Abbreviated dialing codes are, in effect, shortened phone numbers. You can dial just three numbers to complete your call. The most widely known, and used, code is 911, which will compete calls to your local emergency services.
In Wisconsin, we have nine such codes in service.
211 connects to community information and referral services
311 connects to non-emergency police and other government services
411 connects to directory assistance
511 provides traffic and transportation information
611 connects to your provider’s tech support / repair service
711 connects to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS)
811 connects to state One Call Centers (i.e. Diggers Hotline)
911 connects to emergency services
988 connects to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline
If you have questions or comments about abbreviated dialing codes, please contact Peter Jahn at (608) 267-2338, or via email at email@example.com.