Belarus began using its own country code +375 in 1995, replacing the +7 international country code inherited from the Soviet Union.The local numbering plan was inherited from the Soviet Union and remains with few changes.
Geographic area codes were designed based on previous 3-digit USSR area codes by removing the lead 0. Calling across areas still requires dialing trunk prefix 8 and waiting for dialtone after that. This pause was initially required by the analog trunk switches to identify the caller from PSTN for billing purposes.
When calling within Belarus add 0 to the trunk prefix. This way dialing within the country is practically unchanged. In 2003 the abbreviated dialing within areas was replaced with a full 9-digit number + 2-digit trunk prefix. Previously it was possible to dial 82RRnn-nnn to reach a number in the same area. Now it is required to dial 80-AARRnn-nnn where AA is the area code, RR is the region code and nn-nnn is the local number.
International calling remains unchanged: 8-10-xxx...xxxx where 8 is a trunk prefix, 10 is the international access code, xxx...xxxx are the digits of the destination country, areas and local number.
Transition to new numbering plan
Beltelecom began transition to the international numbering standard similar to the one adapted in many European countries in 2007. March 31, 2007 all short numbers were changed from 2 or 3 digits to 3 digits starting with 1. Beltelecom plans by 2010 to change trunk prefix to 0 from current 80 and international prefix to 00 from current 8-10.
13 — Restricted and directory services
14 — Restricted and directory services
15 — Grodno
16 — Brest
17 — Minsk
18 — Restricted and reference services
20 — Digital PSTN 1
21 — Vitebsk
22 — Mogilev
23 — Gomel
24 — Digital PSTN 2
25 — Mobile phone operator life:) Belarus
29 — Mobile phone operators - common code for all mobile phone operators except "Life :)"
33 — Mobile phone operator MTS Belarus
44 — Mobile phone operator A1
|LIST OF AREA CODES|
|National (significant) number||Locality||Region|
|23||6||6D||Mozyr (from 2011-03-19)||Gomel|
|15||4||6D||Lida (from 2011-01-22)||Grodno|
All special numbers are dialed with a trunk prefix 8.
600 100 - Internet access billed on local phone bill
601 - Personal radio communications
604 - Network of Presidential Administration
602 - Audiotex services
606 100 1111 - Prepaid card internet service
800 - Toll-free Direct Call
801 - Toll-free directory services "Green number"
803 - Toll-free surveys
805 - Interactive platform services
810 - Toll surveys
820 - International toll-free service IFS
902 - Toll directory assistance
The top 4 numbers are available across areas. Following numbers may be valid for Minsk only and may not exist or have a different short number in other areas. Some of these numbers were formed by changing from old 2-digit codes to 3 by adding leading 1 or by replacing 0 with 1 in the old 3-digit code.
101 and 112 - Fire brigade
102 - Police
103 - Ambulance
104 - Gas leaks
105, 151, 155 - Railroad station
106 - National airport Minsk-2
107, 116 - Towing services
109 - Local toll directory assistance. Full number for dialing outside the local area it is 99-009-11 in the area centers (cities). Regional directory assistance numbers follow patterns RR-22-222 or RR-21-222 or RR-55-222 where RR is the region code within the area.
114 - Bus station
107, 135, 152 - Taxi
150 - A1 call centre
153 - Area code directory
175 - Currency exchange rates
176 - Interactive platform services
177 - Infoservice
168 - Minsk information service
169 - Pharmacy inventory and directory
185 - Infoline
188 - Time service
191 - Films on show in theaters
192 - Night club directory
193 - 24 hour grocery store directory
194 - Horoscope
195 - Weather forecast
196 - Recorded fables
197 - Religious birthdays
The following short numbers in Minsk and other areas were discontinued or replaced with full local numbers:
088 - Time service, changed to 188
067 - Taxi, changed to 135
069 - Pharmacy inventory, changed to 169
053 - Area code directory, changed to 153
Digital PSTN exchanges in Minsk utilizing Touch-Tone dialing support some additional codes:
Flash - Three-way calling
*69 - Call return
Telecommunications in Belarus#Telephone system
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