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Area Code: 1-2 digits Subscriber Number: 5-6 digits Trunk Prefix: ? International Prefix: 00
The numbering chages were originally scheduled for January 2005, as previously announced by INCM in May 2004. However, in March 2005, INCM announced the changes would be postponed and then implemented in two phases:
1) March 2005 - mobile numbers change
Mobile carriers Mcel and Vodacom will remain as +258 82 and +258 84 respectively. National number length will be 9 digits (2-digit area code plus 7-digit mobile subscriber number).
2) August 2005 - fixed/wireline numbers change
'2' will be prepended to existing geographic area codes e.g. Beira +258 3 will become +258 23. Geographic/fixed numbers will be standardised at 8 digits (total of area code plus existing subscriber number, exclusive of prefixes and country code). These numbers belong to TDM, the existing fixed/wireline carrier.
Overall view of the plan:
Start digits Service ============ ======= 1 short codes 2 fixed/wireline numbers 21 Maputo 221 Chokwé 222 Xai-Xai 223 Inhambane 23 Beira 251 Chimoio 252 Tete 24 Quelimane 26 Nampula 271 Lichinga 272 Pemba 3 reserved for fixed/wireline numbers 4 reserved for fixed/wireline numbers 5 spare range 6 audiotext, data, etc. 600 audiotext 610 data network access - reserved 611-699 audiotext - reserved 7 Universal service, privatised voice, etc. 8 freephone (green service), mobile 800 freephone 801 local rate call 802 national rate call 803-809 reserved 81 mobile - reserved 82 mobile - Mcel 83 mobile - reserved 84 mobile - Vodacom 85-87 mobile - reserved 88 trunking 89 mobile - reserved for GMPCS 9 premium rate, multimediaShort codes will be formatted as 3-digit numbers. 13x will represent special services for mobile carrier Mcel. 14x will represent informative services. Other 1xx codes will be spare.
Source: INCM announcement (via ITU, 31 March 2005) (updates earlier 13 May 2004 announcement).
Reference: INCM notice via ITU (5 September 2003).
Major carrier: TDM.