Talk:List of international call prefixes
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The Netherlands and Belgium
The Netherlands is listed with 031 and Belgium with 032. Did someone confuse the international access codes with country dialing codes? These countries support the 00 prefix. The codes listed cannot possibly be prefixes, since 031 is used for some Dutch area prefixes (see http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lijst_van_Nederlandse_netnummers) and 03 in Belgium dials Antwerp (see http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lijst_van_Belgische_zonenummers).
I will change this --188.8.131.52 06:39, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
how do u dial international in the uk?
- 00. The article says "00 - All countries not listed below." and then does NOT list UK. hth 184.108.40.206 12:03, 15 November 2006 (UTC)
A cleanup template has been placed on this article. Looking at it, I see little that can be done to improve the page - what does the placer of the tag want? In terms of verifying the codes, the link at the foot of the page does that - albeit very tediously to check each one. I'm inc;lined to just remove the tag, but won't do so unless there is no discussion here by the end of Feb 2007. -- SGBailey 12:53, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
- Remove. I came to this page knowing what I was looking for and I found it. There is always room to improve an article, but in this case I see no strong reason for the 'cleanup' flag. Abut 13:39, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Old code in UK
I remember there being a different code in the UK (possibly Ireland too) up until around the mid 1990s. Was it 010? --Zilog Jones 15:59, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
- Yes. If you add that to the article, don't put it in the main list. Maybe in a history section at the end? -- SGBailey 18:01, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
Bot report : Found duplicate references !
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- "ICTA" :
- Calls to Kenya from Tanzania and Uganda require the code 005, followed by the area code and number. Calls to Uganda from Tanzania and Kenya require the code 006, followed by the area code and number. Calls to Tanzania from Uganda and Kenya require the code 007, followed by the area code and number.
need to add Costa Rica
- According to https://support.t-mobile.com/knowbase/root/public/tm22532.htm Costa Rica uses 00. -- Bricaniwi (talk) 05:19, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
Need to separate?
I think we need a simple page that explains the concept of "+" (plus) as
- a notation when writing a number in international format, for example +1 202 456 1414 (the U.S. White House switchboard), and
- a diallable character (either hold down "0" (zero), or double-click "*" (star)), on GSM and other cellular (mobile) telephones, which acts as the outgoing international call prefix independent of location.
That way, other Wikipedians can link to that page, to explain what the "+" is doing, without the reader being swamped with several (poorly defined) lists.
- IMHO no need for a separate page just for the + sign as a place-holder for the international prefix. I have clarified (I hope) the explanation. Anyone can link to the article page (using a piped link maybe) to explain what the "+" is doing. I don't think there's enough else to say about it for a full separate article (but if you have a history, origins, controversies about it, or (in)famous usage errors maybe??) -- Bricaniwi (talk) 05:39, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
Optional carrier selection digits
The treatment of optional carrier selection digits (usually indicated by x in the article) is somewhat inconsistent. It is mentioned for some countries (like Japan and Israel) but not other countries (like Australia and New Zealand).
There probably needs to be a main list (without optional carrier selection digits), and a subsidiary list that gives more detail for subscribers wishing to explicitly exercise a choice of carrier. Note that many countries, like New Zealand, will not appear in the main list (because they use the standard 00), but will appear in the subsidiary list to explain how optional carrier selection is exercised in those countries.
To expand the example further, New Zealand uses 00, but to choose a carrier you use 0501 (Clear Communications, now TelstraClear), or 0591 (Telecom NZ), or 016(?) Price Required Service (Telecom NZ).
Australia uses 0011, but to choose a different carrier, you use 14xx 0011 (xx chooses the carrier), or 0018 (Telstra easy half-hours), or 0015 (fax transmission), or 0012 (Price Required Service, now defunct).
Note that the main list will have some carrier selection digits, for countries like Mauritius or Brazil where it is always an error to leave out the carrier selection digits (ie not optional). --Nick4mony (talk) 03:57, 5 November 2009 (UTC)
I removed Egypt from the list of exception because in Egypt we use 00 as the international calling prefix please refer to the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Egypt (http://www.ntra.gov.eg) the numbering plan chart (http://www.ntra.gov.eg/english/images/common/Slide2.JPG) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Oh127 (talk • contribs) 15:45, 4 December 2009 (UTC)
Cyprus: Historic code
According to the list of historic call prefixes, Cyprus used 00357 to dial out of the country. That seems very unlikely to me. Nowadays 00357 is used to dial into Cyprus, so I wonder if that might not be the source of the information.
Additional dial tone in Hungary
According to 164/2005. (VIII. 16.) kormányrendelet 1. számú melléklet 4. "Tárcsázási eljárások" ("Dialing Procedures") Telephone Service Providers must not provide an additional dial tone since 01 January 2011.