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Area Code: 1-3 digits (see note below) Subscriber Number: 5-8 digits (see note below) Trunk Prefix: n/a International Prefix: 00Numbering plan is in transition to a fixed 9-digit national plan.
On 15 March 2004, +39 310 xxxxxxx numbering range was introduced for Elsacom's subscribers. Previously, Elsacom numbers used the +39 563 xxxxxxx geographic/fixed numbering range.
The new +39 310 numbering was introduced to provide up to 70% discount from charges assessed for the existing +39 563 range.
But a report from Germany indicated +39 563 is a conventional fixed area code, which means normal European charges (3-5c/minute from Germany, about twice that of a local call). The new +39 310 represents an international mobile call, therefore higher rates (35c/minute) are reportedly applicable. The specific rates for each Elsacom number range will depend on the particular carriers and countries involved.
There is no word on how long parallel running of +39 310 and +39 563 will be maintained. As of April 2004, both number ranges are usable.
For details, see Elsacom 310 page.
(report courtesy Andreas Meier)
Changes based on the June 1998 numbers will occur as follows:
First digit Type of service ----------- --------------- 0 internal network services/international access 1 national/emergency services 3 mobile 4 ?? fixed?? (future implementation? not to be implemented?)(Information from Telecom Italia; tip courtesy Ray Chow).
From outside Italy, calls would now be dialed with the leading 0. e.g. number 5555555 in Rome would then be dialed as +39 065555555, instead of +39 6 5555555. Permissive dialling of either old or new scheme was available until 18 December 1998 - (from Telecom Italia press release of 1998; no longer available).
See also KDDI bulletin of 10 August 1998, which also indicated a permissive date until 18 August 1998.
(Information from Telecom Italia; tip courtesy Ray Chow).