Public Service Commission Working to Extend Life of "406" Area Code


March 30, 2022

As we approach another 4/06 day, Montana will look to remain the "406" for well into the future thanks to the Montana Public Service Commission's efforts to ensure phone numbers are allocated more efficiently across the state.

The "406" area code is currently forecasted for exhaustion in late 2027. However, the PSC recently delivered comments to the Federal Communications Commission asking that Montana be given a waiver from FCC rules that would otherwise go into effect during a three-year planning period when a state anticipates the need for a new area code.

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