for each abbreviation.
Canadian Time Zones are in a standard format which is the number of hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) which was formerly called Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Greenwich is where the Royal Observatory is located (Southeast London). West of UTC is negative and so all records have negative numbers. The zones range from -3:30 (Newfoundland Standard Time) to -8 (Pacific Standard Time).
If the area covered by this area code / prefix observes Daylight Saving Time, then the last field will be ‘Y’, otherwise ‘N.’