Telephone numbers in Macau
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Macau maintains its own telephone numbering plan during both Portuguese and Chinese administration. Calls to mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Portugal are international.
Prior to 1999 telephone regulation was under the Direcção dos Serviços de Correios e Telecomunicações (CTT) or Posts, Telegraphs and Telephones under the Secretary for Transport and Public Works.
Since 1999 telephone numbers are under the responsibility of the Direcção dos Serviços de Regulação de Telecomunicações (DSRT) or Bureau of Telecommunications Regulation under the Secretariat for Transport and Public Works.
- Residential/Business/Government - 28xx xxxx
- Cellular - 6xxx xxxx
- (Fixed line and mobile/GSM) – Companhia Telecomunicações de Macau, S.A.R.L. (CTM)
- (Mobile/GSM) – Hutchison Telephone (Macau) Co. Ltd
- (Mobile/GSM) – SmarTone Mobile Communications (Macau) Co. Ltd
- (Mobile/CDMA) – China Telecom (Macau) Co. Ltd
Placing international calls
- All destinations: Dial the international access code 00, followed by the country code, area code and the called party's number.
The alternative shortcut way to dial Hong Kong numbers is shown as follows:
- Hong Kong: In addition to 00852, calling Hong Kong can also be achieved by 01 followed by the called party's number.
Emergency services and other special numbers
- 318 – alternate to 999
- 110 – for tourist in Mainland China
- 112 – for other tourist, mainly from Asia
Some special numbers are 3-digit or 4-digit.
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