Romania :. Phone Numbers Phones in Romania Country Code :40
International Call Prefix :00
In the last years, landline usage started to drop within Romania, as the mobile phones market was growing fast. Mobile phone companies were running out of numbers, as both the main mobile companies claimed millions upon millions of subscribers. Also, as the imminent joining of the EU, was going to cause the state-owned company to lose its landline monopoly, a reform was introduced in 2002. This modified the system to a 10 digits system, of which the first is always a national access code 0 . The first 4 digits, including the leading 0 , give the area code, in the format 0ZYX , where X, Y are digits from 0 to 9 and Z is a digit from 2 to 9. The geographic area codes for Bucharest are 0 Z 1, with a digit less than all the other area codes and an extra digit to the local number. For example, the Romtelecom area code for Bucharest is 021-xxx-xxxx , and for Neamţ County is 0233-xxx-xxx .

The Z digit gives the type of the area code:

Z = 2 and 3 means a landline number;the YX code is 1 (with extra digit for local number) for Bucharest, from 30 to 69 for a county code, and 70 to 79 for non-geographic landline numbers;
Z =7 (and possibly 6 in the future) means a mobile number;070p-xxxxxx numbers are reserved for virtual operators, while 071p-xxxxxx to 079p-xxxxxx are reserved for certain mobile company code
Z =8 means either a toll-free ( 0800-xxxxxx ), shared cost, personal numbering, virtual cards, pre-paid cards, or internet dial-up numbers
Z =9 means a premium-rate number, like 0900-xxx-xxx ;business and financial information and service use 0903-xxx-xxx and adult entertainment use 0906-xxx-xxx
Most new landline companies, like UPC Romania (formerly Astral) or Romania Data Systems (RDS), were granted new area codes with Z =3, e.g. 031-xxx-xxxx for Bucharest, and 03pp-xxx-xxx for the rest of the country. Because these area codes are shared between more companies, the entire number must be dialed, even within the same network.

The numbers with Z =2, e.g. 021-xxx-xxxx or 02pp-xxx-xxx , belong almost exclusively to Romtelecom. However, smaller companies were granted numbers with these area codes, like 021-59x-xxxx , and the local numbers are assigned in descending order of the first 3 digits, like (599xxxx, 598xxxx, ..., or 529xxxx, 528xxxx, ...). In Bucharest, local numbers starting with 5 were not used by Romtelecom, hence the usage of this digit. For other counties, if 5 had not been used by Romtelecom, it is preferred for the first digit of numbers of other companies. There are few companies requesting numbering resources with Z =2, and in most cases the companies provide local service only and do not extend their network in the whole country.

Formerly within Romtelecom, local numbers were always dialed without area codes, but other numbers were always to be dialed with the area codes, even if it was the same one. Hovever this was changed beginning with 3 May 2008:from that date Romtelecom subscribers can dial full 10 digit numbers for local calls, and since 1 August 2008 they are required to dial the full 10 digit number.

The mobile companies use area codes starting with 7:71 for Romtelecom, 72 and 73 for Vodafone Romania (previously branded as Connex), 74 and 75 for Orange Romania (previously branded as Dialog), 76 for Cosmote Romania (previously branded as Cosmorom), 77 for RCS&RDS, 78 for Zapp Mobile, etc.

Free phone numbers start with 800 (like 0-800-xxx-xxx ). Strangely, some companies to whom a numbering class is allocated may not grant toll-free access to those numbers for other networks. Therefore, sometimes a "toll-free" number is advertised as "toll free only within some operator".

Some 08pp codes are used for various services, like:

0801 for shared-cost numbers
0802 for personal numbering
0806 for virtual cards
0807 for pre-paid cards
087p for Internet dial-up;for the moment, only 0870 is used
Extra-charge numbers start with 90p , with some service types with their own area codes, like business and financial information ( 0903 ) and adult entertainment ( 0906 ). There are few used area codes in the 09pp range, the rest of them are stated as reserved, unlike for the 08pp range, which holds more service types, either toll-free or not.

The former extra-charge numbers were starting with 021-89-xxxxx for Bucharest and 02pp-89x-xxx for the other regions, thus being a subset of the numbers owned by Romtelecom. Currently these numbers are sometimes used for premium rate or normal Internet dial-up services. The usage of these numbers for such services is however discouraged, as the new area code for Internet dial-up is 0870 . There are some dial-up services using these numbers, and most of them begin with (021- or 02pp-) 893 or 899 .

Calling from Romania to Romania usually implies using the full 10 digits number. Romtelecom county codes were chosen on a geographical order, starting with northern Moldavia (Suceava County had 30 ), then going southwards to eastern Wallachia, than westwards to southern Transylvania, than northwards, closing the circle with the highest prefix, 69 (used for Sibiu County). These county codes were extended to all landline area codes.

Extra-charge SMS are sent to three or four digits numbers, each company having its own system.

Short numbers are allowed in both the 3 digits and in 4 digits forms, with a leading 9 , like 981 for the fire brigade, 961 for ambulance, 955 for police or 9xxx for various companies, including taxi, medical services, guards, information and others. Each town or county has it own special services, like firefighters, police, with the same number. The station to which these calls are directed is chosen based on location. Unlike for Bucharest, other regions use short numbers with 3 digits only, including the leading 9 . These services are provided by Romtelecom, therefore the area code must be dialed before the number when calling from other network.

