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China Numbering Plan Change

18 February 2003

In 2002, parts of China began a numbering plan change. For a 6 month period, calls could be dialed using the old numbering scheme or the new scheme. After the permissive dialing period ends, attempts to dial old numbers will reach a recorded announcement. After April 20, 2003, only the new dialing plan will work.

Area codes in Huangyuan and Huangzhong change from 972 to 971, while the digit '2' is prefixed to existing 6-digit subscriber numbers to form new 7-digit subscriber numbers. Area codes do not change for Geermu, Guoluozhou, Haibeizhou, Haidong, Hainanzhou, Haixizhou, Huangnanzhou and Yushuzhou, but the digit '8' will be prefixed to existing 6-digit subscriber numbers to form 7-digit subscriber numbers. In international format, the summary of changes is as follows:

LOCATION
OLD DIALING PLAN
NEW DIALING PLAN
Geenmu
011 + 869 + 79 XXXXXX
011 + 869 + 79 8XXXXXX
Guoluozhou
011 + 869 + 75 XXXXXX
011 + 869 + 75 8XXXXXX
Haibeizhou
011 + 869 + 70 XXXXXX
011 + 869 + 70 8XXXXXX
Haidong
011 + 869 + 72 XXXXXX
011 + 869 + 72 8XXXXXX
Hainanzhou
011 + 869 + 74 XXXXXX
011 + 869 + 74 8XXXXXX
Haixizhou
011 + 869 + 77 XXXXXX
011 + 869 + 77 8XXXXXX
Huangnanzhou
011 + 869 + 73 XXXXXX
011 + 869 + 73 8XXXXXX
Huangyuan
011 + 869 + 72 XXXXXX
011 + 869 + 71 2XXXXXX
Huangzhong
011 + 869 + 72 XXXXXX
011 + 869 + 71 2XXXXXX
Yushuzhou
011 + 869 + 76 XXXXXX
011 + 869 + 76 8XXXXXX


Shenzhen subscriber numbers changed from 7 to 8 digits. Area code 755 remains unchanged, but the digit '2' will be prefixed to existing 7-digit subscriber numbers that begin with '2', '3', or '4'. The digit '8' will be prefixed to existing subscriber numbers that begin with '5', '6', '7', or '8'. Existing subscriber numbers beginning with '9' are not changed. This change is effective now. Any attempts to dial using the old numbers will reach a recorded announcement until June 28, 2003. In International format, the summary of changes is as follows:

OLD DIALING PLAN
NEW DIALING PLAN
011 + 867 + 55 2XXXXXX
011 + 867 + 55 82XXXXXX
011 + 867 + 55 3XXXXXX
011 + 867 + 55 83XXXXXX
011 + 867 + 55 4XXXXXX
011 + 867 + 55 84XXXXXX
011 + 867 + 55 5XXXXXX
011 + 867 + 55 25XXXXXX
011 + 867 + 55 6XXXXXX
011 + 867 + 55 26XXXXXX
011 + 867 + 55 7XXXXXX
011 + 867 + 55 27XXXXXX
011 + 867 + 55 8XXXXXX
011 + 867 + 55 28XXXXXX


Many places in area code 520 will change to areacode 512. New 8-digit subscriber numbers will be formed by prefixing the digit '6' to existing subscriber numbers in Suzhou and Wujiang, and digit '5' for the other affected places. This change is effective now. Any attempts to dial using the old numbers will reach a recorded announcement until April 19, 2003. In International format, the summary of changes is as follows:

LOCATION
OLD DIALING PLAN
NEW DIALING PLAN
Changsho
011 + 865 + 20 XXXXXXX
011 + 865 + 12 5XXXXXXX
Kunshan
011 + 865 + 20 XXXXXXX
011 + 865 + 12 5XXXXXXX
Suzhou
011 + 865 + 12 XXXXXXX
011 + 865 + 12 6XXXXXXX
Suzhou
011 + 865 + 20 XXXXXXX
011 + 865 + 12 6XXXXXXX
Taicang
011 + 865 + 20 XXXXXXX
011 + 865 + 12 5XXXXXXX
Wujiang
011 + 865 + 12 XXXXXXX
011 + 865 + 12 6XXXXXXX
Zhangjiagang
011 + 865 + 20 XXXXXXX
011 + 865 + 12 5XXXXXXX



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