Phone Card Depot, Canada’s largest retailer of prepaid long distance phone cards by e-mail acquired the domain countrycode.ca to provide international dialing instructions to its prepaid calling card users. The amount paid for the domain and existing database and servers were acquired for an undisclosed amount.
Prior to the acquisition, Country Code offered consumers an AJAX-based predictive search for determining city and country calling codes. If a user inputted "Tor-" then "Toronto, Ontario, Canada", "Torrean, Mexico" and "Torun, Poland" will result from the search. After selecting "Toronto, Ontario Canada", the site will display the following area codes: "1 + 416 or 647 + Tel #" an accurate result for the city’s area codes.
When Phone Card Depot was asked about the acquisition: Mr. John Thomas, PR Manager for Phone Card Depot replied that "Country Code is the perfect resource, our users will be happy to see that we [Phone Card Depot] continue to provide them with more than just affordable long distance".
Phone Card Depot retails prepaid phone cards delivered primarily via e-mail. Phone Card Depot’s headquarters are located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with servers located in Burnaby, BC.