Telephone numbers in Austria

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Austria telephone numbers
The area code zones approximately follow the boundaries of the states, but Burgenland, Vorarlberg, East Tyrol and the western part of Lower Austria are assigned to other areas.
Location
Country Austria
Continent Europe
Access codes
Country calling code +43
International call prefix 00
Trunk prefix 0

This article details the use of telephone numbers in Austria.

There are no standard lengths for either area codes or subscribers' numbers in Austria, meaning that some subscribers' numbers may be as short as three digits. Larger towns have shorter area codes permitting longer subscriber numbers in that area. Some examples:

Prefix Service type
00 International call prefix
112 General emergency
118 xxx Directory assistance services
122 Fire brigade
133 Police
140 Mountain rescue
144 Ambulance
147 Telephone counselling for children (Rat auf Draht)
15xx General information services (time etc.)
01 Vienna
0316 Graz
0463 Klagenfurt
050x Virtual private network (VPN)
0512 Innsbruck
0662 Salzburg
0650 Mobile phones (Telering)
0660 Mobile phones (Hutchison 3G / 3)
0664 Mobile phones (A1)
0676 Mobile phones (T-Mobile Austria)
0677 Mobile phones (HoT)
0680 Mobile phones (BoB)
0681 Mobile phones (yesss!)
0688 Mobile phones (Previously Tele2)
0699 Mobile phones (Previously Orange Austria and yesss!)
0718 Internet dial-up numbers
0720 Location independent landline numbers
0732 Linz
0780 Convergent services with ENUM (VoIP)
0800 National free call
00800 International free call
0804 Internet dial-up numbers
08xx Service numbers
09xx Premium rate

The assignment of mobile phone numbers can vary, due to number portability.

Mobile phone codes[edit]

In ascending numeric order:

Mobile Providers with own Networks
Provider Code
3 660 and 699
A1 Telekom Austria 664
T-Mobile 676
Mobile Providers without own Networks
Provider Network Code
Telering1 and Schwarzfunk2 T-Mobile 650
BoB2 A1 680
yesss!2 A1 681 and 6998
Eety2 3 68183
Tele2 A1 688
  • 1 Telering was bought by T-Mobile in 2005. As of 2006, Telering uses the network-infrastructure of T-Mobile. As a special requirement of the European commission, many of the former transmitters and frequencies previously operated by Telering were given to Orange and Drei.
  • 2 BoB is a discount service of A1. yesss! was a discount service of Orange, now sold to A1. Eety is a discount service of Orange (now 3). Schwarzfunk was a discount service of T-Mobile.

Due to number portability, the code is not a safe way to evaluate the provider of a phone number. The providers assign only in exceptional cases (special sort of custom numbers, more expensive) non-existing numbers with a different prefix, and this is handled similar as porting an existing number from the desired network. However, the providers still have the administrative sovereignty over their own prefix.

Special / Service codes[edit]

Special Services
Service Code
call-by-call providers 10
public (emergency) services 1xx
phone breakdown advice 111
generic emergency service 112
directory service 118
car breakdown assistance (ÖAMTC) 120
fire department (emergency) 122
car breakdown assistance (ARBÖ) 123
police (emergency) 133
mountain rescue 140
ambulance (emergency) 144
telephone counseling for children (Rat auf Draht) 147
public services 1xxx
current time 1503
free services 802
800
dial-up / ISP 804
718
personal services 710
730
740
premium rate 901
930
931
900
premium rate dialers 939
services with regulated max. tariffs 820
828
810
821
telekom austria premium rate services 711
numbers for convergent services 780
virtual private network (VPN) 50x

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