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Area Code: none Subscriber Number: 8 digits (as of November 2001; formerly 6 digits) Trunk Prefix: n/a International Prefix: 00
Number range Carrier ------------ ------- +356 2010xxxx Sky Telecom +356 27xxxxxx Melita/HelloMelita's Hello service allows existing Maltacom subsciber numbers in +356 21xxxxxx to be transferred to Melita's +356 27xxxxxx range while offering to keep the last six digits of the subscriber's old Maltacom number.
Melita information on Hello +356 27xxxxxx service.
(courtesy Melita, Claude Azzopardi, Malta Communications Authority)
Number range Service ------------ ------- 212xxxxx fixed/geographic (Maltacom) 213xxxxx fixed/geographic (Maltacom) 214xxxxx fixed/geographic (Maltacom) 215xxxxx fixed/geographic (Maltacom) 216xxxxx fixed/geographic (Maltacom) 2172xxxx mailbox (Maltacom) 2173xxxx mailbox (Maltacom) 2174xxxx mailbox (Maltacom) 218xxxxx fixed/geographic (Maltacom) 22xxxxxx DDI (Direct Dialing In) (Maltacom) [note 1] 23xxxxxx DDI (Direct Dialing In) (Maltacom) [note 1] 25xxxxxx DDI (Direct Dialing In) (Maltacom) [note 1] 345xxxxx fixed/geographic (Maltacom) [note 1] 7117xxxx paging (Telepage) 79xxxxxx mobile - GSM (Go Mobile) [note 1] 99xxxxxx mobile - GSM (Vodafone Malta) Note 1: introduced or announced since 2001-2002 renumberingSource: Malta Communications Authority (MCA) announcement (18 July 2005, via ITU).
Vodafone mobile numbers replaced leading digit 0 with 9. That is, subscriber numbers in 0949xxxx range became 9949xxxx. Go Mobile subscriber numbers were to remain unchanged.
Paging subscriber number ranges 70xxxx, 71xxxx were changed to 7117xxxx.
Mailbox service subscriber numbers in the 07xxxxx range were changed to 217xxxxx.
Details of the introduction of the expanded numbers were sketchy. The expanded numbering was reported implemented for the St Paul's (57xxxx, 58xxxx) and Mellieha (52xxxx) exchanges on 11 July 2001, and Gozo exchange (55xxxx, 56xxxx) on 20 July 2001.
However, some other reports indicated the new numbering became active as of 1 November 2001, which may be the date by which all exchanges are capable of 8-digit subscriber number dialling.
A notice from Maldives carrier Dhiraagu indicated that the numbering changes became effective (mandatory?) as of 30 April 2002. That announcement listed the ranges as follows:
Old number New number Service ========== ========== ======= 072xxxx 2172xxxx mailbox 073xxxx 2173xxxx mailbox 074xxxx 2174xxxx mailbox 2xxxxx 212xxxxx regular telephone 3xxxxx 213xxxxx regular telephone 4xxxxx 214xxxxx regular telephone 5xxxxx 215xxxxx regular telephone 6xxxxx 216xxxxx regular telephone 70xxxx 7117xxxx paging 71xxxx 7117xxxx paging 8xxxxx 218xxxxx regular telephone 9xxxxxx 99xxxxxx mobile (Vodafone Malta GSM)The standard European emergency number 112 will enter into service. It will replace separate emergency numbers such as 191, 196 and 199.
Permissive dialling period was to continue until at least April 2002. Other reports indicated six months from the 1st November 2001 target date which would have meant permissive dialling ending on May 2002.
In particular, see the MCA's Number Plan for the Maltese Islands (PDF format).