The new 363 area code is coming to the 516 region in New York


All customers with a 516 area code should be aware of the introduction of the new 363 area code. Beginning January 20, 2023, customers in Nassau County on the western portion of Long Island, New York ordering new telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers using the new 363 area code.

To ensure a continuing supply of new telephone numbers, the 363 area code will be added as an overlay to the 516 region. An overlay is the addition of another area code (363) to the same geographic region served by an existing area code (516). The 363 area code will co-exist everywhere in this region with the 516 area code. An overlay does not require customers to change their existing area code, but does require customers to dial the area code to complete local calls.

The key facts for consumers to know about the upcoming NY 516/363 area code overlay are:

  • Your current telephone number, including current area code, will not change.
  • If you seek new phone service on and after January 20, 2023, you may be assigned a phone number with the 363 area code.
  • You will continue to dial the area code + telephone number for all local calls, including calls within the same area code.
  • You will continue to dial 1 + area code + telephone number for all long distance calls.
  • What is a local call now will remain a local call.
  • The price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services will not change due to the overlay.
  • You can still dial just three digits to reach 911 and 988, as well as 211, 311, 411, 511, 611, 711, and 811 if those are currently available in your community.

Please remember to identify your telephone number as a 10-digit number and include the area code when giving the number to friends, family, business associates and customers, etc.

Customers should ensure that all services, automatic dialing equipment, or other types of equipment recognize the new 363 area code as a valid area code and should continue to store or program telephone numbers as 10-digit numbers. Some examples include but are not limited to: stored telephone numbers in contact lists in wireless or cordless phones, PBXs, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, speed dialers, call forwarding settings, voicemail services, medical alert devices, safety alarm security systems and gates, ankle monitors, and or other similar equipment. Customers should also ensure their websites, personal and business stationery and printed checks, advertising materials, contact information, and personal or pet ID tags include the area code.

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Canada – The Restigouche region will benefit from investments to help bring people back to public spaces safely

Government of Canada fueling community revitalization and creating the conditions for local economies to thrive as they rebound from the effects of COVID-19

August 13, 2021 · Campbellton, New Brunswick, 2021 · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

Shared public spaces such as farmers’ markets and skating rinks are at the heart of communities across Canada. They draw in residents and visitors alike, supporting local businesses and jobs. In the Restigouche region, as in so many places across Canada, these spaces have seen a significant reduction in use as Canadians took precautions to stay safe from COVID-19.

The Government of Canada recognizes that Canadian cities and towns flourish when they have community public spaces to promote social interaction and physical activity, and provide access to recreational programs and facilities. These amenities are integral to the overall well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our economic recovery is closely linked to the vitality of our local communities and their shared spaces.

Today René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche, announced total investments of $75,815 through the Canada Community Revitalization Fund (CCRF) for two projects in the Restigouche area. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Minister responsible for ACOA.

For the full list of projects, please see backgrounder.

The CCRF was launched in June 2021. The Fund provides $500 million over two years to Canada’s regional development agencies (RDAs) to invest in shared and inclusive public spaces. As public health restrictions ease, the Government of Canada remains committed to investing in shared spaces to make them safer, greener and more accessible. This in turn will stimulate local economies, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

“Through investments like these, our government is supporting economic development in communities of every size, in every region. We have helped put small- and medium-sized businesses on the road to recovery. Now it’s time to invest in the shared public spaces that will safely bring people together and help communities grow and thrive well into the future.”

–        The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for ACOA

“Public infrastructure shapes communities that are sustainable and inclusive, and helps spur economic activity and job creation. That is why we are proud to support community infrastructure projects like these ones in the Restigouche area, which will contribute to the region’s vitality and make a difference in the everyday lives of Canadians and their communities.”

–       René Arseneault, Member of Parliament for Madawaska-Restigouche

Catherine Mounier-Desrochers

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Economic

Development and Official Languages