Starting on April 24, Texans with phone numbers in 254, 361, 409, 806, 830, 915 and 940 area codes should get in the habit of dialing 10 digits (area code + telephone number) for all local calls.
On July 16, 2020, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) issued an Order approving 988 as the three-digit abbreviated dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Texas area codes highlighted in blue on the map include phone numbers with a 988 prefix, necessitating the transition from seven-digit to 10-digit local dialing.
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