New Hampshire is transitioning to 10-digit dialing
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2021
Starting October 24, 2021, all New Hampshire residents will need to dial the area code 603 before the phone number:
Timeline for Transition to 10-Digit Dialing:
- Beginning April 24, 2021, to begin to become accustomed to 10-digit dialing, consumers should begin dialing 10 digits (3-digit area code + 7-digit telephone number) for all local calls. If they forget and dial just 7 digits, their call will still be completed.
- Beginning October 24, 2021, consumers must dial 10-digits (area code + telephone number) for all local calls. On and after this date, local calls dialed with only 7 digits may not be completed, and a recording will inform you that your call cannot be completed as dialed. Consumers must hang up and dial again using the area code and the 7-digit number.
- Beginning July 16, 2022, dialing “988” will route calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
To find out more, view the FCC - 10-Digit Dialing Fact Sheet.
Source: Town Office
Category: Town Hall News