Location of Portugal (dark green)
|Country calling code||+351|
|International call prefix||00|
Portugal changed to a closed telephone numbering plan on 31 October 1999; previously, the trunk prefix was '0', but this was dropped.
For landline subscribers, the area code, prefixed by the digit '2', was incorporated into the subscriber's number. For mobile subscribers, formerly seven (to call another subscriber using the same operator) or eleven (to call any mobile subscriber) digits were used.For special number ranges, formerly ten digits were used, but the initial '0' was dropped. These changes made that nine digits were used for all calls after 1999.
Before 1999 Portugal Telecom controlled Portugal's entire landline telephone network.On 16 December 1999 Anacom announced that the market would be opened to competitors on 1 January 2000.
Numbering examples for Lisbon area:
xxx xxxx (before 1999, within Lisbon) 01 xxx xxxx (before 1999, within Portugal, including Lisbon) +351 1 xxx xxxx (before 1999, outside Portugal) 2x xxx xxxx (after 1999, within Portugal, including Lisbon) 2x(x) xxx xxx (present day, within Portugal, including Lisbon) +351 21 xxx xxxx (after 1999, outside Portugal) +351 2x(x) xxx xxx (present day, outside Portugal)
Mobiles similarly changed, with the digits 9T replacing the prefix 093T, where T is a digit specific to a mobile operator, that can be 1 (Telecel, now Vodafone Portugal), 0, 2 or 6 (TMN/MEO) or 3 (Optimus/NOS):
xxx xxxx (before 1999 for Portuguese subscribers using the same mobile operator) 093T xxx xxxx (before 1999 within Portugal, T=1,3,6) +351 93T xxx xxxx (before 1999 outside Portugal, T=1,3,6) 9T xxx xxxx (after 1999 within Portugal, T=1,3,6,2) +351 9T xxx xxxx (after 1999 outside Portugal, T=1,2,3,6) +351 9Tx xxx xxx (present day outside Portugal, T=1,3,6,2,0)
New number ranges include:
10xx Carrier selection codes 30x xxx xxx VoIP carriers 607 xxx xxx Premium rate 7xx xxx xxx Flat tariff, private networks, inter-operator routing 884 xxx xxx Personal numbering 882 xxx xxx Virtual card services 800 xxx xxx Freephone 808 xxx xxx Shared cost 809 xxx xxx Shared cost
|23x||-||Mealhada||Viseu||Figueira da Foz||Aveiro||Arganil||Pombal||-||Seia||Coimbra|
|24x||-||Abrantes||Ponte de Sôr||Santarém||Leiria||Portalegre||-||-||-||Torres Novas|
|25x||-||Valença||Vila Nova de Famalicão||Braga||Peso da Régua||Penafiel||São João da Madeira||Braga||Viana do Castelo||Vila Real|
|26x||-||Torres Vedras||Caldas da Rainha||Vila Franca de Xira||-||Setúbal||Évora||-||Estremoz||Santiago do Cacém|
|29x||-||Funchal||Horta||-||-||Angra do Heroísmo||Ponta Delgada||-||-||-|
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Country Code: +240
International Call Prefix: 00