Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Coming to 406 Area Code

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. Customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Lifeline until July 16, 2022.

However, in order for 988 to work in our area code (406), and many others throughout the country, 10-digit local dialing must first be implemented. That means you will need to change the way you dial local calls.