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Codes Country Codes - International Dial Code (+359)
Codes Bulgaria - Phone Numbers - Country calling code: +359
International Call Prefix: 00

Dial Code : 17x Paging services (six digits, not active: 177: Link Paging, 178: Varna Page, 179: Mobipage)
Dial Code : 2 Sofia
Dial Code : 30x , 30xx and 30xxx Smolyan Province codes (301: Smolyan, 309: Pamporovo)
Dial Code : 31x , 31xx and 31xxx Plovdiv Province codes
Dial Code : 32 Plovdiv
Dial Code : 33x and 33xx Plovdiv Province codes (331: Asenovgrad)
Dial Code : 34 Pazardzhik
Dial Code : 35x , 35xx and 35xxx Pazardzhik Province codes (350: Peshtera, 359: Velingrad)
Dial Code : 36x , 36xx and 36xxx Kardzhali Province codes (351: Kardzhali)
Dial Code : 37x , 37xx and 37xxx Haskovo Province codes (373: Harmanli, 379: Svilengrad)
Dial Code : 38 Haskovo
Dial Code : 39x and 39xx Haskovo Province codes (391: Dimitrovgrad)
Dial Code : 41x , 41xx and 41xxx Stara Zagora Province codes (316: Chirpan)
Dial Code : 42 Stara Zagora
Dial Code : 430 Tetra mobile network
Dial Code : 43x , 43xx and 43xxx Stara Zagora Province codes (431: Kazanlak)
Dial Code : 44 Silven
Dial Code : 45x and 45xx Sliven Province codes (453: Kotel, 457: Nova Zagora)
Dial Code : 46 Yambol
Dial Code : 47x , 47xx and 47xxx Yambol and Haskovo Provinces codes (470: Topolovgrad, 478: Elhovo)
Dial Code : 48 NMT mobile network Mobikom (six digits)
Dial Code : 51x , 51xx and 51xxx Varna Province codes (518: Provadiya, 519: Devnya)
Dial Code : 52 Varna
Dial Code : 53x , 53xx and 53xxx Shumen Province codes (537: Novi Pazar, 538: Veliki Preslav)
Dial Code : 54 Shumen
Dial Code : 55x , 55xx and 55xxx Burgas Province codes (550: South coast zone 1, 554: Nesebar)
Dial Code : 56 Burgas
Dial Code : 57x , 57xx and 57xxx Dobrich Province codes (570: Kavarna, 579: Balchik)
Dial Code : 58 Dobrich
Dial Code : 59x , 59xx and 59xxx Burgas Province codes (590: South coast zone 2, 596: Pomorie)
Dial Code : 60x , 60xx and 60xxx Targovishte Province codes (601: Targovishte, 608: Popovo)
Dial Code : 61x , 61xx and 61xxx Veliko Tarnovo Province codes (610: Pavlikeni, 618 Gorna Oryahovitza)
Dial Code : 62 Veliko Tarnovo
Dial Code : 63x , 63xx and 63xxx Veliko Tarnovo and Pleven Provinces codes (631: Svishtov)
Dial Code : 64 Pleven
Dial Code : 65x , 65xx and 65xxx Pleven Province codes (650: Levski, 658: Belene)
Dial Code : 66 Gabrovo
Dial Code : 67x , 67xx and 67xxx Gabrovo and Lovech Provinces codes (670: Troyan, 675: Sevlievo)
Dial Code : 68 Lovech
Dial Code : 69x , 69xx and 69xxx Lovech Province codes (697: Lukovit)
Dial Code : 70x and 70xx Kyustendil Province codes (701: Dupnitsa)
Dial Code : 71xx and 71xxx Sofia Province codes
Dial Code : 72x Sofia Province codes (720: Etropole, 721: Kostinbrod, 722: Samokov)
Dial Code : 73 Blagoevgrad
Dial Code : 74x , 74xx and 74xxx Blagoevgrad Province codes (745: Petrich, 749: Bansko)
Dial Code : 75x , 75xx and 75xxx Blagoevgrad and Sofia Provinces codes (750: Borovets, 751: Gotse Delchev)
Dial Code : 76 Pernik
Dial Code : 77x , 77xx and 77xxx Pernik Province codes (777: Radomir)
Dial Code : 78 Kyustendil
Dial Code : 79xx Kyustendil Province codes
Dial Code : 800 Toll free numbers (five digits)
Dial Code : 81x , 81xx and 81xxx Ruse Province codes (817: Byala)
Dial Code : 82 Ruse
Dial Code : 83x , 83xx and 83xxx Razgrad Province codes (838: Kubrat)
Dial Code : 84 Razgrad
Dial Code : 85x , 85xx and 85xxx Silistra Province codes (855: Dulovo, 857: Tutrakan)
Dial Code : 86 Silistra
Dial Code : 87 GSM/UMTS mobile network Vivacom (seven digits)
Dial Code : 88 GSM/UMTS mobile network MTel (seven digits)
Dial Code : 89 GSM/UMTS mobile network Globul (seven digits)
Dial Code : 900 Value added services (five digits)
