DOCOMO PACIFIC will not implement 10-digit dialing in CNMI on October 24, 2021

Gualo Rai, Saipan (October 21, 2021) – DOCOMO PACIFIC, regional leader in innovation, telecommunications, & entertainment, will not implement 10-Digit dialing in CNMI on October 24, 2021.


The Federal Communications Commission has designated “988” as the service number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline effective July 16, 2022; similar to “911” for police, fire, or rescue emergencies. To make this possible, all area codes within the United States that have phone numbers beginning with “988” will now require the area code to be dialed first, followed by the local telephone number (for example: 671-988-XXXX). This will prevent calls to the National Suicide Lifeline from being automatically triggered and placed.


Guam is amongst 82 area codes that need to make this local call transition, however, the CNMI is not included on this list. As a result, starting October 24, 2021, all local phone calls on Guam must include the 671-area code. DOCOMO PACIFIC is evaluating dates for possible dialing alignment in CNMI and will ensure adequate time and communication with residential and business customers.


For more information on the 10-Digit Dialing change, you can email your inquiries to


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