708 Calls Will Require 10 Digits for Local Dialing

Area Code 708. (AllAreaCodes.com)

FCC Orders Change to Clear Way for a 3-digit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Illinois Commerce Commission announced that effective October 24, 2021, phone customers in the 309, 618, and 708 area codes will be required to use 10-digit dialing (or 1+10-digit) when making local calls to ensure users can dial 988 to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline starting in July 2022.   

On July 16, 2020 the Federal Communications Commission adopted an order (FCC 20-100) approving 988 as the abbreviated dialing code . . .

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