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Mandatory 10-digit dialing coming to 406 area code

 

April 23, 2021



The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. Until then, customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Lifeline. For 988 to work properly in the (406) area code, and in several other area codes and states around the country, 10-digit local dialing needs to be implemented.

What is Changing?

All telephone customers may begin dialing 10 digits (area code + telephone number) for all local calls on April 24, 2021. If...



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