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Montana Public Service Commission 

Local calls will require area code due to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline rollout

Area code must be dialed for all calls in Montana starting Oct. 24, 2021


Last updated 12/17/2020 at 12:13pm

HELENA, Montana - On July 16, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission approved the designation of 988 as the new, nationwide, 3-digit abbreviated code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The 988 hotline will provide a phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors.

Some area codes, like the 406 area code in Montana, curr...

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