Telephone numbers in Saint Helena and Tristan da Cunha

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Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha telephone numbers
Location
CountrySaint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
ContinentAfrica
Access codes
Country calling code+290
International call prefix00
Trunk prefixn/a

In the island of Saint Helena and the archipelago of Tristan da Cunha, telecommunications are administered by Sure Saint Helena. There is a fixed five-digit number plan, and the country calling code is +290.

Ascension Island is also part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, but it has a separate calling code and numbering scheme.

2013 change to numbering plan[edit]

From 1 October 2013, all existing 4-digit telephone numbers on St Helena were to be prefixed by a '2' to move from a 4-digit to a 5-digit numbering plan.[1] The change in numbering resulted after the increased demand for new telephone services while also providing a platform for the future introduction of a cellular network on the island.[2]

Allocations[edit]

Number range[3] Area Comments
1XX – 19XX non-geographic PSTN Service Numbers
9XX non-geographic Emergency Services
1XXXX Reserved Reserved for future Telephone Services
20XXX PSTN Services
21XXX PSTN Services
22XXX Jamestown, St Helena PSTN Services
23XXX - 25XXX PSTN Services
260XX – 261XX Information Service
262XX non-geographic Voice Messaging
263XX non-geographic Flexible Access
264XX - 29XXX PSTN Services
3XXXX Reserved for future Telephone Services
4XXXX Reserved for future Telephone Services
5XXXX non-geographic Mobile[4]
6XXXX non-geographic Mobile[4]
7XXXX Reserved for future Telephone Services
8XXXX Tristan Da Cunha Reserved for future Telephone Services
9XXXX Reserved for future Telephone Services

Tristan da Cunha[edit]

Although Tristan da Cunha shares the +290 code with St Helena, residents have access to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Telecommunications Network, provided by Global Crossing.[5] This uses a London 020 numbering range, meaning that numbers are accessed via the UK telephone numbering plan.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sure South Atlantic Ltd. (29 August 2013). "Change to 5 Digit Telephone Numbering Plan" (PDF). The Sentinel (advert). South Atlantic Media Services. p. 19. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Don't forget your number 2's" (PDF). The Sentinel. South Atlantic Media Services. 20 June 2013. p. 7. Archived from the original (PDF) on 9 March 2017. Retrieved 29 August 2013.
  3. ^ "ITU Operational Bulletin" (PDF) (1030). International Telecommunication Union. 15 June 2013: 11–12. Retrieved 8 January 2021. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Frequently Asked Questions". Sure Saint Helena. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Global Crossing extends FCO network to Tristan da Cunha". Telecom Paper. 22 May 2006. Archived from the original on 28 July 2013.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  6. ^ "Tristan Da Cunha Contact Information". UK Overseas Territories Association. Archived from the original on 16 June 2013.