10 Digit Dialing Soon In 573 Area Code

Beginning in 2024, all local calls within Missouri’s 573 area code will have to be placed using the full 10 digits of your phone number. That’s because a new overlay 235 area code is being created because there weren’t that many available phone numbers left, according to Scott Rupp (ROOP) with the Missouri Public Service Commission…


A six-month permissive dialing period began at the end of August to give customers time to adjust to the dialing changes. On February 24, 2024, all local calls made within the 573 area code must be placed using 10 digits, that’s your area code and the 7-digit telephone number. Rupp (ROOP) says that your current telephone number, including current area code, will not change.


(From Missourinet)