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254 Area code.

254 Area code.

254 Area code

North American area code 254 is a state of Texas telephone area code for numbers in the Waco/Temple/Killeen area. It was created May 25, 1997, in a split from area code 817.

Prior to October 2021, area code 254 had telephone numbers assigned for the central office code 988. In 2020, 988 was designated nationwide as a dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which created a conflict for exchanges that permit seven-digit dialing. This area code was therefore scheduled to transition to ten-digit dialing by October 24, 2021. Area code 254 is located in central Texas and covers Killeen, Waco, and Temple. It is the only area code that serves the area.

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The carriers providing phone numbers in this area code are: 1stel, 365 Wireless, AT&T Local, Aeon Communications, Alenco Communications, Ama Comm. DBA Ama*techtel Communications-tx, Bandwidth.com Clec, Big River Telephone Company - MO, Broadvox-clec, Broadwing Communications, Brooks Fiber Properties Of Texas, Cebridge Telecom Tx, L.p., Cellco Partnership DBA Verizon Wireless, Central Tel. Co. Of Texas DBA Centurylink, Central Texas Telephone Cooperative, Centurylink Communications LLC, Foremost Telecommunications Corporation, Globalstar Usa, Grande Communications Networks, Halo Wireless, Inc, Helmsco Inc., Ionex Communications South, Leap Wireless Intl DBA Cricket Comm, Level 3 Communications, Lipan Telephone Co., Magnum Networks, Metro PCS, Mid-tex Cellular Ltd., Mtpcs, Neutral Tandem-texas, New Cingular Wireless PCS - IL, Nwire, Sbc Internet Services, Southwestern Bell, Sprint Communications Company, L.p., Sprint Spectrum L.p., T-mobile Usa, Teleport Communications America, Teleport Communications Group - Dallas, Teletouch Communications, Texas Windstream, Time Warner Cble Info Svc (tx) DBA Time Warne, Totelcom Communications, United Telephone Of Texas Inc DBA Centurylink, Usa Mobility Wireless, Utex Communications Corp., Valor Telecomm Tx, Ld-tx #2 DBA Windstream Co, Valor Telecomm Tx, Lp-tx #1 DBA Windstream Co, Windstream Sugar Land, Ymax Communications Corp.

On Friday, the city said the 254 area code is among 82 across the United States requiring this change due to the Federal Communications Commission adopting 988 as the new three-digit number that's going to be used to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Line.

Beginning April 24, 2021, anyone calling a number in the 254 area code (the area code assigned to Waco) is advised to dial all 10 digits of the phone number (area code + telephone number) for all calls, including local calls. This change is necessary to accommodate emergency calls to 988 as a new abbreviated three-digit dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Because some numbers within the 254 area code contain 988 in their prefix, the transition from seven-digit phone numbers to 10-digit phone numbers for local dialing is necessary.

The Public Utility Commission of Texas is urging folks with those area codes to begin the practice now , because come October 24, 2021 all “local calls dialed with only seven digits will reach a recording prompting them to hang up and dial again using both the area code with the seven-digit telephone number,” a press release from the PUC said.

 

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