|Country calling code||+886|
|International call prefix||002, 005, 006, 007, 009, 019, 9002, 9005, 9006, 9007, 9009|
Telephone numbers in Taiwan use a system of area codes, beginning 02 to 08. The leading digit(s) following the area code denote the network operator (Chunghwa Telecom and its competitors). Mobile numbers begin 09. The international code for calls into Taiwan is 886.
The emergency numbers in Taiwan are 110 (police) and 119 (fire and ambulance services).
When making an inter-area long-distance call from within Taiwan, a long-distance prefix "0" is required. If calls are made from within the same area code, then the area code does not need to be included. Inter-area calls are defined as long-distance phone calls even when the two numbers have the same prefix.
If calls are made from outside Taiwan, the "0" of the area code prefix is omitted.
The following table of area codes includes this "0" prefix. The government reserves code 1 for Nanjing, historically the capital of the Republic of China and where it was first established, which it no longer controls after its retreat to Taiwan. The capital today is Taipei which is reserved the code 2.
|Taipei||Taipei City, New Taipei City, Keelung City||8||Numbers that start with 2,3 and 8 are assigned to Chunghwa Telecom (ILEC-the main operator), Number ranges that start with 4, 5, 6 and 7 are competitive fixed network operators, such as Taiwan Fixed Network (TFN), New Century InfoComm LTD (NCIC), and Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), as Chunghwa Telecom no longer holds a monopoly in this market area.|
|Taoyuan||Taoyuan City||7||starts with 2* (minor), 3 (Taoyuan District), 4* (Zhongli) |
Numbers start with ranges 21, 22, 28 are assigned to (CHT), Numbers start with 25 (APT), 26 (TFN), and 27 (NCIC) belong to competitive local operators.
All numbers starting with 3 belong to Chunghwa Telecom, as CHT holds a monopoly in Taoyuan District.
Numbers that start with 4 are assigned to Chunghwa Telecom except ranges 405 (APT), 406 (TFN), and 449 (NCIC).
|Hsinchu||Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County||7||starts with 5 (major), 6* (minor) |
Numbers start with 6 are assigned to CHT except 60 (APT), 61 (TFN), 62 (NCIC).
|Hualien||Hualien County||7||starts with 8* |
Number ranges that start with 800, 805, and 890 belong to APT, TFN, and NCIC respectively.
All other numbers that start with 8 are assigned to the dominant fixed-line operator (Chunghwa Telecom).
|Yilan||Yilan County||7||starts with 9 |
All number ranges are assigned to Chunghwa Telecom except numbers starting with 900 (APT), 905-906 (TFN), 910 (NCIC).
|Miaoli||Miaoli County||6||All numbers belong to Chunghwa Telecom except these numbers starting with: |
|Taichung||Taichung City||8||starts with 22-24 & 270 (urban area), 25 (Fengyuan, including Zhuolan, Miaoli), 26 (Dajia and Shalu), 3 (minor)- Note according to Chinese Wikipedia these numbers have been merged with several prefixes resulting in numbers assigned to be from one city code. |
All numbersare with Chunghwa Telecom except the following ranges: (Competitive Local Operators)
3500-3509 APT 3600-3611 TFN 3700-3707 NCIC 3900–3903,3920-3922 VeeTime Corp
|Changhua||Changhua County||7||starts with 7 (Changhua City), 8 (Yuanlin) (CHT-Landlines) Except the following listed below. |
|Nantou||Nantou County||7||starts with 2, (CHT landlines) including Fenyuan, Changhua, 5-7 (Competitive Local Operators) |
|Chiayi||Chiayi City, Chiayi County||7||starts with 2 (Chiayi City and Minxiong), 3 (Dongshi) Except ranges listed below. |
(Competitive Local Operators)
|Yunlin||Yunlin County||7||starts with 5 (Douliu), 6 (Huwei), 7 (Beigang) Except those ranges listed below: According to Chinese Wikipedia these prefixes could have been merged. |
(Competitive Local Operators)
|Tainan||Tainan City||7||starts with 2 & 3 (urban area), 5 (Xinhua and Shanhua), 6 (Xinying), 7 (Jiali) All numbers belong to Chunghwa Telecom. |
(Competitive Local Operators)
|Penghu||Penghu County||7||starts with 9 (CHT Landlines) |
950 APT 960 TFN 970 NCIC
|Kaohsiung||Kaohsiung City||7||including Pratas Island and the Spratly Islands |
(Note: 070 prefix is used for VOIP phone services, these numbers are 8 digits instead of 7).
Except ranges listed as Competitive Local Operators:
All other ranges belong to Chunghwa Telecom.
|Pingtung||Pingtung County||7||starts with 7 (Pingtung City and Chaozhou), 8 (Donggang and Hengchun) |
(Competitive Local Operators)
|Kinmen||Kinmen County||6||mainly starts with 3 (CHT Landlines) |
Exceptions are local competitive operators that start with ranges
|Wuqiu||Wuqiu Township||5||starts with 6 |
All numbers belong to Chunghwa Telecom in this area.
|Matsu||Lienchiang County||5||starts with 2 (Nangan), 5(Beigan), 7 (Dongyin), 8 (Juguang) Chunghwa Telecom Landlines. Numbers start with 6 and 9 are competitive local operators. |
6 APT 9 TFN
|Taitung||Taitung County||6||NUmbers belonging to Chunghwa Telecom except starting with: |
Taiwan mobile phone numbers always begin with 09 followed by 8 digits (e.g. 0918909875). The 0 is omitted when calling a Taiwan mobile phone number from outside Taiwan (e.g. +886 970699044). If calling a landline within Taiwan from a local Taiwan mobile phone, the 0 of area code prefix must be included (e.g. 0 + area code + 8 digit landline number).
Mobile Phones (090 range is mostly used for wireless data services, M2M).
Toll-free numbers begin with the prefix 0800 and 0809.
Numbers in the 020x prefix are used for value-added services:
|0204||Premium rate numbers|
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