Dial Code : 91x , 91xx and 91xxx Vratsa Province codes (910: Mezdra, 915: Byala Slatina)
Dial Code : 92 Vratsa
Dial Code : 93x , 93xx and 93xxx Vidin Province codes (936: Belogradchik, 938: Kula)
Dial Code : 94 Vidin
Dial Code : 95x , 95xx and 95xxx Montana Province codes (953: Berkovitsa)
Dial Code : 96 Montana
Dial Code : 97x , 95xx and 95xxx Vratsa Province codes (971: Lom, 973: Kozloduy)
Dial Code : 98 MVNOs on GSM/UMTS mobile network MTel (seven digits)
Dial Code : 999 MAX Telecom (WiMAX network)
Short codes - Dial Code
General emergency call - Dial Code : 112
Wake up call - Dial Code : 120
Operator for long-distance calls within Bulgaria - Dial Code : 121
Operator for international calls - Dial Code : 123
Operator for international calls - Dial Code : 124
Operator for international calls - Dial Code : 125
Phone lines problems - Dial Code : 130
Emergency road service & road assistance - Dial Code : 143
Telephone information service - Dial Code : 144
Emergency road service & road assistance - Dial Code : 146
Area codes within Bulgaria - Dial Code : 147
Area codes within Bulgaria - Dial Code : 148
Area codes within Bulgaria - Dial Code : 149
Medical emergency - Dial Code : 150
BTC local calls rates - Dial Code : 152
BTC long-distance within Bulgaria calls rates - Dial Code : 153
BTC international calls rates - Dial Code : 154
BTC international calls rates - Dial Code : 157
Cultural events guide - Dial Code : 159
Fire - Dial Code : 160
Shipping information (in Bourgas and Varna) - Dial Code : 164
Traffic police - Dial Code : 165
Police - Dial Code : 166
Horoscope - Dial Code : 167
National Radio schedule - Dial Code : 168
Horoscope - Dial Code : 169
BTC assistance - Dial Code : 170
Theater schedule (by city) - Dial Code : 171
Currency exchange rates - Dial Code : 172
Tales for kids - Dial Code : 173
Trains time-table (by city) - Dial Code : 174
Weather forecast - Dial Code : 175
BTC information - Dial Code : 176
Tales for kids - Dial Code : 177
Pharmacy information - Dial Code : 178
Currency exchange rates - Dial Code : 179
Time service - Dial Code : 180
TV programs - Dial Code : 181
Tramp shipping information (in Bourgas and Varna) - Dial Code : 182
Ocean shipping information (in Bourgas and Varna) - Dial Code : 183
Tanker shipping information (in Bourgas and Varna) - Dial Code : 184
Line shipping information (in Bourgas and Varna) - Dial Code : 185
BTC digital services information - Dial Code : 186
Send a telegram - Dial Code : 187
TV programs - Dial Code : 188
BTC rates guide - Dial Code : 190
Cinema schedule (by city) - Dial Code : 191
TV programs - Dial Code : 192
TV programs - Dial Code : 193
TV programs - Dial Code : 194
Sport news - Dial Code : 195
Sport lottery results - Dial Code : 196
International dialing codes - Dial Code : 197
BTC terms of payment - Dial Code : 198
Automatic telephone information guide - Dial Code : 199
BTC Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC)
TV TV programs
Sport Sports, Programs, News, Sport Lottery Results
Phone numbers in Bulgaria are under an open dialing plan. Area codes should only dialed when necessary. Calling the same area and including an unnecessary area code will cause the call to be billed as if the call was to another area. Area codes are prepended with a trunk code of 0 when dialled domestically.
Fixed-line numbers in Bulgaria - Domestic numbers are limited to eight digits in length. Area codes vary in length from one to five digits. Subscriber number lengths vary accordingly, from seven digits down to three digits. Sofia lines on digital switches have seven-digit numbers, analog six; in Plovdiv, Varna and Ruse both are six digits; and in most other province capitals lines on digital switches have six-digit numbers and analog five.

