|Typical format||0X-XXXX-XXXX |
|Country calling code||+81|
|International call prefix||010|
Telephone numbers in Japan consist of an area code, an exchange number, and a subscriber number.
1xx Special numbers 001 and 00xx Carrier selection codes 0x 2-digit geographic area codes 0xx 3-digit geographic area codes 0xxx 4-digit geographic area codes 0xxxx 5-digit geographic area codes 0x0 3-digit non-Geographic area codes (excluding 010) 0xx0 4-digit non-Geographic area codes (01x0, 0570, 0800, 0910, 0990)
110 Police (112 and 911 redirect to 110 on mobile phones) 118 Maritime emergencies 119 Ambulance, Fire brigade 171 Earthquake assistance
100 NTT operator 106 Operator assisted collect call service 108 Automated collect call service 113 NTT technical faults hotline 116 NTT customer service and general enquiries
104 NTT national directory enquiries 0057 KDDI international directory enquiries
114 Automated number-busy check 115 Telegram service 117 Speaking clock 136 Information on last incoming call 177 Weather forecast
001 KDDI (international) 0032 IPS Inc. 0033 NTT Communications 0034 NTT Communications (international toll free) 0036 NTT East 0037 Fusion Communications 0039 NTT West 0041 SoftBank Telecom (international / former Japan Telecom) 0053 KDDI (Resold) 0056 KDDI (international) 0061 SoftBank Telecom (international / former Cable and Wireless IDC) 0066 SoftBank Telecom (international / former Cable and Wireless IDC) 0070 KDDI Toll Free 0071 Verizon Japan 0077 KDDI (national) 0080 T-Systems 0081 Fusion Communications (former TTNet) 0088 SoftBank Telecom (national / former Japan Telecom) 0089 T-Systems 0091 Brastel
0120 NTT Freedial, toll free services 0130 Automated information services 0140 Disaster relief wireless communications 0160 Disaster relief satellite communications 0170 NTT Dengon Dial, chat line services 0180 NTT Telegong, TV/Radio show feedback dial-in 0180 NTT Teledome, automated information services 0190 NTT Angel Line, automated directory services via PC/modem 0190 NTT Annai Jozu, automated directory services via telephone 0570 Navi Dial0800 Other toll free services 020 Paging services (PDC) and data services (UMTS) 030 Mobile telephony services (legacy systems, PDC, J-CDMA, UMTS) - currently not used 040 Mobile telephony services (legacy systems, PDC, J-CDMA, UMTS) - currently not used 050 IP telephony service (via internet service providers) 060 Universal personal number services 070 Mobile telephony and data services (PDC, J-CDMA, UMTS) 080 Mobile telephony and data services (PDC, J-CDMA, UMTS) 090 Mobile telephony and data services (PDC, J-CDMA, UMTS) 0910 Private circuit access, local rate services 0990 NTT DialQ2, premium rate services
0150 formerly used for maritime wireless communications 0450 formerly used for maritime wireless communications 0750 formerly used for maritime wireless communications
11 Sapporo 138 Hakodate 166 Asahikawa 17-7 or 172 Aomori 18-8 Akita 19-6 Morioka 22 Sendai 23-6 Yamagata 24-5 Fukushima 24-6 Iwaki 24-9 Kōriyama 25 Niigata 26 Nagano 27-2 Maebashi 27-3 Takasaki 28-6 Utsunomiya 3 Tokyo (23 Special wards), Komae 4-29 Tokorozawa 4-70 Kamogawa 4-71 Kashiwa 42-6 Hachiōji 42-7 Machida, Sagamihara 43 Chiba 44 Kawasaki 45 Yokohama 466 Fujisawa 46-8 Yokosuka 47-3 Ichikawa, Matsudo 47-4 (473 for west part of the city) Funabashi 48-2 Kawaguchi 48-6 or 48-7 or 48-8 Saitama 48-9 Soka, Koshigaya 49 Kawagoe 52 Nagoya 53 Hamamatsu 53-2 Toyohashi 54 Shizuoka 55 Kofu 564 Okazaki 565 Toyota 568 Kasugai 569 Handa 58 Gifu 586 Ichinomiya 592 Tsu, Yokkaichi 6 Osaka, Higashiōsaka, Suita, Toyonaka, Amagasaki 72-2 Sakai 726 Takatsuki 72-8 Hirakata 73 Wakayama 742 or 743 Nara 75 Kyoto 76-2 Kanazawa 76-4 Toyama 768 Suzu 77-5 Ōtsu 776 Fukui 78 Kobe 790 Kasai 792 or 793 Himeji 794 Kakogawa 797 or 798 Nishinomiya, Takarazuka 82 Hiroshima 832 or 834 Shimonoseki 839 Yamaguchi 84 Fukuyama 852 Matsue 857 Tottori 862 or 869 Okayama 864 or 865 Kurashiki 87 Takamatsu 88-6 Tokushima 88-8 Kochi 89 Matsuyama 92 Fukuoka 93 Kitakyushu 942 Kurume 95-8 Nagasaki 952 Saga 956 Sasebo 96 Kumamoto 97 Ōita 98-8 or 98-9 Naha 981 or 98-5 Miyazaki 99 Kagoshima
Geographic numbers are nine digits long, including the area code, but not including the leading zero. Consequently, densely populated areas have shorter area codes, while less populated areas have longer area codes. For example:
Area codes increase from north to south; Sapporo in Hokkaidō (the northernmost prefecture) has 11, and Setouchi's 99-73 is far to the south in Kagoshima. When the telephone system was devised, Okinawa was still under U.S. occupation, so when it was returned to Japan in 1972, its telephone numbers were squeezed between Miyazaki (98x) and Kagoshima (99x) and begin with 988, 989, and 980.
