Phone FAQs

What’s the Idaho 208/986 area code overlay?


To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new 986 area code will be added to the area served by 208. This is known as an area code overlay.

Note: An area code overlay doesn't require customers to change their existing area code but does require customers to dial at minimum the area code + telephone number on every call, including calls within the same area code.

For more information, read the customer letter below: