Telephone numbers in Kosovo

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Kosovo telephone numbers
Location Kosovo Europe.png
Location of Kosovo (dark green)
Location
Country Kosovo
Continent Europe
Regulator RAEPC/ARKEP
Type Open
Typical format 04X XXX XXX
Access codes
Country calling code +383
International call prefix 00
Trunk prefix 0

The dialing code for Kosovo[a] is +383. Assigned to Kosovo by ITU with the agreement of the Administration of the Republic of Serbia after the reached agreement in the EU led dialog between Pristina and Belgrade. [1] Its dialing code was initially expected to become effective on January 1, 2015 but it was postponed to the finalization of the agreement in late August 2015.[2] With the agreement of the Administration of the Republic of Serbia, the Director of TSB has assigned the international codes to Kosovo.[3] Kosovo is represented in ITU as Kosovo* which the designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.[4] Also the EU handed over to mts d.o.o.,[clarification needed] the temporary authorisation for mobile and the licence for fixed telephony services to be undertaken in Kosovo issued by the Kosovo Telecommunication Regulatory Authority.[5]

History[edit]

Following the breakup of the SFR Yugoslavia in 1992, which had +38 as country code, Kosovo used the code +381, which was granted to FR Yugoslavia and later used by Serbia. The code was used for fixed line telephone services, whereas for mobile phone networks, it used either the Monaco code +377 or the Slovenian code +386.[6]

Previously Used Number Range[edit]

Number range Usage Host country
+377 44 Mobile phone networks Monaco[7]
(1999-2018)
+377 45
+381 28 Landlines and mobile phone networks Serbia
(1992-2018)
+381 29
+381 38
+381 39
+386 43 Mobile phone networks Slovenia[8]
(2007-2018)
+386 49

Current Number Range[edit]

Number range Usage Host country
+383 28 Landlines and mobile phone networks Kosovo
(2017-present[9])
+383 29
+383 38
+383 39
+383 43 Mobile phone networks
+383 44
+383 45
+383 46
+383 49

Reactions to +383 code allocation[edit]

International Telecommunication Union "will not recognize Kosovo's independence" quote daily Koha Ditore, as ITU will include the footnote on Kosovo" in the technical annexes. Kosovo's NISMA party leader Fatmir Limaj is quoted by KosovaPress agency as saying that with the agreement reached in Brussels, the Kosovo government "allowed the Serbian operator to work in Kosovo".[10] Vice chairman of the Kosovo's radical nationalist Vetëvendosje party, Shpend Ahmeti commented that this agreement actually favors Serbia. “Telephone calls between cities in Serbia and cities in Kosovo will be treated as local calls. Serbia will preserve its assets in Kosovo and it will also have a license for Serb operators within Kosovo. For these favors, Serbia will allow Kosovo to have its own country code. Serbia will allow Kosovo. What a terrible representation!”[11]

Fixed-line telephony[edit]

Network Group Code Municipalities covered by code
Ferizaj 290 Ferizaj, Kaçanik, Štrpce
Gjakova 390 Gjakova, Deçan,
Gjilan 280 Gjilan, Kamenica, Vitina
Mitrovica 28 Mitrovica, Vučitrn, Skenderaj, Zvečan, Leposavić, Zubin Potok
Peć 39 Peć, Istok, Klina
Pristina 38 Pristina, Gračanica, Kosovo Polje, Lipljan, Obilić
Prizren 29 Prizren, Suva Reka, Orahovac, Dragaš,

Mobile telephony[edit]

Country Code Calling

Code

Operator’s
+383 044,

045,

Vala Telecom
+383 043,

049,

IPKO Telecommunications
+383 064 mts.rs

Special codes[edit]

Code Service
112 Unified emergency number
192 Police
193 Fire brigade
194 Ambulance
195 Exact time

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.

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