Thursday, June 25, 2009

PTCL shifts numbers from 7 to 8 digits

As per Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s instructions, the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL) would shift its fixed line numbering plan from seven to eight digit series. Initially, migration from seven series to eight digit series would take place in Lahore and Karachi with effect from July 01.

The digit “3” will be added to all existing seven-digit numbers of Karachi and Lahore except the numbers starting from “9”.

Digit “9” will be added in all existing numbers starting from “9”.

An important point to remember is that the numbers are being added to existing numbers and not area codes, with the exemption of army exchanges which would remain the same, according to a press statement issued on Wednesday.

The new series plan will run parallel to the old one for a period of three months from July 01 to September 30.

The period from October 01 to December 30 will be covered by announcements which would be made in order to facilitate subscribers/customers.

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