Area code change takes place this Sunday

Area code change takes place this Sunday

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Callers in the 618 Area Code will be required to dial all ten digits when making a phone call starting Sunday. To complete local calls, you will need to dial the area code plus telephone number or 1 plus the area code plus telephone number. This applies to all calls within the 618 area code that are currently dialed with seven digits.

On or after Sunday, calls made with only seven digits may not connect, and/or a recording will tell you your call cannot be completed as dialed. Businesses need to check with their alarm companies that have automatic dialing, to ensure the 618 is added into the automatic dialing. Also fax machines that are pre-programmed will need to be reprogrammed for ten digit dialing. The ten digit dialing has no effect on 9-1-1. 9-1-1 is still a three-digit number and no area code has to be put in when dialing 9-1-1.

The change is needed to comply with a 2020 rule by the Federal Communications Commission that created a three-digit number 988 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

July 1, 2022 @ 7:00 pm https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0600584EA5DB9CBA From Team Santana: The Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire “Miraculous Supernatural Tour” will now start in June of 2022. Your tickets will be honored for the rescheduled shows. Refunds are available at the original point of purchase for 30 days. We truly can’t wait to see you…

Motley Crue & Def Leppard @ Busch Stadium

Motley Crue & Def Leppard @ Busch Stadium

RESCHEDULED  JULY 5, 2022 @ 4:00 PM Motley Crüe and Def Leppard have announced that they are rescheduling their 2021 stadium tour to 2022. The new date for STL will be July 5, 2022 All tickets will be honored for the new date. Click HERE for more ticket info

El Monstero & Living Colour

El Monstero & Living Colour

El Monstero & Living Colour at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 9th ON SALE • NOWSPECIAL • Lawn and Select Reserved tickets just $19.95 + fees first week of sales Click HERE to purchase tickets

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