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Phone numbers in Poland - should I add a ZERO ?


Moonlighting 31 | 234  
11 Nov 2008 /  #1
Hi,

I have the mobile phone number of a few people in Poland and they are entered in my phone list as +48xxxxxxxxx. For example, a friend with mobile provider "area" code 607 is entered as +48607xxxxxx.

I want to know, when I'm in Poland, of course I don't need to dial +48. but Should I add a ZERO before 607 (so I would have to dial 0607)? It is the case in several countries but is it also the case in Poland? Or can I just dial 607xxxxxx?

Thanks in advance.

Editing - - - - - - -
Apologies to the Admins, I think I posted this in the wrong forum.
benszymanski 8 | 465  
11 Nov 2008 /  #2
I think you need to add the zero first when you dial as in other countries.
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
11 Nov 2008 /  #3
Aren't Polish city codes 2-digit numbers, so 607 would be wrong?
Warsaw is 48 22, Kraków 48 12, Gdańsk 48 58 for example.
benszymanski 8 | 465  
11 Nov 2008 /  #4
You are right in that cities are usually 2 digits but 607 is in fact a mobile phone. You can see the list here:

pl.wikisource.org/wiki/Telefoniczne_numery_kierunkowe_w_Polsce
OP Moonlighting 31 | 234  
11 Nov 2008 /  #5
Aren't Polish city codes 2-digit numbers, so 607 would be wrong?

607 is a mobile phone provider. They are usually 3-digit. Another friend has 503 and another one has 667.
karolinakanada - | 9  
11 Nov 2008 /  #6
When dialing within Poland you need to add a zero in front if you are calling a CELL phone. If you are calling a LANDLINE, you need to add the "area code". For example, 022 for Warsaw.
benszymanski 8 | 465  
11 Nov 2008 /  #7
karolinakanada

Not exactly because the area code is "22" not "022" for Warsaw. Dialling within the country you add a zero whether it's a mobile/cell or landline. All domestic calls start with 0 because that tells the phone system you want to dial a domestic number. Likewise all international numbers start 00 because that tells the system you are dialling internationally.

But you are correct in that for a landline call you need 0 + area code + number. In some countries (e.g. UK) often the number suffices if you are calling within the same area code.
karolinakanada - | 9  
11 Nov 2008 /  #8
Yes this is what I meant...lol You said it better than I did!
OP Moonlighting 31 | 234  
11 Nov 2008 /  #9
Thanks to all for your replies. ;-)
gtd 3 | 639  
11 Nov 2008 /  #10
Something is not right above...

I only use a mobile phone in Warsaw and when I dial a landline I start it with "22" not "022" and it works.
benszymanski 8 | 465  
11 Nov 2008 /  #11
I am going to guess that mobiles are smart enough to work it out so you don't need the zero.

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