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Local phone calls require area code

 

Last updated 11/3/2021 at 9:23am



As of last week, all phone calls for certain area codes – including 719 – must include the full 10-digit number including area code.

The change is due to a future “988” Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Because some phone numbers across the country have 988 as their local exchange in their 7-digit calls, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has enacted this new protocol to add the area code to eliminate any mix-ups.

A 10-digit dialed telephone call requires entering both the three-digit area code and the seven-digit telephone number to complete the call, even if the area code is t...



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