New Hampshire is transitioning to 10-digit dialing

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

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