Honduras Adds a Digit to Landlines

Staring November 14th, the digit "2" was prefixed to current numbers.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The measure to extend the number ranges nationwide was taken by initiative of the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel).

Maria Estela Cardona, told Conatel Tiempo.hn that "migration is safe and beneficial to all fixed telephone users. Users of wireless landline phones must restart the device before use, because otherwise it will be impossible to make or receive calls."

The measure does not include cell phone lines.

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