During the 1990s, when plans were being drawn up to amalgamate mid-sized cities and towns into larger municipalities, telephone numbering systems were merged in advance. For example,
Many of these towns have in fact refused to merge, leaving callers with more digits to dial when making local calls. This is partially balanced by not having to dial an area code for the neighboring city.
After entering the 2010s, local products and events have begun using names which come from the area code.
0465net (Odawara, Kanagawa)
0428 T-shirt (Ome, Tokyo)
028 Market (Utsunomiya, Tochigi)
028 Machinaka (Inner-City) Wi-Fi (Utsunomiya, Tochigi)
Bar 053 (Hamamatsu, Shizuoka)
This is a list of dialing codes in Greece. The first digit represents the type of service. 1 is used for short codes, 2 for geographical numbers, 5 is used for inter-network routing purposes and VPNs, 6 for mobile services, 7 is reserved for universal access numbers, 8 for reduced-fee services, 9 is used for premium rate services. All dialable numbers are ten digits, except for short codes, 807-XXXX used for calling card access codes, and numbers in the 5 range, used for routing purposes and not dialable by end-subscribers.
A toll-free telephone number or freephone number is a telephone number that is billed for all arriving calls instead of incurring charges to the originating telephone subscriber. For the calling party, a call to a toll-free number from a landline is free of charge.
A telephone numbering plan is a type of numbering scheme used in telecommunication to assign telephone numbers to subscriber telephones or other telephony endpoints. Telephone numbers are the addresses of participants in a telephone network, reachable by a system of destination code routing. Telephone numbering plans are defined in each of administrative regions of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) and they are also present in private telephone networks. For public number systems, geographic location plays a role in the sequence of numbers assigned to each telephone subscriber.
Telephone numbers in the United Kingdom are administered by the UK government's Office of Communications (Ofcom). For this purpose Ofcom established a telephone numbering plan, known as the National Telephone Numbering Plan, which is the system for assigning telephone numbers to subscriber stations.
The French telephone numbering plan is not only used for metropolitan France but also for the French overseas departments and some overseas collectivities.
Telephone numbers in Hong Kong are mostly eight-digit. Fixed land line numbers start with 2 or 3, mobile (cellular) phone numbers with 5, 6, 7 or 9, pager numbers with 7 and forwarding service with 8. Since the end of 1989, there have been no area codes within Hong Kong.
The Big Number Change addressed various issues with the telephone dialing plan in the United Kingdom, during the late-1990s and early-2000s.
Numbers on the Irish Telephone Numbering Plan are regulated and assigned to operators by ComReg.
Telephone numbers in Singapore, also known as the National Numbering Plan, are regulated by the Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA). Due to the small geographical size of Singapore, there are no area or trunk codes; all numbers belong to one numbering area, and thus come in the same 8-digit format. Numbers are categorised based on the first digit, thus providing ten possible categories, of which six are currently in use and the remaining four reserved for future usage.
Telephone numbers in South Korea are organized and assigned using the following scheme.
Telephone numbers in Malaysia are regulated by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
PhONEday was a change to the telephone dialing plan in the United Kingdom on 16 April 1995. It changed geographic area codes and some telephone numbers. In most areas a "1" was added to the dialling code. In Bristol, Leeds, Leicester, Nottingham and Sheffield the area codes were replaced with new codes and the subscriber numbers gained an extra digit. The PhONEday changes also made provision for new ranges of subscriber numbers in those five cities. A £16m advertising campaign, and an eight-month period of parallel running during which old and new codes were active, preceded the change. PhONEday followed a change made in May 1990 when the old London area code 01 had been released from use, permitting all United Kingdom geographic numbers to begin with this prefix. Originally planned in 1991 to take place in 1994, in 1992 the change was postponed until 1995.
Telephone numbers in the Philippines follow an open telephone numbering plan and an open dial plan. Both plans are regulated by the National Telecommunications Commission, an attached agency under the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT).
Telephone numbers in Israel consist of an area code and a subscriber number. The dial plan type in Israel is closed, and "0" is the internal Trunk prefix in Israel. Israel's country calling code is +972.
The regulation of telephone numbers in Germany is the responsibility of the Federal Network Agency of the German government. The agency has a mandate to telecommunications in Germany and other infrastructure systems.
Telephone numbers in Canada follow the fixed-length Bell System format, consisting of the country code +1, followed by a three-digit area code, a three-digit central office code and a four-digit station code. This is represented as 1 NPA NXX XXXX, in which the country code is "1".
The national conventions for writing telephone numbers vary by country. While international standards exist in the form of the International Telecommunication Union sector ITU-T issued recommendation E.123, national telephone numbering plans define the format and length of telephone numbers assigned to telephones.
There were changes to the telephone numbering plan in Georgia which were expected to be completed by the end of 2011. This article is being updated after all the major changes, also the dates of these changes are indicated.