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Idaho Has Two Area Codes, Now Dialing 10-Digit Numbers

July 7, 2017 – Starting this August, Idaho phone carriers could issue new phone numbers with a 986 area code in areas throughout the state, in supplementation to Idaho’s current area code of 208. This means everyone in Idaho will now need to dial a full 10-digit phone number when placing phone calls or sending text messages. 

Save yourself from future difficulties by going through your cell phone’s directory and adding area codes to all of your saved contacts. West Ada School District will revise phone directory information throughout this school year so all phone numbers begin with an area code.