Telephone numbers in Qatar

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Country Code: +974
International Call Prefix: 00
Trunk Prefix: none


National Significant Numbers (NSN): eight digits

Format: +974 xxx xxxxx

A new numbering plan took effect in 2010.

The minimum number length (excluding the country code) is 3 digits.
The maximum number length (excluding the country code) is 8 digits.

Allocations in Qatar[edit]

LIST OF CHANGES[1]
Communicated time and date of change NSN Usage of E.164 number Parallel running Operator≠
Old number New number Begins Ends
27.VII.2010 21:01 (UTC) 3 XXXXXX 33 XXXXXX Mobile telephony services N/A N/A Qtel
27.VII.2010 21:01 (UTC) 4 XXXXXX 44 XXXXXX Fixed telephony services N/A N/A Qtel
27.VII.2010 21:01 (UTC) 5 XXXXXX 55 XXXXXX Mobile telephony services N/A N/A Qtel
27.VII.2010 21:01 (UTC) 6 XXXXXX 66 XXXXXX Mobile telephony services N/A N/A Qtel
27.VII.2010 21:01 (UTC) 7 XXXXXX 77 XXXXXX Mobile telephony services N/A N/A Vodafone Qatar

Before changes[edit]

LIST OF AREA CODES[2]
Leading digits of NSN (National Significant Number) NSN number length Usage of E.164 number Additional information
Maximum length Minimum length
1 3 3 Non-geographic number – Short Codes Cannot be dialed from other countries except by bilateral agreement
20 4 4 Non-geographic number – Short Codes Cannot be dialed from other countries except by bilateral agreement
21 7 7 Non-geographic number – Paging To be withdrawn when paging service is ceased
22 7 7 Non-geographic number – Paging To be withdrawn when paging service is ceased
23 7 7 Fixed telephony Services Ministry of Interior use
261 7 7 Non-geographic number – Paging To be withdrawn when paging service is ceased
3 7 7 Mobile telephony services Designated for Qtel
4 7 7 Fixed telephony Services
5 7 7 Mobile telephony services Designated for Qtel
6 7 7 Mobile telephony services Designated for Qtel
7 7 7 Mobile telephony services Designated for Vodafone Qatar
800 7 7 Non-geographic number – Freephone
900 7 7 Non-geographic number – Audiotext
92 5 5 Non-geographic number – SMS services Designated for Qtel
97 5 5 Non-geographic number – SMS services Designated for Vodafone Qatar
99 3 3 Non-geographic number – Emergency Short Codes Cannot be dialled from other countries except by bilateral agreement

After changes[edit]

LIST OF AREA CODES[3]
Leading digits of NSN (National Significant Number) NSN number length Usage of E.164 number Additional information
Maximum length Minimum length
1 3 3 Non-geographic number – Short Codes Cannot be dialled from other countries except by bilateral agreement
20 4 4 Non-geographic number – Short Codes Cannot be dialled from other countries except by bilateral agreement
21 7 7 Non-geographic number – Paging To be withdrawn when paging service is ceased
22 7 7 Non-geographic number – Paging To be withdrawn when paging service is ceased
23 7 7 Fixed telephony services Ministry of Interior use
261 7 7 Non-geographic number – Paging To be withdrawn when paging service is ceased
3 8 8 Mobile telephony services Prior to the introduction of Number Portability numbers beginning 33 are designated for use by Qtel. Other blocks of 100,000 numbers will be allocated to service providers on a ‘first come – first served’ basis.
4 8 8 Fixed telephony Services Prior to the introduction of Number Portability numbers beginning 44 are designated for use by Qtel. Numbers from elsewhere in this range will be allocated to a second or subsequent licensee.
5 8 8 Mobile telephony services Prior to the introduction of Number Portability numbers beginning 55 are designated for use by Qtel.
6 8 8 Mobile telephony services Prior to the introduction of Number Portability numbers beginning 66 are designated for use by Qtel.
7 8 8 Mobile telephony services Prior to the introduction of Number Portability numbers beginning 77 are designated for use by Vodafone Qatar.
800 7 7 Non-geographic number – Freephone -
900 7 7 Non-geographic number – Audiotext -
92 5 5 Non-geographic number – SMS services Designated for Qtel
97 5 5 Non-geographic number – SMS services Designated for Vodafone Qatar
99 3 3 Non-geographic number – Emergency Short Codes Cannot be dialled from other countries except by bilateral agreement

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