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Area Code: none Subscriber Number: 7 digits (was 6 digits until March 2004) Trunk Prefix: n/a International Prefix: 00Republic of Congo, capital is Brazzaville (not to be confused with the Democratic Republic of Congo, formerly known as Zaire, with capital Kinshasa).
Fixed/wireline numbers changed as follows:
Old numbering New numbering Location ------------- ------------- -------- +242 21xxxxx +242 2221xxxxx Basin West, Equator 1 zone +242 22xxxxx +242 2222xxxxx Sangha-Likouala, Equator 2 zone +242 23xxxxx +242 2223xxxxx Pool, Centre 2 zone +242 24xxxxx +242 2224xxxxx Plateau, Centre 3 zone +242 25xxxxx +242 2225xxxxx Bouenza, Lekoumou, Niairi, Atlantic 2 zone +242 28xxxxx +242 2228xxxxx Brazzaville, Centre 1 zone +242 29xxxxx +242 2229xxxxx Pointe-Noire, Atlantic 1 zoneMobile/wireless numbers changed as follows:
Old numbering New numbering Carrier(s) ------------- ------------- ---------- +242 3xxxxxx +242 0M3xxxxxx various +242 4xxxxxx +242 044xxxxxx Warid +242 5xxxxxx +242 055xxxxxx Celtel/Zain +242 6xxxxxx +242 066xxxxxx MTN +242 7xxxxxx +242 0M7xxxxxx various +242 8xxxxxx +242 0M8xxxxxx various +242 9xxxxxx +242 0M9xxxxxx variousThe M digit following '0' identifies the mobile carrier:
Mobile number Carrier ------------- ------- +242 01xxxxxxx Equateur Telecom +242 04xxxxxxx Warid +242 05xxxxxxx Celtel/Zain +242 06xxxxxxx MTNCommon short codes for all carriers:
Short code Service ---------- ------- 111 customer service 112 constabulary 116 children's help 117 police 118 fireGSM wireless short codes in the 30xxx, 31xxx, 35xxx and 39xxx ranges are also reserved.
800xxxxxx numbers are for freephone or other special services.
810xxxxxx numbers are for shared cost access.
8300xxxxx numbers are for internet access.
8800xxxxx numbers are for shared revenue access (premium).
8900xxxxx numbers are for future NGN access.
900xxxxxx and 999xxxxxx are reserved for future nomadic services.
ARPCE numbering plan (in French)
ARPCE announcement (1 October 2010, via ITU) (with report courtesy Sergiu Rosenzweig)
Details of the expansion to 7-digit national numbering were announced 3 March 2004.
Mobile carriers Celtel Congo and Libertis Telecom were indicated as a first phase of number changes taking effect 30 March 2004. The second phase was for SOTELCO (fixed/wireline numbers) and Cyrus S.A. (mobile) - no date was specified for second phase, making it unclear if those changes also took effect 30 March 2004.
On 30 March 2004, existing 6-digit numbers were converted to new ranges (assuming a digit is prepended for each location or type of service):
Old New Location/Service === === ================ 41xxxx 441xxxx mobile/wireless (Cyrus) 42xxxx 442xxxx mobile/wireless (Cyrus) 2xxxxx 52xxxxx mobile/wireless (Celtel Congo) 3xxxxx 53xxxxx mobile/wireless (Celtel Congo) 5xxxxx 55xxxxx mobile/wireless (Celtel Congo) 6xxxxx 66xxxxx mobile/wireless (Libertis) 7xxxxx 67xxxxx mobile/wireless (Libertis) 81xxxx 281xxxx Brazzaville 82xxxx 282xxxx Brazzaville 94xxxx 294xxxx Pointe-NoireThe new assigned numbering ranges are as follows (some may enter service in the future), differing substantially from the previously announced ranges of 2002:
21xxxxx : Equator zone 1 (Cuvette, Cuvette-Ouest; SOTELCO formerly ONPT) 22xxxxx : Equator zone 2 (Sangha, Likouala) 23xxxxx : Centre zone 2 (Pool) 24xxxxx : Centre zone 3 (Plateaux) 25xxxxx : Atlantic zone 2 (Niari, Lékoumou, Bouenza) 28xxxxx : Centre zone 1 (Brazzaville) 29xxxxx : Atlantic zone 1 (Pointe-Noire) 44xxxxx : mobile/paging (CYRUS S.A.) 5xxxxxx : mobile/paging (Celtel Congo) 6xxxxxx : mobile/paging (Libertis Telecom) 800xxxx : freephone 820xxxx : shared cost 844xxxx : shared revenue 860xxxx : personal numbers 880xxxx : internet accessNumber ranges not listed above are unassigned at this time.
1x short codes change to 11x ('1' was prepended). 1xxx short codes not beginning with '11' are available for carrier purposes (operator, assistance).
The existing 6-digit plan number ranges, according to carrier or service, are:
1x short codes 2xxxxx Celtel 3xxxxx Celtel 4xxxxx Cyrus 5xxxxx Celtel 6xxxxx Libertis 7xxxxx (unused) 8xxxxx ONPT 9xxxxx ONPTThe migration to 7-digit national numbering is expected to be done by migrating existing 6-digit numbers to conform to these new number ranges:
0xxxxxx (initially unused) 1x short codes 2xxxxxx ONPT - Central area 3xxxxxx ONPT - Equator area 4xxxxxx Cyrus 5xxxxxx Celtel 6xxxxxx Libertis 7xxxxxx Congo Mobile 8xxxxxx ONPT - Atlantic area 9xxxxxx (initially unused)
The proposed new 7-digit geographic numbering ranges for ONPT services were:
Range Place ================= ===== 20xxxxx - 25xxxxx Brazzaville 26xxxxx Plateaux 27xxxxx Pool 28xxxxx Brazzaville 29xxxxx Pool 30xxxxx Likouala 31xxxxx Sangha 32xxxxx - 34xxxxx Cuvette 35xxxxx - 39xxxxx reserved ranges 80xxxxx - 82xxxxx Pointe Noir 83xxxxx Lékoumo 84xxxxx Kouilou 85xxxxx, 86xxxxx Niari 87xxxxx, 88xxxxx Bouenza 89xxxxx Pointe Noir
Celtel is a cellular carrier in the Republic of Congo.