Telephone numbers in New Zealand

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

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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.

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.

Subscriber trunk dialling

STDSTD code487
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.
Telephone numbers in New Zealand

Ross Dependency

RossNew Zealand(claim)
02 409 for Scott Base in the Ross Dependency

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 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

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By the 1970s, New Zealand's telephone network consisted primarily of step-by-step telephone exchanges or, in the main centres, a mixture of rotary and step-by-step exchanges, with a few rural areas still served by manual exchanges.

Rotary system

RotaryRotary exchanges
By the 1970s, New Zealand's telephone network consisted primarily of step-by-step telephone exchanges or, in the main centres, a mixture of rotary and step-by-step exchanges, with a few rural areas still served by manual exchanges.

111 (emergency telephone number)

1111-1-11-1-1 emergency telephone number
Local directory service could be accessed via 100, telephone faults via 120, and emergency services by dialling 111.

Crossbar switch

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Crossbar exchanges were installed from the 1970s, and electronic exchanges from 1982.

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.

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

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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.

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).

Dunedin

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

Christchurch

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

Scott Base

ScottNew Zealand's Antarctic research facilityScott Base McMurdo
02 409 for Scott Base in the Ross Dependency

South Island

SouthSouth Island, New ZealandNew Zealand South Island
03 for the South Island and the Chatham Islands

Chatham Islands

ChathamChatham ArchipelagoChatham Is
03 for the South Island and the Chatham Islands

Wellington Region

WellingtonGreater Wellington Regional CouncilWellington Regional Council
04 for the Wellington Region to Kapiti, but not the Wairarapa and Otaki

Wairarapa

Wairarapa districtWairarapa ValleyWairarapa region
04 for the Wellington Region to Kapiti, but not the Wairarapa and Otaki

Otaki, New Zealand

OtakiŌtakiOtaki Beach, New Zealand
04 for the Wellington Region to Kapiti, but not the Wairarapa and Otaki