Get ready to start using 907 for all phone calls in Alaska


Beginning April 24, Alaskans should start getting used to dialing the 907 area code when calling in state.

For the next six months, callers can dial the old way - with just seven digits - or the new way - with 10 digits - but only the 10-digit dialing will work starting Oct. 24.

Using the 907 area code on all calls in Alaska as of April 24 will be good practice for when the federally mandated switch to 10-digit dialing takes effect in the fall, even for local calls, said phone service providers across the state.

The reason for the change, according to a notice from the Regulatory Commission of...

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