INDIANAPOLIS — Beginning on Sunday, Oct. 24, everyone in northern Indiana’s 219 and 574 telephone area codes will be required to use 10 digits, rather than seven, to make local phone calls.

Callers will need to dial 219 before their numbers for all local calls, on cell phones and landlines. Local calls made with seven digits will work until the end of the permissive dialing period, established to allow everyone time to adjust and make required system changes before 10-digit dialing becomes mandatory.

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