Is the area code required when sending a text message?

I live in a city where the area code is not required to make local calls. I am trying to send a text message on a Motorola V3c (with SaskTel Mobility if that helps) to someone in my contacts who has a phone in my local area. After I complete the message, I enter his mobile phone number with the area code, and the... show more I live in a city where the area code is not required to make local calls. I am trying to send a text message on a Motorola V3c (with SaskTel Mobility if that helps) to someone in my contacts who has a phone in my local area. After I complete the message, I enter his mobile phone number with the area code, and the phone immediately matches the it to the number in my contacts list, where the number saved in it has no area code. Will it still work, or will the message bounce back?
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