A new area code (986) will be added to the same geographic area served by 208. This does not require customers to change their existing area code.
There will be a new dialing procedure – all calls in the 208 area code that currently require 7-digit dialing will now require callers to dial the 10-digit telephone number (area code + the 7-digit telephone number.) Calls that are currently local will continue to be local, even though 10-digit dialing will be required.
Beginning August 5, 2017, you must use the new dialing procedures.
Filer Mutual will continue to assign the 208 area code to new numbers for the foreseeable future.
In addition to changing your dialing procedures, all services, automatic dialing equipment, or other types of equipment that are programmed with a 7-digit number will need to be reprogrammed to use the new 10-digit dialing procedures.
If you have any questions regarding information provided in this notice, please call Filer Mutual at 208-326-4331 or access the following website for more information: www.puc.idaho.gov