Telephone numbers in Aruba have country code 297. It is one of the few countries outside Africa with a country code starting with 2. Before Aruba seceded from the Netherlands Antilles in 1986, it was part of the Netherlands Antilles numbering plan (+599) with phone numbers starting with +599 8. The phone numbers of private persons and businesses can be looked up at www.arubayp.com. Landline numbers begin 52 or 58.