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Q: Worldwide GSM Area Code Prefixes ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Worldwide GSM Area Code Prefixes
Category: Computers > Wireless and Mobile
Asked by: varunshoor-ga
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Posted: 05 Nov 2003 12:57 PST
Expires: 05 Dec 2003 12:57 PST
Question ID: 272942
I would like to get a complete list of Worldwide GSM Phone Area Prefixes, Example:

India: 981 (All Cell phones are prefixed with this) etc
Subject: Re: Worldwide GSM Area Code Prefixes
Answered By: robertskelton-ga on 05 Nov 2003 16:27 PST
Hi there,

International mobile phone prefixes consist of a three-digit country
code (MCC), followed by a two or three-digit network code (MNC).

I have found a number of GSM phone prefix lists for you. The first two
are the most complete:

Worldwide Mobile Operators and Network Codes


The next three aren't as good:

GSM Area


Network Codes (text file)

Here in Australia, I know that the main mobile networks are:

01 Telstra 
02 Optus 
03 Vodafone 
06 Hutchison (aka Orange / 3 Network)
08 One.Tel

For most purposes, knowing the above is sufficient.

None of the above lists are as complete as the data at 

For example, they list 14 extra, rarely used prefixes for Australia.
The data can be accessed one country at a time for free:

Or as a downloadable file as part of a ?49.95 per month subscription.

Subscription Info:

Downloadable files:

This is how they describe their service:

" is also the only place where you will find all
national numbering plans fully edited. You might think this goes
without saying, but it doesn't. Our clean database presents all
information of all countries in a uniform way. For us to keep them
accurate, we rely on the telecom regulators and operators around the

Search keywords:

onetel code 08
50506 hutchison

Best wishes,
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