Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing

Effective on October 24, 2021 for Multiple States/Area Codes
988 Becomes Available Nationwide on July 16, 2022


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new 3-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022.

  • Wireless customers may dial either 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach the Lifeline now.
  • Landline customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach the Lifeline until July 16, 2022.


For 988 to work for everyone, 10-digit local dialing must be implemented.


For more information, please call (520) 383-2236 to contact one of our representatives, or visit the FCC website at