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|Sao Tome and Principe||+239|
Area Code: none (formerly '12') Subscriber Number: Sao Tome: 7 digits (formerly 6, 5 digits) Trunk Prefix: none International Prefix: 00
Leading digit of the national subscriber number will signify:
Lead digit Service ---------- ------- 0 future use 1 short codes and special service 2 fixed/wireline 3 reserved for "nomadic" service 4 future use 5 future use 6 non-geographic e.g. premium rate 7 non-geographic e.g. private networks 8 non-geographic e.g. freephone 9 mobileReferences:
Notice from AGER (28 December 2009 and 8 January 2010, via ITU).
(with info courtesy Sergiu Rosenzweig)
Domestic dialling now requires the 6-digit subscriber number. For example, subscriber number 23456 became 223456.
The area code '12' which had been used for all calls into Sao Tome was eliminated. The new 6-digit subscriber number became a national number. Thus, the international format for the above example changed from +239 12 23456 to +239 223456.
As of 2 April 2002, GSM mobile numbering is available in Sao Tome in the format +239 90 xxxx.
Carrier CST notice (in Portuguese, Novo plano de numeração)
Notice from ITU numbering page.
Regulator is Autoridade Geral de Regulação (AGER). No active website known as of February 2011.