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Posted on: Apr 28, 2017

 *** Idaho Customers Only ***

Effective May 1, 2017, the Idaho Public Utilities Commission temporarily suspended the ITSAP until next annual budget review and ordered that the ITSAP surcharge decrease from $.01 to $.00 per access line per month on all end user business, residential and wireless access services.  

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NOTICE OF NEW AREA CODE OVERLAY FOR THE IDAHO 208 AREA CODE

To ensure the continuing supply of telephone numbers in Idaho, a new 986 area code will be added to the area served by the existing 208 area code as an area code overlay.  An area code overlay adds another area code to the same geographic region as an existing area code.

Some important things to keep in mind...

Your area code and number will not change.

Your local calling area will not change.

You will still dial 911 to reach emergency services.

The way South Mountain customers of OIU dial calls will not change since they already have 10 digit dialing of local calls.

Local calls dial: AREA CODE + 7 DIGIT NUMBER (10 digit dialing)

Long Distance calls dial: 1+ AREA CODE + 7 DIGIT NUMBER

Dialing 211, 511, 611, 711, 811, and 911 will remain unchanged

The price of a call, coverage area, and other rates and services will not change b ecause of the overlay.

Beginning September 05, 2017, new lines or telephone numbers may be assigned using the new 986 area code for some carriers in Idaho.

If you have questions regarding information provided in this notice, please call Oregon-Idaho Utilities, Inc. at (800) 624-0082 or you may access the Idaho PUC website for more information:

http://www.puc.idaho.gov

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