Telephone numbers in Spain

Spain telephone numbers
Location
Country Spain
Continent Europe
Regulator CMT
Type closed
Access codes
Country calling code +34
International call prefix 00
Trunk prefix none

The Spanish telephone numbering plan is the allocation of telephone numbers in Spain. It is regulated by Comisión del Mercado de las Telecomunicaciones (CMT).

History

Spain changed to a closed telephone numbering plan in 1998. Previously, the trunk prefix was '9', but this was incorporated into the subscriber's number, so that a nine-digit number was used for all calls, e.g.:

xx[x] xx xx       (within the same province, until 1998)
nxx xxx xxx      (within Spain)   
+34 nxx xxx xxx  (outside Spain) 

Mobiles similarly changed: they are now prefixed with the digit '6' or '7':

 909 xxx xxx     (within Spain before 1998)
 +34 09 xxx xxx  (outside Spain before 1998) 
 +34 6xx xxx xxx (since 1998)
 +34 7yx xxx xxx (since 2009–2010; note y cannot be 0 (zero) because this is allocated as a personal number, see below)

New numbering ranges have also since been introduced:

 10xx        Carrier selection codes
 5xx xxx xxx Personal Numbering
 8xx xxx xxx Geographic expansion 
 800 xxx xxx Freephone
 900 xxx xxx Freephone
 80x xxx xxx Shared-cost 
 90x xxx xxx Shared-cost 

Spain's international access code also changed from 07 to 00, but this did not affect dialing arrangements for calls to Gibraltar, in which the domestic prefix 9567 was used instead of the international code 350, e.g.:

 9567 xxxxx (Gibraltar from Spain) (before 2007)
 +350 xxxxx (Gibraltar from all other countries, including Spain since 2007)  
 +34 9567 xxxxx (Gibraltar via Spain (before 2007))

This arrangement was discontinued on 10 February 2007 when Spain adopted the international 00350 prefix for all calls to Gibraltar, thereby bringing end to a dispute between Gibraltar and Spain.[1]

Mobile phones

Mobile phone numbers begin with 6 or 7, followed by 8 digits (6xx xxx xxx or 7yx xxx xxx), where y can be 1 to 9, not 0 (zero). Note, numbers starting with 70 are personal numbers which can be re-directed to any other number by the personal owner. Since the blocks of mobile phone numbers are allocated according to demand from the service providers, there is not necessarily a unique service provider indicated by the three digit numbering group (6xx or 7yx).

In October 2009, new legislation was approved to grant the allocation of up to 80,000,000 new numbers beginning with number 7 (followed by 8 digits) to supplement the existing group beginning with number 6 (followed by 8 digits); due to the lack of available numbers to satisfy the increasing demand for mobile phone and other mobile / wireless services.[2]

Personal numbering

Personal numbers are used as redirection IDs. The owner of a personal number may request, for example, any call to its personal number to be redirected to any other number it wants.

Personal numbers begin with 5, followed by 8 digits.

Other numbers

  • Numbers starting with 2, 3, 4, 5, and 99 are reserved.
  • Numbers starting with 0 and 1 are used to compose short numbers or for prefixes.
  • Numbers starting with 80 and 90 are used for premium rates, toll free, and internet access numbers. 803, 806, and 807 prefixes are used for premium rate calls, where the caller pays a fixed amount of money per minute. 905 numbers are supposed to be used for voting systems. Calls have a limited duration (typically 3 minutes), and are charged a fixed rate per call. They are often used in TV shows as a substitutive of 80 numbers, both for image reasons and because operators are not obliged to block them on a user request, as 80 numbers are.[3]
  • 800 and 900 numbers are freephone numbers in Spain. They are usually available from landlines but not from mobiles. 901 and 902 numbers are Non Geographic Numbers. These have been widely introduced by the call centres of large multinational European businesses. Unlike other normal Spanish phone numbers beginning 910 onwards, 901 and 902 numbers are always excluded from inclusive call bundles on Spanish landlines and mobiles. 902 numbers are also extremely expensive to call from Spanish mobiles. 901 and 902 numbers are also premium rated if calling Spain from overseas and low cost international call carriers to Spain normally refuse to connect calls to 901 and 902 numbers.

Area codes

National Destination Code Max length Min length Category or Province
033Short Number
0022International Prefix
144Short Number
10364Operator Selection
10464Operator Selection
10564Operator Selection
10764Operator Selection
11233Emergency Services
11855Directory assistance
599Personal Numbering System
699Mobile phones
7099Personal Numbering System
7199Mobile phones
7299Mobile phones
7399Mobile phones
7499Mobile phones
7599Mobile phones
7699Mobile phones
7799Mobile phones
7899Mobile phones
7999Mobile phones
80099Toll Free
80399Premium Rate (adult services)
80699Premium Rate (entertaining service)
80799Premium Rate (professional services)
82299Santa Cruz de Tenerife
82499Badajoz
82899Las Palmas
84399Gipuzkoa
84899Navarre
85099Almería
85699Cádiz
85899Granada
86899Murcia
87199Balearic Islands
87299Girona
87399Lleida
87699Zaragoza
87799Tarragona
88199A Coruña
88699Pontevedra
90099Toll Free
90199Shared-cost call
90299National Rate
90599Telephone Voting System
90799Premium Rate (data systems)
90899Internet Access
90999Internet Access
91199Madrid (Segovia and Guadalajara until 1993)
91299Madrid
91399Madrid
91499Madrid
91599Madrid
91699Madrid
91799Madrid
91899Madrid (Ávila until 1993)
92099Ávila
92199Segovia
92299Santa Cruz de Tenerife
92399Salamanca
92499Badajoz
92599Toledo
92699Ciudad Real
92799Cáceres
92899Las Palmas
93199Barcelona
93299Barcelona
93399Barcelona
93499Barcelona
93599Barcelona
93699Barcelona
93799Barcelona
93899Barcelona
94099Pager Services
94199La Rioja
94299Cantabria
94399Gipuzkoa
94499Biscay
94599Álava
94699Biscay
94799Burgos
94899Navarre
94999Guadalajara
95099Almería
95199Málaga
95299Málaga
95399Jaén
95499Seville
95599Seville
95699Cádiz
95799Córdoba
95899Granada
95999Huelva
96099Valencia
96199Valencia, Center of province
96299Valencia, South of province
96399Valencia, City and surroundings
96499Castellón
96599Alicante
96699Alicante
96799Albacete
96899Murcia
96999Cuenca
97199Balearic Islands
97299Girona
97399Lleida
97499Huesca
97599Soria
97699Zaragoza
97799Tarragona
97899Teruel
97999Palencia
98099Zamora
98199A Coruña
98299Lugo
98399Valladolid
98499Asturias
98599Asturias
98699Pontevedra
98799León
98899Ourense

References

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