Telephone numbers in New Zealandwikipedia
The New Zealand telephone numbering plan describes the allocation of telephone numbers in New Zealand and the Pitcairn Islands.
+64New Zealand*555

Pitcairn Islands

PitcairnPitcairn IslandPitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
The New Zealand telephone numbering plan describes the allocation of telephone numbers in New Zealand and the Pitcairn Islands.
Pitcairn uses New Zealand's international calling code, +64.

Subscriber trunk dialling

STDsubscriber trunk diallingSTD code
Subscriber toll dialling (STD) was introduced in the New Zealand telephone network in the mid 1970s, a result of the introduction of NEC crossbar-based toll exchanges and their ability to perform number translation.

New Zealand

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The New Zealand telephone numbering plan describes the allocation of telephone numbers in New Zealand and the Pitcairn Islands.

Fictitious telephone number

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New Zealand has no dedicated series of fictional telephone numbers.
555 or a variant remains potentially valid outside North America; New Zealand uses mobile *555 to report traffic collisions.

Telephone numbering plan

Area codeCalling codearea codes
Area codes consist of two digits in Brazil, one digit in Australia and New Zealand, while variable-length formats exist in multiple countries including: Argentina, Austria (1 to 4), Germany (2 to 5 digits), Japan (1 to 5), Mexico (2 or 3 digits), Peru (1 or 2), Syria (1 or 2) and United Kingdom.

Telephone number

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The New Zealand telephone numbering plan describes the allocation of telephone numbers in New Zealand and the Pitcairn Islands.

Strowger switch

Strowgerstep-by-stepstep by step
Until the 1970s, New Zealand's telephone network consisted primarily of step-by-step telephone exchanges, or a mixture of rotary and step-by-step exchanges in the main centres.

Rotary system

Rotaryrotary systemRotary exchanges
Until the 1970s, New Zealand's telephone network consisted primarily of step-by-step telephone exchanges, or a mixture of rotary and step-by-step exchanges in the main centres.

111 (emergency telephone number)

1111-1-1111 (emergency telephone number)
Local directory service could be accessed via 100, telephone faults via 120, and emergency services by dialling 111.

List of telephone switches

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Subscriber toll dialling (STD) was introduced in the New Zealand telephone network in the mid 1970s, a result of the introduction of NEC crossbar-based toll exchanges and their ability to perform number translation.

Crossbar switch

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Subscriber toll dialling (STD) was introduced in the New Zealand telephone network in the mid 1970s, a result of the introduction of NEC crossbar-based toll exchanges and their ability to perform number translation.

Shannon, New Zealand

Shannon
STD codes were assigned with larger areas having short STD codes (e.g. Auckland - 09), while smaller areas had longer STD codes and shorter local numbers (e.g. Shannon - 06927).

Stored program control

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With the introduction of NEC stored program control exchanges in the New Zealand telephone network during the 1980s, and the rapid growth in demand, the breakup of the New Zealand Post Office and the creation of Telecom, local telephone numbers were standardised to seven digits.

New Zealand Post Office

Post and Telegraph DepartmentPost OfficeNew Zealand Post Office
With the introduction of NEC stored program control exchanges in the New Zealand telephone network during the 1980s, and the rapid growth in demand, the breakup of the New Zealand Post Office and the creation of Telecom, local telephone numbers were standardised to seven digits.

Spark New Zealand

TelecomSparkTelecom New Zealand
With the introduction of NEC stored program control exchanges in the New Zealand telephone network during the 1980s, and the rapid growth in demand, the breakup of the New Zealand Post Office and the creation of Telecom, local telephone numbers were standardised to seven digits.

Misdialed call

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New Zealand landline phone numbers have a total of eight digits excluding the leading 0: a one-digit area code, and a seven-digit phone number (e.g. 09 700 1234), beginning with a digit between 2 and 9 (but excluding 900, 911, and 999 due to misdial guards).

List of dialling codes in New Zealand

local calling area
These must be dialled, along with the domestic trunk prefix, when calling a recipient outside the local calling area of which the caller is located.

Dunedin

DunedinDunedin, New ZealandDunedin City
For example, one calling Dunedin from Christchurch must dial 03, even though Christchurch is 03 as well.

Christchurch

ChristchurchChristchurch, New ZealandChristchurch City
For example, one calling Dunedin from Christchurch must dial 03, even though Christchurch is 03 as well.