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Since 3-1-1 service should be starting soon I thought I would take a look at the other services offered. Some I knew about (like 6-1-1) but others (7-1-1) I had never heard about.

Here are the following services offered from 0-1-1 to 9-1-1:

011 / 111
Reserved for switching and routing of international and other calls.

211
A 24 hour information line for local, health and governmental services launched in 2002.

311
Not yet implimented, this number will help us find city info and help with services.

411
Addresses & phone numbers for businesses, governments or residences in and around Canada and the US. (you can for instance call 411 from Toronto for a number from a city in the US) You still have to dial 0 for other international directory assistance.

511
ITS Canada wishes to bring 5-1-1 service to Canada to provide an “automated weather and traveller information service number.”

611
Used to report problems with your telephone service in some areas of Canada.

711
Message Relay Service for the hearing impaired. A service that lets hearing/speech-impaired people communicate via a telephone with any other person by using a relay agent to act as an intermediary.

811
In the past this number was used to reach the telephone service providers busniess offices but has been discontinued.

911
Emergency Services

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