10-Digit Dialing In 988 Area Code Begins Soon

On April 24, 2021, a transition to 10-digit dialing in the 988 area code begin. On October 24, 2021 this will become mandatory.

10-Digit Dialing: 988 Area Code Updates

The FCC has designated 988 as an abbreviated dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Hotline.

In area codes where 988 is a working prefix, local calls will need to be dialed using a 10-digit phone number (1 + area code + phone number), even when dialing in the same area code.

This will affect Atlantic Broadband phone customers in certain area codes in Delaware, Florida, New Hampshire, New York and Virginia.

10-digit dialing will begin on a transition basis starting April 24, 2021 and will become mandatory on October 24, 2021.


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