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Area Code: 1-4 digits Subscriber Number: 4-6 digits Trunk Prefix: 0 International Prefix: 00
(Note: for rau.edu.uy, the area code list is buried towards the bottom of the document. Text search for Telediscado nacional.)
In Montevideo (+598 2) and Maldonado (+598 42), the area code will be incorporated into the subscriber number i.e. +598 2 xxxxxxx and +598 42xxxxxx.
For all other numbers, the new national 8-digit subscriber number will be formed by prepending digit '4' to the exisitng area code and subscriber number.
Mobile numbers will follow the following format:
+598 94xxxxxx, +598 95xxxxxx: Telefónica Móviles
+598 96xxxxxx, +598 97xxxxxx: América Móvil Gireles Uruguay
+598 98xxxxxx, +598 99xxxxxx: ANTEL (ANCEL)
Source: Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones (URSEC) announcement (7 May 2008, via ITU).
(Item courtesy Sergiu Rosenzweig)
Number range Regions/Service ------------ --------------- +598 2 1xx..... Montevideo (including short codes?) +598 2 2xxxxxx Montevideo +598 2 3xxxxxx Montevideo +598 2 4xxxxxx Montevideo +598 2 5xxxxxx Montevideo +598 2 6xxxxxx Montevideo +598 2 7xxxxxx Montevideo +598 2 9xxxxxx Montevideo +598 3 xxxx...... Canelones, Durazno, Flores (part), Florida, San José +598 4 xxxx...... Punta del Este, Lavalleja, Maldonado, Rocha, Treinta y Tres +598 5 xxxx...... Colonia, Flores (part), Rio Negro, Soriano +598 6 xxxx...... Cerro Largo, Rivera, Tacuarembó +598 7 xxxx...... Artigas, Paysandù, Salto +598 8 xxxxxxx special services? +598 9 xxx....... mobile (collect calls not permitted)Source: ANTEL announcement (12 July 2005, via ITU).
There is no known schedule for implementing the new plan, but the following features are noted:
Geographic/fixed numbers involve a consistent 1-digit area code and 7-digit subscriber number format.
+598 2 xxxxxxx will be assigned for Montevideo metropolitan area. As Montevideo area code is already +598 2 followed by 7-digit subscriber numbers, these numbers are not expected to change for the new plan.
+598 4 xxxxxxx will be assigned for other areas of Uruguay. If the area code and subscriber number portion totals 7 digits, the new subscriber number will be created by the combined area code and subscriber number, and the new area code '4' will take effect.
Some areas such as Maldonado may already have an 8-digit total of area code and subscriber number. The number would be partitioned into area code '4' followed by the remaining 7 digits as subscriber number e.g. +598 42 xxxxxx would become +598 4 2xxxxxx.
Mobile numbers would be formatted as follows:
Number range Service ------------ ------- +598 90 xxxxxx premium-rate or internet service rather than mobile +598 94 xxxxxx Abiatar (Movicom) mobile +598 96 xxxxxx AM Wireless Uruguay +598 99 xxxxxx AncelShort codes would generally be of form 1xx. 911 will be a national emergency short code, although there would remain individual emergency service short codes in 10x format.
6-digit Montevideo subscriber numbers were migrated to 7-digit numbers: +598 2 xxxxxx to +598 2 xxxxxxx. The conversion pattern was not straightforward, but at least the final three digits appear to have been retained.
Some suburban areas were also brought into Montevideo's +598 2 area code. Places affected are: Barros Blancos, El Pinar, Empalme Olmos, La Paz, Las Piedras, Melilla, Pando, Progreso, Rincon de la Bolsa, San Jose de Carrasco, Santa Teresita, Sauce, Solymar, Toledo-Suarez, Totoral, Tropas Viejas. This involved Some numbers that were in +598 32, +598 347, +598 38, +598 39 by changing these to +598 2 xxxxxxx (7-digit subscriber number format in Montevideo area code).
Major carrier is ANTEL.
(with tip courtesy Ray Chow)