Telephone Numbers

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NPA/NXX Listing

NANPA (North American Numbering Plan Administration)

Telephone Number Relief
314 Area Code: The Missouri Commission to worked with the North American Numbering Plan Administrator (NANPA) and the telecommunications industry on implementation of an overlay plan and the introduction of a new area code in the 314 area code region in Missouri. The new area code is 557. All existing 314 area code customers will retain their current area code in the overlay area and their telephone numbers will not be changed. August 12, 2022 was the earliest date telephone numbers with a 557 area code will be activated and used within the 314 area code. The 557 area code will co-exist everywhere in this region with the 314 area code. All local calls within this region must be dialed using ten digits rather than seven digits.

August 1, 2022 Press Release: REMINDER The New 557 Area Code is Coming to the 314 Area Code Region

Case No. TO-2022-0010

816 Area Code: Network preparation and customer education are scheduled to begin January 2023. The new area code will be 975. All existing 816 area code customers will retain their current area code in the overlay area and their telephone numbers will not be changed. October 13, 2023 is the earliest date telephone numbers with a 975 area code will be activated and used within the 816 area code. The 975 area code will co-exist everywhere in this region with the 816 area code. All local calls within this region must be dialed using ten digits rather than seven digits.  

Case No. TO-2022-0010     

573 Area Code: NANPA has notified the Missouri Commission of the need for relief in the 573 area code in Missouri. The 573 area code will exhaust its available supply of numbers during the third quarter of 2024. Network preparation and customer education are scheduled to begin February 2023.  The new area code will be 235. All existing 573 area code customers will retain their current area code in the overlay area and their telephone numbers will not be changed. The 235 area code will co-exist everywhere in this region with the 573 area code. All local calls within this region must be dialed using ten digits rather than seven digits by February 2024.  March 24, 2024 is the earliest date telephone numbers with a 235 area code will be activated and used within the 573 area code.

March 25, 2022 Press Release: PSC Opens Case to Consider Telephone Number Relief in the 573 Area Code   
Case No. TO-2022-0250             

Local Dialing

Elimination of 7-digit Local Dialing for 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
On July 16, 2020, the FCC established 988 as the nationwide, easy-to-remember 3-digit dialing code for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors. Report and Order     

In order to accomodate the 988 code 7-digit local dialing will be eliminated in the following Misosuri area codes: 314, 417, 660 and 816. July 16, 2022 the "988" 3-digit dialing code was launched and routes calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

July 15, 2022 FCC Press Release: U.S. TRANSITION TO 988 SUICIDE & CRISIS LIFELINE BEGINS TOMORROW
Case No. TO-2021-0155

988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Conversion to 10-Digit Local Dialing Frequently Asked Questions

 

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