Phone FAQs

When will the Idaho 208/986 area code overlay calling change begin?


Effective August 5, 2017, you must use the new dialing procedure. After this date, if you don't use the new dialing procedures, your calls won't be completed and a recording will instruct you to hang up and dial again.

Beginning September 5, 2017, new telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers using the new 986 area code.