Telephone numbers in Belize

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Country Code: +501
International Call Prefix: 00

National Significant Numbers (NSN): seven digits.

Changes in late 2005[edit]

NEW MOBILE ALLOCATIONS[1]
Mobile series Service / Type Type Test numbers
622 XXXX SpeedNet CDMA Mobile Service Prepaid cellular +501 622 0011
623 XXXX SpeedNet CDMA Mobile Service Prepaid cellular +501 623 0011
624 XXXX GSM Mobile Service +501 624 0011
625 XXXX GSM Mobile Service +501 625 0011

International dialling format: +501 ZNY XXXX, where:

+501 Country code
Z District Code
N Type of service code
0 & 20-21, 22-23 BTL Prepaid Mobile
0 BTL Prepaid PSTN and Payphones
1 BTL Postpaid Mobile
2 BTL Postpaid PSTN
6 SpeedNet Prepaid
7 SpeedNet Postpaid
Y First digit of customer’s telephone number

Changes in early 2005[edit]

Two new User Group/Platform classifications for N were introduced in 2005in the National Destination Code (NDC) for the implementation of SPEEDNET’s CDMA mobile cellular network:

6 = Prepaid
7 = Postpaid Mobile

Mobile Service[edit]

The format will be: ZNY + XXXX, where: ZNY = Destination Code

Z = 6 – Countrywide Mobile Roaming
N = 6 – Prepaid/Payphone
N = 7 – Postpaid Mobile
LIST OF ALLOCATIONS[1]
Initial Number End Number Observations
6600000 Reserved
6600001 6600009 Reserved
6600010 6609998 Prepaid Mobile Service
6609999 Reserved
6610000 Reserved
6610001 6619998 Prepaid Mobile Service
6619999 Reserved
6700000 Reserved
6700001 6700009 Reserved
6700010 6709998 Postpaid Mobile Service
6709999 Reserved
6710000 Reserved
6710001 6719998 Postpaid Mobile Service
6719999 Reserved

Changes in 2004[edit]

Fixed network[edit]

NEW ALLOCATIONS[1]
District Locality New subscriber numbers Use
Stann Creek Dangriga 521 XXXX Post-paid

GSM Mobile Prepaid Services[edit]

The format will be: ZNY + XXXX, where:
ZNY = National Destination Code (NDC)
Z = 6 (countrywide mobile roaming)
N = 2 (prepaid)
Y = 0, 1
NEW ALLOCATIONS[1]
Initial Number Number Series Observations
620 0000 Reserved
620 0001 620 0009 Reserved
620 0010 620 9998 Prepaid GSM Mobile Service
620 9999 Reserved
621 0000 Reserved
621 0001 621 9998 Prepaid GSM Mobile Service
621 9999 Reserved

The PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) with “0” as second digit, and mobile numbers with “0”or “2” as second digit, are restricted from accepting collect calls.

Changes in 2002[edit]

National Numbering Plan[edit]

The revised national numbering plan has been designed and designated with:

+CCC + NDC + SN or +CCC + ZNY + XXXX

where:

CCC = Country Code
ZNY = National Destination Code (NDC)
Z = (1 – 9) Geographic or District Code
N = (0 – 9) User Group / Platform Code
Y = (0 – 9) (Carry over first digit from existing and virtual five-digit number – YXXXX)
XXXX = Subscriber Number (SN) [(0)0000 – (9)9999]

Assignment[edit]

+CCC + ZNY + XXXX

ZNY where:
Z = Geographic or district code (1 – 9)

0 – Reserved
1 – Reserved
2 – Belize District
3 – Orange Walk District
4 – Corozal District
5 – Stann Creek District
6 – Countrywide Mobile Roaming by all mobile service providers
7 – Toledo District
8 – Cayo District (including Belmopan, San Ignacio and Benque Viejo)
9 – Reserved
N = User Group/Platform classification/Identification for the respective service providers, where N = 0 – 9

For example:

0 = PrePay (e.g. Prepaid/Pay phone for a specified service provider)
1 = Mobile (e.g. Mobile for a specific service provider)
2 = PSTN (e.g. Public Switched Telecommunication Network for a specific service provider)
3 = Reserved
4 = Reserved
5 = Reserved
6 = Reserved
7 = Reserved
8 = Reserved
9 = Reserved
Y = First digit of a virtual five-digit subscriber number and/or first digit of present five-digit subscriber numbers – (0 – 9)

XXXX = Subscriber numbers (0000 – 9999)

Potential numbers with 0000 and 9999 will be reserved
Assigned numbers will start from 00010
Assigned numbers will stop at 99998
Subscribers/Customers will be required to dial seven (7) digits for all local calls whether within the same area or district or to another area or district.

Application and examples[edit]

Present number for

Customer in Belize City – 02 24940
Belmopan – 08 22692
Service being provided by BTL’s – PSTN

New number

Belize City – 222 4940
Belmopan – 822 2692
Middle digit “2” identifies BTL’s Public Switch Telecommunication Network (PSTN).

Present number for

Customer in Belize City – 02 24940
Belmopan – 08 22692
Service being provided by the PSTN of another service provider

New Number

Belize City – 242 4940
Belmopan – 842 2692
Middle digit “4” identifies other service provider’s Public Switch Telecommunication Network (PSTN).

Mobile Cellular

Belize Telecommunication Ltd present number: 0149076
New number will be 614 9076 – Country wide.
Number digit “1” identifies Belize Telecommunication Ltd.
Mobile cellular service by another service provider for same subscriber will be 654 9076.
Number digit “5” identifies the other service provider.
The choice of dialling the middle digit “1” or middle digit “5” will be that of the consumer and would be based on service cost and interconnection arrangements.

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