These California Area Codes Will Require 10 Digit Dialing Starting Sunday

From Pasadena to Palo Alto, callers in nine California area codes will be required to use 10-digit dialing when making phone calls beginning Sunday.

The changes, which will affect thousands of California residents, stem from federal rules that will make it easier for callers to reach crisis resources.

For the record:

11:16 a.m. Oct. 25, 2021An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed the toll-free number for the the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The number is (800) 273-8255.

Callers who have a 988 exchange or “central office code” — the first three numbers of a seven-digit phone number — will have to dial the area code of a desired number first, followed by the remaining seven digits, to complete their connections.

The change was ordered by the Federal Communications Commission in July 2020 when it established 988 as the new nationwide three-digit phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Across the U.S., 82 area codes will transition to 10-digit dialing to help facilitate the change.

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Source : https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-10-22/these-california-area-codes-now-require-10-digit-dialing

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