Talk:List of country calling codes
Is this going to be usefull? I mean, is anyone going to want all the codes at once vs each code on the country page? Just thinking this might be a slippery slope toward phone-book-ness. Majnoona
Prefixes absent here
Don’t you think this article should also include what prefix should be dialled prior to country calling code when making international calls (for example 011 in the USA or 00 in most of Europe). It doesn’t matter for a traveller the code of the country in which s/he is, but what really matters, I think, is what s/he must dial prior to the country code when calling home (or when calling to book a train ticket or a bed in a hostel in his/her next destination which is a neighbouring country). A list of country codes is much easier than to find a list of prefixes used for international phone calls, and the country code is given within the local number almost all times anyway, but starting with a “+” which should be replaced with a number/set of numbers which this article covers no information about (though it’s very nice to have handy calling codes list gathered as a whole at Wikitravel). Looking up to the specific country article doesn’t always help, for example Iran article (under contact/telephone) has a list of the telephone codes for the important centres in the country but doesn’t give any clue about what should be dialed first for an international call. If there is a seperate article on this, please create a link on the top or end of this article and ignore my suggestion.
Also can we consider adding the codes of unrecognized “countries” like Transnistria, Northern Cyprus or Nagorno-Karabakh? It may not satisfy the title which reads “list of country calling codes”, but so neither does American Samoa, Aruba or British Virgin Islands. (or are they officially called a “country”?) Codes of unrecognized countries may be listed under the name of the country which they are internationally considered a part of (Transnistria under Moldova, Northern Cyprus under Cyprus, Nagorno-Karabakh under Azerbaijan); but then comes the problems about whether to list Taiwan under China/New Caledonia under France or not. To avoid any problems they may be listed twice, once with the alphabetical order of their name (Transnistria between Tonga and Trinidad & Tobago) and once again with the country they are related to (Transnistria under Moldova, hence between Moldova and Monaco). I can’t estimate how this effects “the traveller comes first” principle. --126.96.36.199 15:48, 30 May 2007 (EDT)
Here are the recent changes I have made:
Hope this helps. Hoshie 16:06, 8 February 2008 (EST)
American Samoa, Guam, & Puerto Rico are parts of the US (and all share "1" calling code), so I have removed them. AHeneen 14:40, 9 January 2009 (EST)