Telephone numbers in Norway

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Norway has the country code "+47". Geographic numbers will have a length of 8 numbers, where a maximum of the first 2 numbers indicate its geographic area of representation. Emergency services are 3 digits long and start with the number "1". Mobile numbers vary in length, either 8 digits or 12 digits.

Norway telephone numbers
Location
CountryNorway
ContinentEurope
Access codes
Country calling code+47
International call prefix00
Trunk prefixnone

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Historical numbering plan pre-1992[edit]

Before 1992, telephone numbers would consist of a 2 or 3-digit area code, and a 5 or 6-digit subscriber number. Example: (067) 85 000 and (04) 66 00 00.

In that year, a closed telephone numbering plan was adopted, with eight-digit telephone numbers incorporating the area code and full number dialling for local and national calls. Service numbers were to be three digits long, Directory numbers four digits and some companies were allocated five-digit numbers, ex. 07575. GSM telephony was introduced in 1993, and those numbers always start with the digits '4' or '9'.

Emergency numbers[edit]

Historically, the local operator would take emergency calls and forward them to the police, fire or local doctor. In 1964, the emergency number 000 was introduced. In 1985, a modernized emergency service was started at Haukeland hospital in Bergen for Hordaland. In 1986, the emergency numbers changed to 001 for fire brigade, 002 for police and 003 for ambulance. These numbers changed to 110, 112 and 113 in 1994, when the international access code changed from 095 to 00.

Geographic numbers, 1993-present[edit]

Telephone
  • 2x xx xx xx: Geographic numbers, mainly Oslo and some parts of former Akershus in Viken
  • 32 xx xx xx, 63 xx xx xx, 64 xx xx xx, 66 xx xx xx, 67 xx xx xx, 68 xx xx xx and 69 xx xx xx: Geographic numbers in Viken
  • 32 xx xx xx: Geographical numbers in Jan Mayen
  • 33 xx xx xx and 35 xx xx xx: Geographic numbers in Vestfold og Telemark
  • 37 xx xx xx and 38 xx xx xx: Geographic numbers in Agder
  • 38 xx xx xx: Geographic numbers in Vest-Agder
  • 5x xx xx xx (except 58 and 59): Geographic numbers in south-western counties, including Bergen

Non-geographic numbers[edit]

  • 8xx xx xxx: Non-geographical numbers (toll-free, voicemail, premium-numbers, television shows, etc.)
  • 0xxxx: Non-geographical numbers (land-line rate). Common with e.g. taxi companies and commercial services. Dialled from outside Norway as +47 0xxxx
  • xxxx: Used in SMS, mostly used for campaigns and bot messages. You can't reply back in most of these numbers. They also cost money to send.

Mobile numbers[edit]

  • 901
  • 40991: Mobile numbers (older)
  • 4x xx xx xx: Mobile numbers (newer)
  • 58 xx xx xx xx xx: Mobile numbers (M2M traffic)
  • 59 xx xx xx: Mobile numbers (newer, M2M traffic)

Emergency[edit]

  • 110: Fire brigade
  • 112: Police
  • 113: Ambulance

Special numbers[edit]

  • 00: International prefix, plus (+) is more common today
  • 01: Reserved for future changes
  • 02xxx to 09xxx: 5-digit non-geographical numbers (these numbers are mostly equivalent to 815 non-geographical numbers, and can be acquired by any company or organization given availability and a fee of between NOK 3,300 and NOK 125,000 per year)
  • 100-189: Standardized special numbers (emergency numbers, road and public transport information, etc.)
  • 19x: Operator-specific special numbers
  • 1850 to 1899: Directory services
  • 116xxx: Harmonised services of social value

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