FCC to Require 10-Digit Dialing Code for Wisconsin Residents beginning October 24th
Change needed due to new ‘988’ dialing code to contact the National Suicide Prevention Line
July 22, 2021
Beginning October 24, 2021, all customers with the area codes 262, 414, 608, and 920 will need to dial the area code and telephone number in order to connect their local and long-distance calls. This will apply to all calls that are currently dialed with seven digits.
The change comes after the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) adopted Order FCC 20-100, which is viewable here https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-100A1.pdf, approving ‘988’ as the three-digit abbreviated dialing code to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline starting July 16, 2022. To ensure ‘...