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Topic # 34644 26-May-2009 20:06
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I'm creating a contact form, and I want to include a drop down list for common prefixes such as 021, 027 etc.

Anyone know where I can find a list of the different mobile prefixes?

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  Reply # 218132 26-May-2009 20:12
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  Reply # 218180 27-May-2009 00:15
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FYI though non-geographic does not always equate to something allocated to a mobile handset however. For the purposes of a contact form thats probably by the by however.



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  Reply # 218272 27-May-2009 11:23
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Fraktul: FYI though non-geographic does not always equate to something allocated to a mobile handset however. For the purposes of a contact form thats probably by the by however.


Is there a list of mobile only prefixes though?

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  Reply # 218288 27-May-2009 12:32
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I'd say 021, 022, 027 and 029. Someone else will correct me with the extras. :)




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  Reply # 218314 27-May-2009 13:49
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020, 021, 022, 026 (Pager), 027, 028, and 029.



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  Reply # 218448 27-May-2009 21:30
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willnz: 020, 021, 022, 026 (Pager), 027, 028, and 029.


Perfect.  Just what I was looking for.  Anyone want to add any others?

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  Reply # 218451 27-May-2009 21:37
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Looking at the list 028 is assigned to some companies (Woosh, CallPlus, Compass) and is not necessarily mobile. For example 028 can be 2talk.




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  Reply # 218452 27-May-2009 21:37
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Yes, it is. I have a Black+White mobile number which is 028.

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  Reply # 218453 27-May-2009 21:40
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And yeah, you're right, it is both mobile and other non-geographic services. There are 8 or so telcos using 028 numbers last time I looked, and so far only one of them with actual mobile services.

In saying that though, WxC has 0270, and they have no mobile services. Orcon only has part of 020, etc. It depends if Nate really wants to get down to the gory details or if he just wants a drop down list of valid 3 digit prefixes that COULD be mobile.

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  Reply # 218461 27-May-2009 22:07
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The NAD allocation does not discriminate between a non-grographic number allocated to a mobile handset and one allocated to a VoIP device with a non geographic number afaik. Some VoIP providers allocate end users nongeographic numbers for instance.



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  Reply # 218466 27-May-2009 22:13
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willnz: In saying that though, WxC has 0270, and they have no mobile services. Orcon only has part of 020, etc. It depends if Nate really wants to get down to the gory details or if he just wants a drop down list of valid 3 digit prefixes that COULD be mobile.


The real reason is a client wants to txt any new enquiries, having a drop down list reduces the variations of mobile numbers that will be entered.

I think having 3 digits is enough for what I'm trying to achieve.

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  Reply # 218471 27-May-2009 22:16
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in that case - use the list I provided earlier :) although there are of course still some numbers in those ranges that could be non-mobile numbers, those are the only ranges with active mobile services on them at the moment.

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