Fixed telecommunications giant, TelOne has completed its first phase of area codes migration under the operator’s ongoing US$98 million National Broadband Backbone (NBB) project.
The migration and systems upgrade has seen many towns across the country experiencing some downtime on TelOne services during the process of changing area code numbers for customers.
TelOne has announced that only a few areas are left, with the telecom giant’s engineers working flat out to finalize the migration by 30 June.
The area code migration allows all TelOne subscribers to access converged network services such Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) Internet access, Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line (SDSL), Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), prepaid voice services, on-line recharge facilities, data center and cloud computing services.
The area code migration has only been modified to change landline number prefixes leaving the last digits unchanged. You can check your new area code in this pdf document shared by TelOne: TelOne Consolidated New Area Codes
TelOne’s systems upgrade which is being implemented in phases, has resulted in the modification of area codes and landline numbers across the country. The number migration is in line with global regulations on telephone numbering.
TelOne added that the change in numbers is in line with global regulations on numbering and is part of worldwide changes being led by the International Telecommunications Union, the agency of the UN which regulates ICTs and is being directed locally by our regulator the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (POTRAZ).
The nationwide system upgrade is an initiative by TelOne to offer world class, cutting edge communication solutions to every Zimbabwean to ensure that clients get more from their landlines.