Area Code: 1 digits
Subscriber Number: 6 digits
Trunk Prefix: ?
International Prefix: 00
Area code information
November 2003 - MSISDN mobile numbering
Numbering ranges were announced for MSISDN B-Mobile service:
Format Service type
+975 17 0xxxxx postpaid
+975 17 1xxxxx postpaid
+975 17 2xxxxx postpaid
+975 17 3xxxxx postpaid
+975 17 4xxxxx postpaid
+975 17 5xxxxx postpaid
+975 17 6xxxxx prepaid
+975 17 7xxxxx prepaid
+975 17 8xxxxx prepaid
+975 17 9xxxxx prepaid
Bhutan Communications Authority announcement
(4 November 2003, via ITU).
1 February 2003 - Taba numbers change
Existing numbers in Taba (+975 2 32xxx) were changed to +975 2 36xxxx
effective 1 February 2003, connecting at Dechenchholing.
Bhutan Telecom - Taba telephone numbers to change
25 June 2002 - Ramitey service begins
New numbers for Ramitey were placed into service on 25 June 2002
(subscriber numbers of format 265xxx). This is connected through
Phuentsholing exchange, and is presumably in area code 5.
1 January 2003 - Bubja system active
A new DRMASS switch was activated in Bubja, connecting at Trongsa (+975 3)
effective 1 January 2003. Number format is +975 3 525xxx.
Bhutan Telecom - New DRMASS at Bubja
25 May 2002 - Khasadrapchu numbers change
Khasadrapchu area code is 2, same as Thimphu. Subscriber numbers were
previously in the format 32xxxx, a range which was shared with Thimphu.
These subscriber numbers were changed to the range 37xxxxx, although
area code 2 remains unchanged for these.
May 2002 - new service to Dorokha Dungkhag Office
Bhutan Telecom implemented a radio link (VHF) to Dorokha Dungkhag in the
Phuentsholing area. +975 5 290001 was assigned as the number to reach the
radio base. This implies the introduction of a new subscriber numbering
late 1990s? - numbering change?
Some telephone numbers in Bhutan, generally those in the capital city of
Thimphu, began to appear as +975 2 xxxxxx. That is, area code 2 for
Thimphu, followed by a 6-digit subscriber number. No official information
or confirmation of numbering changes is available. Bhutan numbers had been
appearing in the past as 5 digits without area code (Thimphu might have
been the only dialable centre until recently).
An April 2002 announcement from BTA, the national carrier, confirmed that
Bhutan was operating under a numbering plan of 1-digit area codes followed
by 6-digit subscriber numbers. Previously available telephone numbers listed
for Bhutan tended to be contradictory as to the actual area code and
subscriber number lengths.
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