Telephone numbers change at midnight
PHUKET: All telephone numbers in Thailand will change to nine digits from midnight tonight (July 4-5). This will be achieved by including the area code in the number. Thus, the number 234567 in Phuket will become 076-234567, even when dialed from Phuket. Similarly, the Bangkok number 345-6789 will become 02-345-6789, whether dialed from Phuket or from within Bangkok. Mobile-to-mobile phone calls will also change. Rather than just dialing the seven-digit number, callers will first have to dial “01”, followed by the number. Overseas call codes will remain the same, and any two-to-four digit telephone assistance numbers, such as 17, 191 or 1150, will also remain unchanged. Calls dialed into Thailand from overseas will also remain unchanged. For more information, call the TOT in Bangkok at 02-505-1000.
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