Area Code 605 Moving To Mandatory Ten Digit Dialing

(Pierre, SD) — The 605 area code centered in South Dakota is moving to mandatory ten digit dialing. The change went into effect yesterday. Officials made the change so a national suicide hotline can be set-up. The South Dakota area code is one of 82 in the country that the Federal Communications Commission says must make the change so that people do no inadvertently get connected to the 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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