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Area Code: 1-2 digits (see note below) Subscriber Number: 4-6 digits (see note below) Trunk Prefix: none International Prefix: 00
Area Codes normally 1 digit, but 2 digits for wireless/special services. Area Code plus Subscriber Number totals 7 digits, except for some special services (077, 099) where total is 6 digits (excluding the '0' prefix). This is to be replaced by national 8-digit numbers as of 1 December 2001.
There will be a permissive dialling period from that point until 1st June 2002, where both old and new dialling patterns will be allowed. After that point, callers using the old dialling will receive a recorded message for the six subsequent months.
Calls within Cyprus will cost the same rate, regardless of whether they are local or long distance. This means a doubling of call cost within the existing local areas, but a somewhat reduced cost for long distance domestic calls. This uniform charging will commence 1st December 2001 with the introduction of the new numbering plan.
For domestic dialling of wireline / geographic numbers, the trunk prefix 0 is replaced by the digit '2' to form the new national 8-digit number. Wireless services will replace their (09x) area codes with subscriber numbers beginning with 99x:
REGION OLD FORMAT NEW FORMAT ========================================= Nicosia (02) ×××××× 22×××××× Famagusta (03) ×××××× 23×××××× Larnaca (04) ×××××× 24×××××× Limassol (05) ×××××× 25×××××× Paphos (06) ×××××× 26×××××× Universal Access (077) ×××× 77××××  Voicemail (079) ××××××× 79 xxxxxxxx  Freephone (080) ××××× 800××××× Premium Rate (090) ××××× 900××××× NMT (092) xxxxx 992xxxxx Packet Switching (0931) ?? 1461 ?? (CYTAPAC) Packet Switching (0932) ?? 1462 ?? (CYTAPAC) CYTA GSM (094) ××××× 994××××× CYTA GSM (095) ××××× 995××××× CYTA GSM (096) ××××× 996××××× Paging (097) ××××× 997××××× Soeasy (098) ××××× 998××××× Internet Access (099) 16×× 909016×× Internet Access (099) 26×× 909026×× Premium Rate (099) Z×××× 909Z×××× (Z is a digit from 3 to 9)
 Universal Access service will change after June 2002
 Unclear if new voicemail numbers total 10 digits, as an exception to the general 8-digit national numbering rule.
The international prefix from Cyprus (00) will not change, nor will 3 or 4 digit special service short codes.
Calling to Cyprus numbers from other nations will become +357 plus subscriber number.
For details, see CYTA (carrier) website on renumbering.
News reports: see Cyprus Mail articles of 27 Sept 2000 and 30 Jan 2001.
077 + 4 digits : local rate service, available nationally 099 + 4 digits : premium rate service, available nationally Also, GSM mobile subscribers now access their voice mail through 079 code. Previously, voice mail access was based on the GSM subscriber number. For example, a GSM customer with number 09-6xxxxx would reach the voice mail by calling 09-2xxxxx (the xxxxx digits were the same).
(news courtesy Spyros C. Bartsocas)
(Additional information courtesy Spyros Bartsocas).