Tucson-area residents should get used to using area codes when making local calls

Arizona News

The change is necessary because of the new nationwide suicide hotline, which goes live July 16, 2021. The hotline’s number is 988 and the area codes 520, 480 and 928 all have numbers with a 988 prefix. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can still be reached by dialing 1-800-273-TALK even after the 988 code goes into effect.

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