PTCL shifts numbers from 7 to 8 digit series


You will hear this announcement starting from october
“Your desired number has been changed. Please dial 3 before your desired number”
whenever you dial landline number of Karachi with old dialing code (021).

As per the instructions of PTA, Pakistan Telecommunication Company Ltd (PTCL) would shift its fixed line numbering plan from 7 to 8 digit series. Initially migration from 7 series to 8 digit series would take place in Lahore and Karachi.

As per details, Digit “3” will be added in all existing 7 digits 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 the numbers are being added to existing numbers not area codes, with the exemption of army exchanges which would remain same.

4 Comments so far

  1. Syed (unregistered) on October 16th, 2009 @ 2:53 pm

    the dialing code is still the same dear!
    telephone numbers have changed !

  2. Syed (unregistered) on October 16th, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

    and the numbers were changed few months back !
    PTCL allowed old number to be dialed , for people to get used to it.!

  3. Raja Islam (rajaislam) on October 16th, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

    Thanks Syed for the correction.

  4. Mr pakistan (pakistaan1947) on October 26th, 2009 @ 2:46 pm

    may be it will be good for us

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