406 Area Code Required for Local Calls Starting Oct. 24
FCC orders 10-digit dialing as part of suicide prevention lifeline rollout.
Last updated 10/7/2021 at 10:58am
HELENA- Beginning Oct. 24, all local calls in Montana must be dialed with the 406 area code to connect.
Montana's 406 area code currently allows seven-digit dialing to complete local calls. That will change this month due to a Federal Communications Commission order designating 988 as the new, nationwide, three-digit number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Some seven-digit phone nu...