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  # 240466 30-Jul-2009 09:18
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Yes, but they are all non geographic. And 028 numbers are charged at mobile rates anyway

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adamj: Yes, but they are all non geographic. And 028 numbers are charged at mobile rates anyway


I remember calling Scott Base in Antarctica some years ago with 02 prefix. I see from Computerworld http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/netw/8E9AEA69CCC6318FCC2574CB002A4147 that 0240 is the prefix for Scott Base, but that this will be changed soon.

 
 
 
 


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Individual prefixes for cell providers should be scrapped and be merged with the local area code numbering system like in other countries. Yes, it would cause headaches with working out whether you were calling a mobile or landline in regards to pricing, but this could possibly cause providers to re structure and lower prices since on network/off network calls wouldn’t apply per say.

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  # 241184 1-Aug-2009 12:09
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profrink: Individual prefixes for cell providers should be scrapped and be merged with the local area code numbering system like in other countries. Yes, it would cause headaches with working out whether you were calling a mobile or landline in regards to pricing, but this could possibly cause providers to re structure and lower prices since on network/off network calls wouldn’t apply per say.



With exception of the US and Canada most countries have a unique area code to  route cell calls.  To integrate cell numbers with normal area codes you would have to to have way cheaper termination rates than we have now otherwise lots of folks would be peed of to realize tha the number hey called was a mobile and had to pay 42c rather that free.  In the US both parties pay for a mobile call.




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diehard: I see from Computerworld that 0240 is the prefix for Scott Base, but that this will be changed soon.


No, it won't. The review was going to take place because the NAD had allocated 2D the full 024 number range, on the basis that Woosh would hand over their already allocated but unused codes and that Telecom would seek a review of their 0240 range. Now that 2degrees has been given the 022 range instead, there is no need for a review of 0240 to continue.

It may be a possibility in the future, but it won't be within the next 3-5 years.

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