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10-digit dialing required as of Oct. 24


October 14, 2021

Dialing a number within the 907 area code will soon require all 10 digits of a phone number — that’s the number along with the area code.

Starting on Oct. 24, under a new federal requirement, it will be mandatory to dial all 10 numbers for calls within the same area code in more than six dozen area codes around the country. Although people can already dial all 10 digits to complete a call, the requirement won’t be hard-coded until the mandatory date.

After Oct. 24, callers may not be able to complete a call by dialing only seven digits and could hear a recording directing them to hang...

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