873 area code?!

I am in Sherbrooke, QC, and am trying to help my wife set up her new phone plan (after moving in from the US) with the Canada and USA plan. She doesn't have a local number, so we are selecting New number during SIM activation. The address entered is right. The typical area code here is 819. But our only options are 873 numbers. That'll spell long distance to anyone living here, so what gives? Is there a way to get the right area code for where we live?


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