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Area Code: 1-2 digits Subscriber Number: 5-6 digits (see note below) Trunk Prefix: 0 International Prefix: 00Subscriber Number 6 digits in Luanda area only? (Few details on Angola numbering are available).
Existing numbers were converted or introduced according to the following tables.
The following table represents Luanda, which had the only single-digit area code:
Old format New format Carrier ---------- ---------- ------- 2 xxxxxx 22 2xxxxxx Angola Telecom (new) 22 6xxxxxx Mercury (new) 22 7xxxxxx Mundo Startel 2 740xxx 22 8740xxx Nexus 2 741xxx 22 8741xxx Nexus (new) 22 9xxxxxx WezacomThe following table represents the new format for area codes outside Luanda, which have 2 digits (represented by 'BB'):
Old format New format Carrier ---------- ---------- ------- BB xxxxx 2BB 2xxxxx Angola Telecom (new) 2BB 6xxxxx Mercury (new) 2BB 7xxxxx Mundo Startel BB xxxxx 2BB 8xxxxx Nexus (new) 2BB 9xxxxx WezacomOverview of national numbering format (including details of special number ranges):
Format Service ------ ------- 2xxxxxxxx geographic fixed/wireline 3xxxxxxxx reserved for fixed/wireline 4xxxxxxxx reserved for future use 5xxxxxxxx reserved for future use 6xxxxxxxx data, internet, other specialty services 610610xxx internet access 680xxxxxx reserved for portability - Angola Telecom 681xxxxxx reserved for portability - Mercury 682xxxxxx reserved for portability - Mundo Startel 683xxxxxx reserved for portability - Nexus 684xxxxxx reserved for portability - Wezacom 691xxxxxx reserved for mobile portability - Movicel 692xxxxxx reserved for mobile portability - Unitel 7xxxxxxxx private and corporate networks 705xxxxxx private network 750xxxxxx corporate network 8xxxxxxxx special services 800xxxxxx freephone (green numbers) 805xxxxxx shared cost? 808xxxxxx country direct 840xxxxxx reserved - personal numbering? 860xxxxxx reserved - automatic system? 9xxxxxxxx premium and wireless services 900xxxxxx premium - marketing 901xxxxxx premium - entertainment 905xxxxxx premium - broadcast contest lines 906xxxxxx maritime radio 91xxxxxxx mobile - Movicel 92xxxxxxx mobile - UnitelTrunk prefix '0' is discontinued - all domestic calls to subscriber numbers are to be dialled with 9 digits, whether local or long distance.
These changes ran in parallel until the mandatory date of 26 September 2005.
This numbering change was previously scheduled for 28 May 2005.
Short code Service ---------- ------- 1010 Angola Telecom carrier select 1011 Mercury carrier select 1013 Mundo Startel carrier select 1014 Nexus carrier select 1015 Unitel carrier select 1016 Wezacom carrier select 112 Emergency (SADC) 113 Police 115 Fire 116 Ambulance 151 Time 15xxx Information 19xxx Special network servicesSources: INACOM announcements (17 June 2005, 2 December 2004, via ITU) - which indicated details of number changes.
US-Angola Chamber of Commerce news - which indicated 28 May 2005 changeover date.
INACOM national numbering document (PDF format).
Also, report by Sergiu Rosenzweig.
Unitel mobile numbers +244 92 xxxxxx changed to +244 923 xxxxxx.
Source: INACOM announcement (2 December 2004, via ITU)
+244 2 740xxx, +244 2 741xxx
The announcement also made mention of changes to Bela Vista (+244 72) subscriber numbers, presumably around the same time. Old subscriber numbers +244 72 60xxx became +244 72 28xxx.
Source: Telecom Angola announcement via ITU, 2 February 2004.
Major carrier is Angola Telecom.