Telephone numbers in the Faroe Islands
|Format||+298 NX XX XX|
|Country calling code||+298|
|International call prefix||00|
Telephone numbers in the Faroe Islands have used a closed numbering plan, with 6-digit subscriber's numbers since 1998. Numbers are usually printed in three groups of two digits. E.g. Tórshavn municipality's city hall has the telephone number 30 20 10.
Unusually for countries in Europe, the Faroe Islands were assigned the country calling code by the International Telecommunication Union beginning with the digit "2", in common with countries in Africa. At the time, however, all country codes beginning with "3" and "4", reserved for countries in Europe, were already in use. Originally, telephone numbers in the Faroe Islands could be reached using the country code for Denmark, +45, followed by the area code 42.
Calls to Denmark require the use of the international access code 00 and country code 45; previously, only the digit 0 was required before the subscriber's eight-digit number, with calls to the rest of the world using the international access code 009 and the country code.
|12xx||SMS/MMS short codes|
|20 xx xx||Fixed Network|
|21 xx xx–29 xx xx||GSM Mobile|
|3x xx xx||Fixed Network|
|4x xx xx|
|5x xx xx||GSM Mobile|
|6x xx xx||Fixed Network (including VoIP)|
|70 xx xx||Shared Cost Numbers|
|71 xx xx–79 xx xx||GSM Mobile|
|80 xx xx||Freephone numbers|
|81 xx xx–89 xx xx||Fixed Network (including VoIP)|
|90 xx xx||Premium rate numbers|
|91 xx xx–99 xx xx||Mobile (reserved for 3G)|
|112||Faroese Telecom||Neyðarkall / Emergency|
|114||Faroese Telecom||Politiið / Police (non-emergency)|
|118||Faroese Telecom||Nummarupplýsing / Number Information|
- ^ 1st APRIL 1998 THE FAROE ISLAND, COUNTRY CODE 298, WILL CHANGE THE TELEPHONE NUMBER LENGTH FROM 5 TO 6 DIGITS
- ^ Tórshavnar kommuna home page
- ^ Blue Book, IXth Plenary Assembly, Melbourne, 14–25 November 1988, Volume 2, Issue 2, International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee, International Telecommunication Union, 1989 page 132
- ^ Red Book, VIIIth Plenary Assembly, Malaga-Torremolinos, 8–19 October 1984, Volume 6, Part 1, page 117
- ^ Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland Staatshandbuch: Teilausgabe Bund, C. Heymanns., 1987, page 93
- ^ Iceland, Greenland & the Faroe Islands: A Travel Survival Kit, Deanna Swaney, Lonely Planet Publications, 1994, page 539
- ^ a b "Faroe Islands". itu.int. Retrieved 2014-08-23.
- ^ "Nummarskipan" [Numbering plan]. Fjarskiftiseftirlitið [Telecommunications Authority of the Faroe Islands]. Retrieved 2020-11-19.