401/531 Area Code Relief

The North American Numbering Plan Administrator has notified the Nebraska Public Service Commission that the numbers available in the 402 Area Code are nearly depleted and a relief plan must be implemented. Area Code relief plans are developed and implemented by the telecommunications carriers who operate in the affected area code. The carriers establish sub-committees that focus on the areas of Technical Implementation and Customer Education. Each sub-committee identifies specific tasks, time-lines, and the necessary documentation to implement the approved relief plan. The following information will assist you in understanding what this entails and how you may be affected.

Key Dates
  • June 26, 2010 - Begin Permissive 10 Digit Dialing in Area Code 402
  • February 26, 2011 - Begin Mandatory 10 Digit Dialing in Area Code 402 and 531
Important Information
Carrier Notification Letters:
History of the Area Code 402 Relief Plan

The Nebraska Public Service Commission (NPSC) began efforts to extend the life of the 402 Area Code shortly after they were first notified of the decreasing level of available resources. The following are Commission orders and press releases that will help you in reviewing the efforts taken by the Commission.

NPSC 402 Relief Plan Orders

Nebraska Public Service Commission

1200 N Street, Suite 300, Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone: 402-471-3101
Toll Free: 1-800-526-0017 (NE Only)
TDD: 402-471-0213
Fax: 402-471-0254

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