|Updated 31 December 2008||By Country Code||By Country Name||Other WTNG pages||Acknowledgements|
|WTNG Help and Information Page|
|Introduction: How to use WTNG|
This includes various website links regarding telephone numbering. Area code lists, text articles, news of phone number changes, number-finding forms are included as much as feasible.
There is information under each country, region or service reference containing information such as area code or numbering changes, links to area code lists or numbering news, and subscriber number/area code formats to the extent WTNG can find and include such details.
Please note that details are missing in some cases, due to incomplete availability of phone numbering information. Also, the information is subject to some disclaimers.
|Search by Country or Service Name|
At the top of each WTNG page is a block under "By Country Name" with buttons from A through Z, representing the first letter of a country. Clicking on a letter button will open up the list of countries beginning with that letter.
A sample name block appears to the left. For example, clicking on 'M' will open the first nation beginning with M, namely Macao. Subsequent countries beginning with 'M' are listed after that.
Note that there is no 'X' button, since no country begins with that letter.
|Search by Country Code|
Country codes are assigned by the International Telecommunications Union, the international body which supports global telecommunication networks.
At the top of each WTNG page is a block under "By Country Code" with buttons from 1 through 0, representing the first digit of a country code. Clicking on a number button will open up the list of country codes beginning with that number. That first digit is also known as the World Zone which classifies the country code. World Zones generally (but not always) conform to a geographic region of the world.
Special services such as freephone or satellite are assigned under World Zones 8 and 9. The * and # buttons will open the top of the By Country Code page.
|Regional and Special Services|
|Calendar and History|
For country code developments starting with the 1960s, the History contains this longer-term view of how the present country code system developed.
|Links and Other Resources|
|Sample Listing Format|
|Country Name||Country Code|
The national flag is on the left. The WTNG flag is used where a flag is unavailable or for a service that is not applicable to a specific nation.
The country name in green background is in the centre.
The country code for international dialling is on blue background at the right.
Non-graphical browsers such as Lynx are unlikely to show flags and colours, but the names and country codes should still be available for view.
The following contents can appear below the country heading:
Area Code: Range of digits in the area code. (This does not include Trunk Prefix, if this is used in the country). Some nations only use the subscriber number, and do not use an area code. Subscriber Number: Range of digits in the subscriber number. Trunk Prefix: Lists the prefix used for calls within a country, usually for long distance calls outside a local area. Increasingly, some countries are requiring use of trunk prefix and area code for local calls. International Prefix: Lists the prefix used in the country when dialling an international number.
|About Flag Graphics|
In cases where flags were unavailable from Mooney's Miniflags site, WTNG has prepared some flags to fill in these gaps. These were generally prepared with The GIMP application. Some flags were adapted from flags found in the CIA World Factbook, a reference that the CIA has placed in the public domain (except for the CIA's emblem). Others were created by WTNG, based on known flag specifications and dimensions, and as such may not be an exact replica.
National flags are used to assist identification of nations in WTNG. Flags are subject to change; no political opinions are implied by any usage (or non-usage) here.
A WTNG flag was created for those cases where a national or territorial flag
could not be found, or where an item has no specific national identity (such
as International Freephone services, or the North American Numbering Plan).
It may also be used in websites that provide a link to WTNG.
Also please note that WTNG does not provide individual number tracing or individual investigation of particular numbers. Also please note that as a non-commercial project, WTNG does not generally participate in link exchanges. WTNG may not respond to such requests.