The country calling code for Bangladesh is +880. The dial plan type in Bangladesh is closed, and "0" is the Trunk prefix.
When dialling a Bangladesh number from inside Bangladesh, the format is:
"0 – Area/operator code (X) – subscriber number (N)"
When dialling a Bangladesh number from outside Bangladesh, the format is:
"+880 – Area/operator code (X) – subscriber number (N)"
The subscriber number is the number unique to each individual telephone/mobile following the area/operator code. The Area/operator codes in Bangladesh are listed below, with a typical number format, where "X" denotes the Area/Operator code and "N" denotes the individual subscriber's telephone/mobile number.
Mobile Network Operators Typical format for a mobile phone number is 01XXX NNNNNN, e.g. 01054 694200 when dialed inside Bangladesh, and +880 1XXX NNNNNN when dialed internationally
Mobile Network Operators↵Typical format for a mobile phone number is 01XXX NNNNNN, e.g. 01054 694200 when dialed inside Bangladesh, and +880 1XXX NNNNNN when dialed internationally
15 - TeleTalk
16 and 18 - Robi-Airtel
17 and 13 - Grameenphone
19 and 14 - Banglalink
10, 12, - Not in use
Fixed line network operators
Typical format for a fixed line telephone number is "+880-XX-NNNN-NNNN"
35 – Bangla Phone
36 – Telebarta
37 – National Phone
38 – PeoplesTel
44 – RanksTel
60 – Bijoy Phone
64 – Onetel
66 – Dhaka Phone
42 - Sheba Phone
BTCL Geographical area codes
02 – Dhaka, Gopalganj District, Narayongonj District, Narsingdi District, IMS Number (Malopara, Shalbagan, Tanore, Godagari, Noahata- Rajshahi && Jessore University) 031 – Chittagong District 0321 – Noakhali District 0331 – Feni District 0341 – Cox's Bazar District 0351 – Rangamati District 0361 – Bandarban District 0371 – Khagrachari District 0381 – Laxmipur District 041 – Khulna District 0421 – Jessore District 0431 – Barisal District 0441 – Patuakhali District 0451 – Jhenaidah District 0461 – Pirojpur District 0468 – Bagerhat District 0471 – Satkhira District 0481 – Narail District 0491 – Bhola District 0498 – Jhalakati District 051 – Bogra District 0521 – Rangpur District 0531 – Dinajpur District 0541 – Gaibandha District 0551 – Nilphamari District 0561 – Thakurgaon District 0568 – Panchagarh District 0571 – Joypurhat District 0581 – Kurigram District 0591 – Lalmonirhat District 0611 – Magura District 0621 – Narsingdi District 0631 – Faridpur District 0641 – Rajbari District 0651 – Manikganj District 0661 – Madaripur District 0662 – Shariatpur District 0671 – Narayongonj District 0681 – Gazipur District 0682 – Kaliakair Upazila 0691 – Munsigonj District 071 – Kushtia District 0721 – Rajshahi District 0731 – Pabna District 0741 – Naogaon District 0751 – Sirajganj District 0761 – Chuadanga District 0771 – Natore District 0781 – Chapai Nowabgonj District 0791 – Meherpur District 081 – Comilla District 0821 – Sylhet District 0831 – Hobigonj District 0841 – Chandpur District 0851 – Brahmonbaria District 0861 – Moulvibazar District 0871 – Sunamgonj District 091 – Mymensingh District 0921 – Tangail District 0922 – Mirzapur Upazila 0931 – Sherpur District 0941 – Kishorgonj District 0951 – Netrokona District 0981 – Jamalpur District
IPTSP (IP-Telephony Service Providers)
9601 - UberNet 9602 – BTEL 9604 – FUSION NET 9606 – Agni Systems Ltd 9609 – BEXIMCO / BOL 9610 – ADN Telecom 9611 - Amber IT(Dhaka Com) 9612 – MetroNet 9613 – GETCO Online 9614 – NextFone 9619 - Chittagong Online LTD 9633 – IDEA Networks and Communications Limited 9638 - Intercloud Limited 9666 – BDCom-Kotha 9669 – ConnectTel 9678 – Link3 Technologies LTD. 9677 – BRACNet Limited 9639 – ICC Communication 9654 - Tele Bangla 9643 - Race Online Ltd 9696 - BTCL - Alaap
333 – Central Helpline of Bangladesh
999 – Emergency telephone number
106 – Anti - Corruption Commission
999 – Emergency telephone number
1090 – Weather Update Toll Free
121 – Customer care (Grameenphone, Teletalk, Robi, Banglalink)
158 – Customer complaints – all mobile operators
5012 – News
152 – International Trunk Call Booking
14 – Time (BTCL)
16263 – Free Doctor Consultation / Contact for COVID-19
109 – Violence Against Women, and Children Prevention Helpline
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