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"The 618" will soon have another name

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Phone numbers in southern Illinois will have a new prefix

Newly issued phone numbers in southern Illinois will soon have a new area code.

The Illinois Commerce Commission approved the new 730 code, which will overlay the same area as 618, starting July 7.

The change won't impact already existing numbers, and the ICC says what is currently a local call will remain a local call.

In addition, several three-digit numbers remain available for special purposes, like 9-1-1, the 9-8-8 suicide help line, and others used by individual communities or agencies.

Former WSIU Associate Director of News and Public Affairs Jennifer Fuller joined Capitol News Illinois in July 2023 as the organization’s broadcast director.

Contact Jennifer Fuller at jfuller@capitolnewsillinois.com
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