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Area Code: none (formerly 1-2 digits; see note below) Subscriber Number: 7 digits (formerly 4-5 digits; see note below) Trunk Prefix: no longer used (formerly 0) International Prefix: 00Prior to introduction of national 7-digit numbering in 2002, Area Code plus Subscriber Number totalled 6 digits. Several years prior to that, Belize local number lengths were very variable, even within an area code.
Number range Service ------------ ------- +501 624xxxx mobile - GSM SpeedNet +501 625xxxx mobile - GSM SpeedNetThe announcement included the +501 622xxxx and +501 623xxxx SpeedNet CDMA prepaid ranges already announced for May 2005.
Collect calls are prohibited to prepaid (mobile or fixed) and payphone numbers.
Source: BTL announcement (7 September 2005, via ITU).
Source: Public Utilities Commission (PUC) announcement (16 March 2005, via ITU).
Source: Public Utilities Commission (PUC) announcement (5 November 2004, via ITU).
New GSM prepaid mobile number ranges: +501 620xxxx, +501 621xxxx.
Collect calls are prohibited where '0' is second digit of national number i.e. +501 x0xxxxx.
For mobile numbers, collect calls are prohibited where second digit is '2' i.e. +501 x2xxxxx
There will no longer be a trunk prefix used for domestic calls. The 7-digit national number is now used for dialling all calls within Belize. From outside Belize, the 7-digit national numbers is dialled following the international prefix and country code 501.
The first digit of the new 7-digit national numbers indicate the region or service:
1 - short codes 2 - Belize 3 - Orange Walk 4 - Corozal 5 - Stann Creek 6 - wireless services (mobile, paging) 7 - Toledo 8 - Cayo 9 - reserved? short codes?The second digit of the new 7-digit national numbers indicate the service provider:
0 - prepaid 1 - mobile 2 - regular / fixed
The Old column indicates format prior to May 2002, with area code in parentheses, which includes trunk prefix. In the former system, international calls into Belize would omit the trunk prefix.
The New column indicates the national 7-digit number format as of May 2002. The conventional number appears first; if there is a prepaid service range, the number format is listed to the right.
In some cases, not all the final digits of the subscriber number are retained e.g. Corozal suburbs, where final 4 digits of an existing subscriber number may be different in the new plan in some places.
Service/Place Old New ================ ========== ======= prepaid cellular (013) xxxx 603xxxx cellular (014) xxxx 614xxxx cellular (015) xxxx 615xxxx prepaid cellular (016) xxxx 606xxxx paging (017) xxxx 617xxxx prepaid cellular (018) xxxx 608xxxx prepaid cellular (019) xxxx 609xxxx Belize City (02) xxxxx 22xxxxx [20xxxxx prepaid] Belize City area (021) xxxx 220xxxx [209xxxx prepaid] Caye Caulker area (022) xxxx 226xxxx [206xxxx prepaid] Ladyville area (025) xxxx 225xxxx [205xxxx prepaid] San Pedro (026) xxxx 226xxxx [206xxxx prepaid] Burrell Boom (028) 2xxx 2259xxx [2059xxx prepaid] Orange Walk (03) 2xxxx 322xxxx [302xxxx prepaid] Orange Walk suburbs (03) 3xxxx 323xxxx [303xxxx prepaid] Orange Walk and area (031) xxxx 320xxxx [309xxxx prepaid] Corozal Town (04) 2xxxx 422xxxx [402xxxx prepaid] Santa Cruz (04) 24xxx 4234xxx [4034xxx prepaid] Corozal suburbs (04) 3xxxx 423xxxx [403xxxx prepaid] Corozal District (041) xxxx 4209xxx [409xxxx prepaid] Dangriga (05) 2xxxx 522xxxx [502xxxx prepaid] Hopkins (05) 37xxx 5237xxx [5037xxx prepaid] Dangriga area (051) xxxx 520xxxx [509xxxx prepaid] Independence (06) 2xxxx 523xxxx [5032xxx prepaid] Placencia (06) 239xx 5033xxx [prepaid only] Maya Beach (06) 37xxx 5238xxx [5038xxx prepaid] Independence and area (061) xxxx 520xxxx [509xxxx prepaid] Punta Gorda (07) 2xxxx 722xxxx [702xxxx prepaid] Punta Gorda (071) xxxx 7202xxx [7092xxx prepaid] Belmopan (08) 2xxxx 822xxxx [802xxxx prepaid] Edental, Spanish Lookout (08) 3xxxx 823xxxx [803xxxx prepaid] Belmopan and area (081) xxxx 820xxxx [809xxxx prepaid] San Ignacio and area (09) 2xxxx 824xxxx [804xxxx prepaid] Benque Viejo (09) 3xxxx 823xxxx Edental, Spanish Lookout (09) 3xxxx 803xxxx [prepaid only] Benque Viejo and area (091) xxxx 820xxxx [809xxxx prepaid]
(Clarification of fixed-length numbering plan courtesy Mark Cuccia)
Major Belize carrier is BTL.
Also see numbering information link (via ITU).