Telephone numbers in Malta

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Malta telephone numbers
Location of  Telephone numbers in Malta  (dark green)

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Location
Country Malta
Continent Europe
Type closed
NSN length 8
Access codes
Country calling code +356
International call prefix 00

Malta adopted a new telephone numbering plan in 2001-2002, in which telephone numbers were expanded to eight digits for fixed line and mobile numbers. Previously, fixed line numbers were six digits, while mobile, mailbox and pager services were seven digits long.

Geographic numbering[edit]

The prefix 21 was added to Maltacom fixed line numbers.

         xx xxxx   (before 2002, from within Malta)
      21xx xxxx  (after 2002, from within Malta)
 +356 21xx xxxx  (after 2002, outside Malta)

Melita fixed line numbers have the prefix 27.[1]

Non-geographic numbering[edit]

The prefix 9 for seven-digit Vodafone mobile phone numbers was changed to 99.

         9xx xxxx   (before 2002, from within Malta)
      99xx xxxx  (after 2002, from within Malta)
 +356 99xx xxxx  (after 2002, outside Malta)

The prefix 09 for Vodafone mobile phone numbers was changed to 99.

Mobile phone numbers with the prefix 09, which were already eight digits, changed to 99. The digit 0 was to be dialled from outside Malta as well as domestically.

         09xx xxxx   (before 2002, from within Malta)
      99xx xxxx  (after 2002, from within Malta)
 +356 09xx xxxx  (before 2002, outside Malta)
 +356 99xx xxxx  (after 2002, outside Malta)

Other non-geographic number ranges also changed, with the prefix for seven-digit mailbox numbers changing from 07 to 217.

         07x xxxx   (before 2002, from within Malta)
      217x xxxx  (after 2002, from within Malta)
    +356 07x xxxx  (before 2002, outside Malta)
    +356 217x xxxx  (after 2002, outside Malta)

Similarly, the prefix for pager numbers changed from 70 and 71 to 7117

         70x xxxx   (before 2002, from within Malta)
      7117 xxxx  (after 2002, from within Malta)
 +356 7117 xxxx  (after 2002, outside Malta)

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