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Area Code: none (see note below) Subscriber Number: 7 digits (see note below) Trunk Prefix: none International Prefix: 00The interim access when +670 country code was introduced was +670 390 then 6-digit subscriber number. This is to be changed to +670 then 7-digit national subscriber number without area code.
A new +670 78xxxxxx mobile range was also assigned for new numbers.
Source: Ministry of Infrastructure announcement (6 June 2012, via ITU).
(report courtesy Ken Westmoreland)
For fixed / wireline numbers, the interim 390 prefix to subscriber numbers will be removed. 390 was only for use from other nations, it was not used for calls within East Timor. If the remaining subscriber number has 6 digits, '3' will be prepended to form a standardised 7-digit number.
Old format New format ========== ========== +670 390 31xxxx +670 331xxxx +670 390 32xxxx +670 332xxxx +670 390 333xxxx +670 333xxxxMobile numbers were established as +670 72xxxxx and do not change.
Internet services are of the form +670 900 11xx.
Short codes are of the form 1xx e.g. 128 number enquiries, 172 customer support, 177 internet support.
Source: Timor Telecom numbering information.
"Timor Telecom (no website yet) has introduced mobile phoe services, using 7 digit numbers prefixed with the digit 7, eg the UN Civilian Police (UNPOL) emergency number is (+670) 7230686." "International telephone calls are possible into and out of Dili where local lines are operational. East Timor's country code is 670 and the area code for Dili is 390. Calls to Timor Telecom mobiles from Australia require only the country code prefix (670) and not the area code. Mobile telephone services are available in Dili through the Timor Telecom network, although at present there is no global roaming. Travellers can purchase prepaid SIM cards from Timor Telecom. Mobile telephone coverage is expected to become available in some areas outside Dili over the next few months (e.g. Baucau, Balibo, Suai, Los Palos and Oecussi) but in many areas communications are possible only by satellite phone."
(Reference made to Australian advisory on East Timor travel.
The precise time frames of implementation were unknown, although a communication of 26 February 2001 indicated that the new numbering plan implementation would commence once East Timor's Official Gazette publishes the numbering plan decision.
Initially, geographic numbers will begin with the digit 2, 3 or 4, with initial digits according to the region within East Timor.
The digit 3 will be prepended before the interim subscriber numbers (generally in Dili) to convert these to the approved 7-digit national numbering plan.
Non-geographic numbers, such as freephone, premium charge, mobile, paging, and personal numbering will begin with the digit 7, 8 or 9.
The standard emergency number will be 112, although existing emergency codes may continue to operate for some time.
Short codes in the 2001 numbering plan:
The interim +670 390 xxxxxx format replaced the temporary +672 9 access via the Australian External Territories country code.
(Detail courtesy Erik MacKinlay of East Timor Transitional Administration's Information Technology, Post and Telecommunications department, with additional detail posted through ITU).
A January 2000 announcement indicated that country code +670 was assigned to East Timor. The actual date that ITU assigned +670 for East Timor was uncertain.
+670 was formerly used by the Northern Marianas until it was discontinued in favour of North American Numbering Plan access via +1 670.
+670 (formerly CNMI) and +671 (Guam) were available for reassignment on 1 July 1998, as the permissive calling period for their transition to the North American Numbering Plan (as +1 670 and +1 671 respectively) ended 30 June 1998.
390 was the area code for Dili when East Timor was under the Indonesian telecom system (+62), prior to independence; 399 was for Baucau, the second largest city in East Timor i.e. +62 390 Dili, +62 399 Baucau.
Areas outside Dili did not have active wireline communications at this point. Satellite phone access was available, however.
Source: Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade web page regarding East Timor, 2000.
Australian carrier Telstra was rebuilding telecommunications facilities in East Timor.
There were no details available at the time on subscriber number formats.
For an announcement on the temporary +672-9 numbering assignment, and the East Timor telecom rebuilding process, see the Telstra press release.
(tip courtesy Geoffrey Dyer)
See History of Country Codes.
(Tip courtesy Mark Cuccia)