Telephone numbers in Finland

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Finland telephone numbers
Location
Country Finland
Continent Europe
Regulator Ficora
Type Open
NSN length 5 to 12
Access codes
Country calling code +358
International call prefix 00
Trunk prefix 0

Both Finland and the Åland Islands share the same country code.

Finland's numbering plan was reorganised in 1996, with the number of area codes being reduced, and the trunk code being changed from 9 to 0. This meant that the area code for Helsinki also changed:

Within Finland Outside Finland
Before 1996 90 xxx xxx +358 0 xxx xxx
After 1996 09 xxx xxx +358 9 xxx xxx

The default international access code became 00, although other prefixes such as 99 can be also used.[1]

Geographic area codes[edit]

013 North Karelia (Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen)
014 Central Finland (Keski-Suomi / Mellersta Finland)
015 Mikkeli (Mikkeli / S:t Michel)
016 Lapland (Lappi / Lappland)
017 Kuopio
018 Åland Islands
019 Uusimaa (Uusimaa / Nyland)
02 (except 020) Turku and Pori (Turku ja Pori / Åbo och Björneborg)
03 Häme (Häme / Tavastland)
05 (except 050) Kymi (Kymi / Kymmene)
06 (except 060) Vaasa (Vaasa / Vasa)
08 (except 080) Oulu (Oulu / Uleåborg)
09 Helsinki (Helsinki / Helsingfors)

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Non-geographic numbers[edit]

0101–0109
0201, 02021, 02024–02029, 0203–0208
029
0301–0309
039
071
073
075003–075009, 075303–075309, 075323–075329, 075753–075759, 075983–075989
Business numbers.[3]
04x
050
Mobile telephones.[4]
0100
0200
02020, 02022, 02023
02098, 02099
0300
0600
0700
075000-075002
075100–075299
075300-075302
075320-075322
075750-075752
075980-075982
Service numbers.[5] (0700 series is for entertainment and 0600 is for services). Other premium codes exist and these sometimes confuse consumers as they may not know they are calling a premium number.
0800
116
Toll-free telephone numbers.[6]

Mobile numbers[edit]

Finnish mobile numbers start with 04x, 0457 or 050. The format for mobile telephone numbers is 04x 123 45 67 or 0457 123 45 67 or 050 123 45 67. When called from a different country, the format is + 358 4x 123 45 67 or + 358 50 123 45 67. Most commonly 7 digits are used for subscriber number, with normal range being from 4 to 8 digits.

The first three digits previously indicated the mobile operator but mobile number portability has been implemented and any prefix can now be associated with any operator, 040 (was owned by TeliaSonera) and 050 (was owned by Elisa, formerly Radiolinja) are most common prefixes. 042 and 045 0 were also owned by TeliaSonera, whereas 046 was owned by Elisa. Other major networks are DNA Finland (using then 041, 044 and other numbers in the 045 range) and Saunalahti (using numbers in the 045 range). Former operator codes include 043, which was used in DCS "city phones". Some of these may still be in use. The former NMT network numbers used operator code 049. Most NMT numbers were transferred to GSM numbers with format 04x0 123 456 or 0500 123 456, as there were only 6 subscriber numbers in NMT numbers.

The area code for fixed landline subscriptions in Kymi is 05, and should not be confused with mobile numbers starting with 050.

Regular expression[edit]

A Finnish phone number can be validated with following regular expressions.

1. Strict, allow only those defined by Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority (Viestintävirasto) [7] and disallow service numbers.

^((90[0-9]{3})?0|\+358\s?)(?!(100|20(0|2(0|[2-3])|9[8-9])|300|600|700|708|75(00[0-3]|(1|2)\d{2}|30[0-2]|32[0-2]|75[0-2]|98[0-2])))(4|50|10[1-9]|20(1|2(1|[4-9])|[3-9])|29|30[1-9]|71|73|75(00[3-9]|30[3-9]|32[3-9]|53[3-9]|83[3-9])|2|3|5|6|8|9|1[3-9])\s?(\d\s?){4,19}\d$

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