Calling to Jan Mayen
- A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
- Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
- Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.
Jan Mayen’s (and Norway’s) country code may be mis-labelled:
- Country code 0047 or 004779 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Norway’s country code of ’47’ and Jan Mayen’s regional numbers of ’79’).
- Country code 01147 or 0114779 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Norway’s country code of ’47’ and Jan Mayen’s regional numbers of ’79’).
When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.
… to a mobile (cellular) phone
Use the same call sequence.
Norwegian mobile phone numbers begin with ‘9’, ‘4’, ’58’, and ’59’.
When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.
… to a VoIP phone
VoIP phone numbers based in Norway are accessed with the same call sequence as a regular landline phone.
There are no designated VoIP exchanges in Norway.
When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.
… to a satellite phone
Norway does not have a country-speicifc satellite phone system.
Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.
… sending a fax
Use the same call sequence.
Calling within Jan Mayen (domestic dialing)
There is no trunk number used when calling within the Norwegian phone system.
Dial all eight numbers as they are listed.
|79||six digit number|
|start of numbering range for Jan Mayen and Svalbard||remainder of local phone number within Svalbard and Jan Mayen|
Jan Mayen phone numbers explained
Norwegian numbers are 8 digits.
There are some machine to machine numbers that are 12 digits.
Some numbers are 5 digits, these are reserved for “hotline” type numbers and are billed at the land-line rate. These numbers are generally used by commercial organizations with the intention of being easy to remember (for example taxi companies).
The first 1 to 2 digits designate whether the phone is a mobile or landline, as well as a regional code.
Mobile numbers start with ‘9’ (older), ‘4’ (newer), ’58’, and ’59’.
When dialed from within Norway, toll-free phone numbers do not incur service charges when called.
Premium rate numbers incur a higher rate than standard charges.
Calling from Jan Mayen
… to all regions except Norway and Svalbard
’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Norway and Jan Mayen.
… to Norway and Svalbard
Svalbard phone numbers being with ’79’ (shared with Jan Mayen), and Norway contains the remainder of the numbering range.
Administrative and regulatory
- Norwegian Communications Authority – ministry responsible for telecommunications in Norway.
- BEREC (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications) – European agency responsible for regulation and co-ordination of European telecommunication markets.
- The European Conference for Postal and Telecommunications Administrations – a conference for cooperation of European telecommunications and postal services.
- ITU (International Telecommunications Union) – United Nations specialized agency for information and communications technologies.
Sources and more resources
- International Telecommunications Union – DIALLING PROCEDURES (INTERNATIONAL PREFIX, NATIONAL (TRUNK) PREFIX AND NATIONAL (SIGNIFICANT) NUMBER) (IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITU-T RECOMMENDATION E.164 (11/2010)) – collection of dialing procedures for all countries and regions of the world. Retrieved 8 October 2016
- International Telecommunications Union – Norway (country code +47) national numbering plan on file with ITU – details of the Norway’s telephone numbering plan as submitted to the ITU. Retrieved 14 November 2016
- Norwegian Communications Authority – Norway (country code +46) National Numbering Plan – the official telephone numbering plan for Norway.
- Wikipedia – Telephone numbers in Norway – Wikipedia entry for telephone number data for Norway. Includes specific number ranges for each city as well as detail on calling procedures.
- Wikipedia – Telephone numbers in Jan Mayen – Wikipedia entry for telephone number data for Jan Mayen. Includes specific number ranges for each city as well as detail on calling procedures.
- BT – the Phonebook – Norway International Codes – summary of phone codes for Norway from the BT phone book.