Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Coming to Alaska
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. Customers must continue to dial 1.800.273.TALK to reach the Lifeline until July 16, 2022.
In order for 988 to work in your area code, 10-digit local dialing must first be implemented. Get ready to change the way you dial your local calls!