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-profile   General information about Gift Lake
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Gift Lake
-census   Census information for Gift Lake
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Gift Lake
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Gift Lake
-cemeteries   Cemeteries in the area of Gift Lake
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Gift Lake
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Gift Lake
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

Area Code Overlay
An Overlay refers to the situation in which two (or more) area codes (eg- 587, 780) serve the same geographic area. In the case of Gift Lake, area code (587) is the Overlay for area code (780).

The Overlay is necessary when the geographic area requires (or in the future will need) more phone numbers than can be provided by a single area code.

When an Overlay is present, 10-digit dialing becomes necessary for all calls, even if local. There are different types of Overlays, with each having its own characteristics and dialing requirements.

If you would like to learn more about Overlays, we suggest the Wikipedia entry for Overlays.