Starting October 24th to make a local call anywhere in the state the 406-area code must be used before the other 7 numbers for it to go through. The reason is so that the Federal Communications Commission can roll out the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Montana is one of 37 states and 83 area codes that will be impacted. All services that use automated dialing equipment will also be impacted and will need to be programmed to include the 10-digit dialing.
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