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Number Format

Area Code:            3 digits
Subscriber Number:    7 digits
Trunk Prefix:         1
International Prefix: 011

1 June 1997 - +1 340 replaces +1 809

Area code +1 340 replaced the existing overall Caribbean/Atlantic code +1 809 in the US Virgin Islands starting 1 June 1997 in permissive mode, and becoming mandatory 6 December 1997. Existing 7-digit subscriber numbers were retained.

1 October 1995 - new numbering ranges

On 1 October 1995, the following number ranges were introduced in the US Virgin Islands:

Subscriber number  Community         Island
=================  =========         ======
712 xxxx           Mon Bijou         St Croix Island
713 xxxx           Southgate         St Croix Island
714 xxxx           Havensight        St Thomas Island
715 xxxx           Charlotte Amalie  St Thomas Island
In 1995, these were in +1 809 xxxxxxx range, prior to area code changes throughout the Caribbean and Atlantic islands under +1.

Source: Virgin Islands Telephone Co. announcement (via ITU).

1993 - four number ranges added for new exchanges

New subscriber number ranges activated for US Virgin Islands: 690xxxx, 691xxxx, 692xxxx and 693xxxx (following what was then +1 809, now +1 340).

1982 - international call dialling introduced

Capability to dial calls to other countries outside NANP was introduced.

1981 - dialled operator-assisted calling introduced

0+ dialling prefix was introduced to allow dialling for types of calls that previously required an operator to handle e.g. collect calls, billing charges to another number, "person-to-person" calls placed to reach a specific person.

1966 - long distance dialling begins

Capability is introduced to dial other subscriber numbers in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP) (known as Direct Distance Dialing or DDD).

Source: innovativetelephone.com.

Other information

See Caribbean Nations.

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