Telephone numbers in Suriname

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Suriname telephone numbers
Location
CountrySuriname
ContinentSouth America
Access codes
Country calling code+597
International call prefix00
Trunk prefix0

Telephone numbers in Suriname are administered by the Surinamese government. Since 2017 the responsibility is at the ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communication and in the period of 1991 to 2017 of the ministry of Transport, Communication and Tourism.[1] The International dialling code is +597.[2] Suriname uses a number plan introduced in 2008.[3]

Telephone numbering plan[edit]

Suriname uses the following National Significant Numbers (NSN):

  • Minimum number length (excluding the country code): six digits.
  • Maximum number length (excluding the country code): seven digits.

The international dialling format is as follows:

  • Mobile: +597 XXX XXXX
  • Fixed: +597 XXX XXX

History[edit]

Until 1969, a system was used with 2-digit area codes and local numbers varying from 2 to 5 digits depending on the area. Around 1969/1970 this was changed to a closed numbering system with 5-digit numbers nationwide; a zero had to be dialled before the number. At that time, some areas were not automated yet.[4]

Allocations[edit]

NDC (National Destination Code)
or leading digits of
NSN (National Significant Number)
NSN number length Usage of E.164 Number Additional information
Maximum length Minimum length
1XX 4 3 Non-geographic Abbreviated numbers
21 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – West Suriname Fixed telephony services – Telesur
22 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – West Suriname Fixed telephony services – Telesur
23 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – West Suriname Fixed telephony services – Telesur
30 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – Mid and East Suriname Fixed telephony services – Telesur
31 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – Mid and East Suriname Fixed telephony services – Telesur
32 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – Mid and East Suriname Fixed telephony services – Telesur
33 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – Mid and East Suriname Fixed telephony services – Telesur
34 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – Mid and East Suriname Fixed telephony services – Telesur
35 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – Mid and East Suriname Fixed telephony services – Telesur
36 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – Mid and East Suriname Fixed telephony services – Telesur
37 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – Mid and East Suriname Fixed telephony services – Telesur
4 XXXXX 6 6 Geographic number – Paramaribo Fixed telephony services – Telesur
52 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – Paramaribo Fixed telephony services – Telesur
53 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – Paramaribo Fixed telephony services – Telesur
54 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – Paramaribo Fixed telephony services – Telesur
55 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number – Paramaribo Fixed telephony services – Telesur
56 XXXX 6 6 Non-geographic number VoIP – Telesur
58 XXXX 6 6 Geographic number Paramaribo Fixed telephony services – Telesur
68 XXXXX 7 7 Non-geographic number WLL – Telesur
CDMA (Fixed version)
71 XXXXX 7 7 Non-geographic number Mobile (GSM) telephony services – Digicel Suriname N.V.
72 XXXXX 7 7 Non-geographic number Mobile (GSM) telephony services – reserved
75 XXXXX 7 7 Non-geographic number Mobile (GSM) telephony services – Telesur
81 XXXXX 7 7 Non-geographic number Mobile (GSM) telephony services – Digicel Suriname N.V.
82 XXXXX 7 7 Non-geographic number Mobile (GSM) telephony services – Digicel Suriname N.V.
83 XXXXX 7 7 Non-geographic number Mobile (GSM) telephony services – Intelsur (Uniqa)
84 XXXXX 7 7 Non-geographic number Mobile (GSM) telephony services – Intelsur (Uniqa)
85 XXXXX 7 7 Non-geographic number Mobile (GSM) telephony services – Telesur
86 XXXXX 7 7 Non-geographic number Mobile (GSM) telephony services – Telesur
87 XXXXX 7 7 Non-geographic number Mobile (GSM) telephony services – Telesur
88 XXXXX 7 7 Non-geographic number Mobile (GSM) telephony services – Telesur
89 XXXXX 7 7 Non-geographic number Mobile (GSM) telephony services – Telesur

References[edit]

  1. ^ Starnieuws, Ministerie van TCT houdt op te bestaan, 31 januari 2017 (in Dutch)
  2. ^ Country Area Code, Suriname
  3. ^ <%=hdrContact%>. "Suriname". www.itu.int. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  4. ^ Einde telefoon misère in zicht: nieuw net over 3 maanden in gebruik, Vrije Stem, 26 August 1969 (Dutch)