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Other Telecom-Related Sites
- Neustar NANPA — the administrators of the
area code system [NANPA was formerly administered by Lockheed-Martin, and before that by Bellcore.]
- The TelMex web page about new area codes in México is no longer available.
(NOTE: Every number in México changed, and the new
numbers are mandatory effective 2002-02-16.) All numbers in Mexico are now of the form
+52 nn xxxx-xxxx (Mexico City = 55, Guadalajara = 33, Monterrey = 81) or of the form
+52 nnn xxx-xxxx (all other locations).
- One of the most-requested items is a listing of prefixes within an area code.
NANPA now has a set of zipped tab-delimited text files listing
and available prefixes.
The files are divided by groupings of states, and by available versus utilized;
once unzipped, the files can be imported into Excel or other programs.
- Telcordia (formerly Bellcore)
Traffic Routing Administration
(T.R.A.), official information on prefixes and other routing issues. T.R.A. used to
issue a free monthly update called the NNAG, listing prefixes scheduled to be activated
or deleted in the near future. However, free distribution of the NNAG was discontinued.
- Listing of state and provincial
regulatory agency web sites,
provided by the state of New York
- TELECOM Digest
online: archives, chat room, etc.
- The AreaCode-Info.Com site
(contains history, future projections, and thorough detail about area code splits and other topics,
plus links to many other sites; maintained by John Cropper and Eric Morson)
- World Telephone Numbering Guide
(Dave Leibold) [link updated 2002-02-11]
- Telecom Paper, general telecom news,
including a section on numbering issues
- Prefix lookup from TheDirectory.ORG
(NOTE: this site now offers lookups of single prefixes,
with a limit of 5 lookups per 48-hour period.)
- ABTolls: info on phone rates for one-plus,
dialaround, calling card, and inbound toll-free service; highly recommended
- "10-10" phone rates: information about
charges for using various "dial-around" long-distance carriers, including surcharges and
monthly fees, for domestic and international calls.
- Other T&I Resources from the
- Area Code Split Details from
Rifton Enterprises (prefix lists for many area code splits)
- NPA Exporter (formerly NPA for Windows) home page
(MS-Windows based area code/prefix program) (name updated 2003-01-16)
- DialRight Software — database correction for area code splits
- AreaCoder from Stevens Creek Software (software for PalmOS to update an address list, either automatically or interactively; can also "Hot Sync" with PC or Macintosh-based PIMs)
- Area Code Update program for DOS/Win/Win95
from AreaCodeUpdate.com, with a downloadable demo version
(formerly New Area Code; link updated 1999-03-09)
- Split Wizard area code update software from
CompanionLink, supports TeleMagic, ACT!, GoldMine, dBASE, and ASCII database files
(link updated 2003-01-15)
- Area Code Repair service from
Professional Computer Consulting, Inc.
- The Phone Booth
(focus on Canadian area codes and prefix assignments, also worldwide area code listings)
- BellSouth had an excellent page about the
South Carolina coastal area code split (803/843) — an exemplary site.
It had a MAP of the area code split, a LIST OF TOWNS affected by the split, and excellent
overall detail on the whole split process. (The pages are no longer on the web,
since the 803/843 split is "old news," but BellSouth is to be commended for its
excellent work on that project.)
- PBXSoft PBX tracking software
- International Dialing Codes
(compiled by Steve Kropla) [link updated 1998-03-23]
- NumberPlan.org: country codes and some sub-ranges,
including some city codes and mobile phone numbering ranges.
- World Time and Dialing Codes
(provided by Telstra, an Australian telco) [link updated 2003-01-15]
- International Access Codes
- STD Code Locator
(U.K. telephone area codes and other access codes)
- The Telephone Exchange Name Project
(remember KLondike, PEnnsylvania, WAlnut, ... ?)
- What does my telephone number spell?
(I actually knew someone once whose number was 843-7448....)
- Gene's Phone Home Page
- Telephone Links; (see also Gene's GHTROUT.COM home page)
- Goodman's Bookmarks - general information,
with a page devoted to Telecom
- Telephone World
- general information about telephony [link updated 2003-01-15]
- Resources for Michigan Telephone Users
[link updated 2004-02-26]
- Quick Area Code and
Country Code Finder
(free service with pop-up ads)
Other Sites that May Be of Interest
- U.S. Postal Service ZIP Code information
[link updated 2003-01-15]
- ZIP Code information, including ZIP Code to area code (approximate) correlation: ZIPInfo (New!)
PostCode information (or get it
[both links updated 2003-01-15]
- Australian Postcode lookup
(Auspost) [link updated 2003-01-15]
- U.K. Royal Mail offers a Postcode lookup
(use the Quickfinder Site and services index pop-up menu, selecting Check postcodes;
- "The Post Office"
(worldwide list of postal links, by the author of The Phone Booth page) [link updated 1998-03-23]
- "Web Sites That Suck"
— a guide to web page design by counterexample
- Darren Stuart Embry's proof that pi is rational
- Telecoms Virtual Library
(check under "Policy")
- New Commerce Communications telecom links
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