Telephone numbers in Belarus

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Telephone area codes in Belarus (+375 XXXX12345)

Belarus began using its own country code +375 in 1995, replacing the +7 international country code inherited from the Soviet Union. [1] The local numbering plan was inherited from the Soviet Union and remains with few changes.

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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.

Structure of international telephone numbers

Allocation of the area codes

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 in Belarus

LIST OF AREA CODES [2]
National (significant) numberLocalityRegion
1636DBaranovichiBrest
16435DBerezaBrest
1626DBrestBrest
16445DDrogichinBrest
16465DGantsevichiBrest
16525DIvanovoBrest
16455DIvatsevichiBrest
16315DKamenetsBrest
16425DKobrinBrest
16475DLuninetsBrest
16335DLyakhovichiBrest
16515DMaloritaBrest
1656DPinskBrest
16325DPruzhanyBrest
16555DStolinBrest
16415DZhabinkaBrest
23445DBraginGomel
23365DBudo-KoshelevoGomel
23325DChecherskGomel
23335DDobrushGomel
2326DGomelGomel
23455DKalinkovichiGomel
23465DKhoinikiGomel
23375DKormaGomel
23565DLelchitsyGomel
23475DLoyevGomel
2366DMozyr (from 2011-03-19)Gomel
23555DNarovlyaGomel
23575DOktyabrskiyGomel
23505DPetrikovGomel
23405DRechitsaGomel
23395DRogachevGomel
23425DSvetlogorskGomel
23305DVetkaGomel
23545DYelskGomel
23535DZhitkovichiGomel
23345DZhlobinGomel
15115DBerestovitsaGrodno
15635DDyatlovoGrodno
1526DGrodnoGrodno
15955DIvyeGrodno
15965DKorelichiGrodno
1546DLida (from 2011-01-22)Grodno
15155DMostyGrodno
15975DNovogrudokGrodno
15935DOshmyanyGrodno
15915DOstrovetsGrodno
15145DShchuchinGrodno
15625DSlonimGrodno
15925DSmorgonGrodno
15135DSvislochGrodno
15125DVolkovyskGrodno
15945DVoronovoGrodno
15645DZelvaGrodno
17155DBerezinoMinsk
1776DBorisovMinsk
17145DChervenMinsk
17165DDzerzhinskMinsk
17935DKletskMinsk
17195DKopylMinsk
17965DKrupkiMinsk
17745DLogoyskMinsk
17945DLyubanMinsk
17135DMaryina GorkaMinsk
177DMinskMinsk
1766DMolodechnoMinsk
17975DMyadelMinsk
17705DNesvizhMinsk
17955DSlutskMinsk
17765DSmolevichiMinsk
1746DSoligorskMinsk
17925DStarye DorogiMinsk
17175DStolbtsyMinsk
17185DUzdaMinsk
17715DVileykaMinsk
17725DVolozhinMinsk
17755DZhodinoMinsk
22325DBelynichiMogilev
2256DBobruyskMogilev
22315DByhovMogilev
22425DChausyMogilev
22435DCherikovMogilev
22485DDribinMogilev
22305DGluskMogilev
22335DGorkiMogilev
22475DKhotimskMogilev
22375DKirovskMogilev
22365DKlichevMogilev
22445DKlimovichiMogilev
22455DKostyukovichiMogilev
22385DKrasnopolyeMogilev
22415DKrichevMogilev
22345DKrugloyeMogilev
2226DMogilevMogilev
22405DMstislavlMogilev
22355DOsipovichiMogilev
22395DShklovMogilev
22465DSlavgorodMogilev
21315DBeshenkovichiVitebsk
21535DBraslavVitebsk
21335DChashnikiVitebsk
21575DDokshitsyVitebsk
21375DDubrovnoVitebsk
21565DGlubokoyeVitebsk
21395DGorodokVitebsk
21325DLepelVitebsk
21385DLioznoVitebsk
21525DMioryVitebsk
2166DOrshaVitebsk
2146DPolotskVitebsk
21555DPostavyVitebsk
21595DRossonyVitebsk
21355DSennoVitebsk
21545DSharkovshchinaVitebsk
21305DShumilinoVitebsk
21365DTolochinVitebsk
21585DUshachiVitebsk
21515DVerhnedvinskVitebsk
2126DVitebskVitebsk

Special trunk numbers

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

Emergency and special services

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

See also

Telecommunications in Belarus#Telephone system

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References

  1. EIU Business Report: Belarus, Ukraine, Economist Intelligence Unit, 1996, page 27
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-07-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)