New National Numbering Plan

10-digit dialing for both fixed and mobile telephone numbers is required according to the new National Numbering Plan of Greece. The new plan is user-friendly since the numbers contain information regarding the kind and charging of provided services. The increase of capacity assists the introduction of new telecommunications companies and new telecommunications services in the market ensuring competition and consumer benefits. The application of the new plan will be implemented in four phases aiming at the acquaintance of subscribers. During the first phase subscribers are being informed about the new plan. The first phase will be completed by July of 2001, when the second phase will start with the parallel operation of the existing and the new scheme. During the third phase, starting from January of 2002, only dialing of numbers according to the new scheme is allowed. In case of dialing according to the old way, a recorded message informs subscribers about the changes. Finally, in the fourth phase (November 3, 2002), the initial digit (0) of fixed numbers is substituted by 2, while the initial digit (0) of mobile numbers is substituted by 6. The new numbering plan is presented in the following tables:

A) Dialing to fixed telephones

For example, suppose that a subscriber wishes to call another subscriber in Athens with fixed telephone number 1234567 or in Rhodes with fixed telephone number 12345. Dialing during the four phases is described in the following table:

Call Current plan From 8/7/2001
Until 20/1/2002
From 20/1/2002 November 3,
2002
From ATHENS
to ATHENS
1234567 01 0 1234567
or
1234567
01 0 1234567 21 0 1234567
From ATHENS
to RHODES
0241 12345 0241 0 12345
or
0241 12345
0241 0 12345 2241 0 12345
FROM RHODES
to RHODES
12345 0241 0 12345
or
12345
0241 0 12345 2241 0 12345
From RHODES to ATHENS 01 1234567  01 0 1234567
or
01 1234567
01 0 1234567 21 0 1234567
From ABROAD
to ATHENS
+30 1 1234567 +30 1 0 1234567
or
+30 1 1234567
+30 1 0 1234567 +30 21 0 1234567
From ABROAD to RHODES +30 241 12345 +30 241 0 12345
or
+30 1234567
+30 241 0 12345 +30 2241 0 12345

Hotlines

The three-, four- and five-digit information hotline numbers are not affected by the new numbering system. OTE, however, did change several of these numbers on September 23. Below are the new numbers.

* The new number for Pro-po and Propogoal results is 1444
*
For Joker, Lotto and Proto results dial 1445
*
For national and public lottery and horse race results dial 1445
*
Dial 1424 for stock market results
*
Dial 1434 for hospital information

For more information about the new dialling system contact OTE's customer service hotline 135 (recorded message in Greek), visit the nearest OTE shop or click onto: http://www.eett.gr/ (only in Greek)

B)  Dialing to mobile phones

For example, suppose that a subscriber wishes to call to the mobile phone number 09A 1234567. Dialing during the four phases is described in the following table:

Call Current plan From 8/7/2001
Until 20/1/2002
From 20/1/2002 From 19/01/2003
To mobile 09A 1234567 09A 1234567 09A 1234567 69A 1234567
From ABROAD
to mobile
+30 09A 1234567 +30 09A 
1234567
+30 09A 1234567 +30 69A 
1234567

C) Dialing to freephone (0800) and shared-cost  (0801) numbers

For example, suppose that a subscriber wishes to call to freephone or shared-cost numbers. Dialing during the four phases is described in the following table:  

Call Current plan From 8/7/2001
Until 20/1/2002
From 20/1/2002 November 3,
2002
Freephone number 0800 011234 0800 11 011234
or
0800 011234
0800 11 011234 0800 11 011234
Shared-cost phone number 0801 011234 0801 11 011234
or
0801  011234
0801 11 011234 0801 11 011234

D) Dialing other non-geographical numbers (series 090, 092, 096)

For example, suppose that a subscriber wishes to call to a number of the 090, 092 and 096 series. Dialing during the four phases is described in the following table:  

Call Current plan From 8/7/2001
Until 20/1/2002
From 20/1/2002 November 3,
2002
Premium rate numbers (090) 090 012345 090 11 011234
or
090 012345
090 11 0112345 90 11 0112345
Paging (090) 092 012345 092 0 011234
or
090 012345
092 0 0112345 692 0 0112345
Dial-up numbers (090) 096 012345 096 2 011234
or
090 012345
096 2 0112345 896 2 0112345

The above numbers (series 0800, 0801, 090, 092 and 096) may or may not be accessed from outside Greek telecommunications networks. In case of overseas calls to the aforementioned numbers, after country code +30 the initial digit '0' is not dialed (for example +30 800 11 XXXXX).