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The FCC is implementing new guidelines for dialing beginning on Oct. 24, and Michigan is one of 37 states impacted.

In other words, if you live in one of the four area codes in Michigan impacted by the guidelines, you’ll have to change how you make phone calls. For Michigan, this includes all of the state’s 616, 810, 906, and 989 area codes.

Customers will have to do mandatory 10-digit dialing (area code + telephone number) for local – yes, local – calls. They will not be able to dial seven digits for local calls.

For more information, go here.

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!