The state of New Mexico will move to 10-digit dialing for all telephone calls made in-state on Oct. 24. Since April 24, 2021, seven-digit dialing has still been permitted.
An automated recording will advise callers that they need to use 10-digit dialing, and seven-digit calls will no longer be completed.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to implement a new, three-digit number, 988, to dial for its National Suicide Prevention Hotline, which will be available beginning July 16, 2022. The implementation of this number requires 10-digit dialing for all in-state calls.
For more information, please see the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission’s website, nm-prc.org.
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