For a very long time, the state-owned Bulgarian Telecommunications Company (BTC) had a monopoly on fixed telephone networks. However, it ended when a special law was adopted. BTC was privatized in 2004 and competing operators appeared.

Larger areas, such as Sofia, Plovdiv, Varna, and Burgas, are subdivided into zones. Although one cannot further reduce the number of dialed digits, the number itself shows which zone it is located in. For example, in Sofia, numbers starting with 2, 82, 92 are located in the Western suburbs, 7, 87, 97 in the Eastern suburbs, and 98 in the central area.

In the recent decade there is an intensive process of replacing the old analog switches with modern digital ones. In areas where both analog and digital switchers are operating, a subscriber number shows by its first digit if it is connected to an analog or a digital switch. In some areas it is even possible to guess if a subscriber number was changed from analog to digital during its existence or was subscribed as digital initially. For example, in Blagoevgrad a number starting with 88 was subscribed as digital, and a number starting with a single 8 was analog before.

The first digit also shows if a particular subscriber number is operated by BTC or another operator.

The area codes are always cited with the trunk code. However, within the area, or when the Sofia code of (0)2 can be guessed from the context, it is omitted.

How to Dial to Mobile numbers in Bulgaria ? Dialing to a mobile network requires the access code together with the 0. Dialing from a mobile network requires either an area or access code with the trunk or international format ((0)YY YXXXXXX or +359 YY YXXXXXX). The latter becomes a normal practice, since most people use number lists of their handsets, more people use their phones in roaming and all four operators show the caller ID in international format.

GSM networks six-digit subscriber numbers Until 20 July 2003. In accordance with the limit of eight digits for the domestic part of a number. With the increase of subscribers (and an international requirement), all (except Vivacom, which started operations in 2006) acquired new access codes. On 20 July 2003, Mobiltel three codes ((0)87, (0)88, (0)89) and Globul two ((0)98 and (0)99). When these limits were also to be overwhelmed, seven-digit subscriber numbers and single access codes per operator were introduced. Mobikom had gone through a similar change in mid-90s (from (0)799 to (0)48).

This change provokes an error in citing mobile numbers, quite similar to that of erroneous UK telephone codes. The first digit of the subscriber number is most often cited as part of the access code, e.g. (0)887 XXXXXX, instead of the correct (0)88 7XXXXXX. This error remains for new subscriber numbers and even for Vivacom numbers which have never been six digits long. However, unlike the situation in UK, this error has no effect since a mobile number must always be dialled with the access code.

Bulgaria Area codes - As in many countries, an area code is often written with the dialling code 0 prepended as if it were part of the area code itself.

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