To complete local calls, the new dialing procedure requires callers to dial area code + telephone number. This means that all calls currently dialed with seven digits will need to be dialed using ten digits, that is, the area code + telephone number. Please make sure to update your contacts to to the new ten digit format.
After you receive this message, if you do not use the new dialing procedure, your call may not be completed as dialed, and a recording will instruct you to hang up and dial again using the area code + telephone number. To avoid calling issues, please add the area code to your local contacts today.
U.S. Cellular is enhancing our calling network and as a result customers will now need to utilize 10 digit dialing.
Your telephone number, including current area code, will not change.
The price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services will not change.