The short local numbers which are the same in the whole country are:

02YX-922 Romtelecom devices service (for phones and other equipment bought or rented from Romtelecom), 021-9222 for Bucharest
02YX-925 Romtelecom GBM sales and customer support, 021-9255 for Bucharest
02YX-923 or 02YX-926 elevator service, 021-923(x) or 021-926(x) for more companies in Bucharest
02YX-928 former local gas company;new companies use other numbers;in Bucharest 021-928x for more gas companies
02YX-929 electricity company;021-9291 for Bucharest and 021-9292 for surrounding area
02YX-953 former state-owned taxi company;the privatised company still holds this number, 021-9531 for Bucharest
02YX-954 former state-owned freight taxi company;the privatised company still holds this number, 021-9541 for Bucharest
02YX-955 police, 021-9555 for Bucharest;no longer toll-free since the implementation of 112
02YX-956 gendarmerie, 021-9566 for Bucharest;formerly a taxi company number in Bucharest
02YX-959 Border police, 021-959 0 for Bucharest;(probably on counties along the country border or holding international airports)
02YX-961 state-owned ambulance and medical service 021-9611 for Bucharest;allegedly no longer toll-free since the implementation of 112
971 international calls via operator (this Romtelecom service is an exception and keeps the original short format even after 1 August 2008)
02YX-981 fire brigade, 021-9811 for Bucharest;allegedly no longer toll-free since the implementation of 112
991 domestic calls via operator, for reverse charge calls (this Romtelecom service is another exception and keeps the original short format even after 1 August 2008)
Some short numbers are used for network services, for rotary telephones which cannot dial * and # .

Romania joined the European initiative for a continent-wide emergency number, 112 . With the implementation of this service, the former emergency numbers are no longer toll-free, unless they are redirected to 112.

Number portability is planned to be available after 21 October 2008.

Besides the 112 service, and the reserved 11x numbers, a number may not begin with 1. There are some special codes which start with 1 :

10xx carrier selection, with intermediate tone
16xx carrier selection, followed by number
19x(...) nationwide short numbers (implemented since 2 May 2008)
1921 Romtelecom phone line service
1930 Romtelecom sales and customer support
1931 Romtelecom directory information
1932 Romtelecom directory information in Hungarian language
1951 Various information service
1957 telegrams
1958 current time announcement (from 10 to 10 seconds)
When calling from abroad, the leading zero is dropped and replaced with the international access code and the country code, like +40-xxx-xxx-xxx . As usual, only regular landline and mobile phones are accessible from outside Romania.

Because Romania's international code is 40 , some full numbers are sometimes wrongly advertised as +4 (or 004) followed by the national number, with the leading 0 included. The numbers are still valid, but sometimes even the 0 is dropped, so a call to a number written in this manner will fail. Those who do so mistakenly consider the international code as 4, and not 40. This mistake does not appear in media, but is sometimes observed on written phone numbers on vehicles, especially lorries or coaches.

When calling abroad from Romania, the international access code is 00 . From mobile devices the + is also supported, as per the GSM system standard.

Mobile Phone codes
MNP service is launched in October 2008. So any number can be used by any mobile provider.
Mobile Providers with own Networks
Providers - Code (prior to October 2008)
Romtelecom - 71
Vodafone Romania - 72, 73
Orange Romania - 74, 75
Cosmote - 76
RCS&RDS / DigiMobil - 77
Zapp - 78

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Samsung in Romania  - - Models: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, Fold, S22, A22, Edge, Plus, Mini, Note - The Samsung S22 Ultra screen is 6,8 inches with 4 back cameras: 108MP + 12MP + 10MP + 10MP and a 40MP selfie camera. Memory options with 128 / 256 / 512 GB. The 5000 mAh battery with fast charge.
iPhone in Romania  - - Apple. iPhone models : Plus, Pro, Max. - The iPhone 14 Pro Max display is 6.7 inches with a resolution of 2778x1284 pixels at 460 ppi. The operating system iOS 16. Includes 4 cameras, the main rear camera is 48MP + 12MP ultra wide + 12MP and a 12MP front camera with automatic focus. With 6GB of RAM Memory and Storage options with 256, 512 and 1 TB. Chip CPU A16 Bionic Hexa-core. Battery 4,323 mAh Li-Po with fast and Qi wireless charging.
Pixel in Romania  - made by Google models : Pixel 7 and 7 Pro. The Pixel 7 Pro display is 6.7" LTPO OLED, refresh rate of 120Hz, 3120×1440 QHD+ pixel resolution. Storage options of 128, 256, or 512 GB with internal RAM memory of 12 GB. The rear cameras are 50 MP sensor with f/1.85 lens, 12 MP ultrawide sensor with f/2.2 lens & 48 MP telephoto sensor with f/3.5 lens. The front camera is 11.1 MP sensor with f/2.2 lens and 92.8° field of view; Laser detect autofocus, optical image stabilization. The battery capacity is 5000 mAh non-removable with fast charging, wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. Uses the Google Tensor G2 processor. The operating system Android 13 OS. With Corning Gorilla Glass Victus and IP68 water and dust resistance.
Xiaomi in Romania  - - Redmi, Note, Mi, Mi Max - The Xiaomi Mi 11 screen is 6.81 inches with a resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels, the processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 with eight nucleus and 8GB of RAM. The operating system is with Android 11 OS. The 4.600 mAh battery with wireless and fast charge.
Sony in Romania  - - Sony Xperia L 4G LTE and 5G - Sony Xperia L4 is a smartphone with a 6.20 inches screen with a resolution of 720x1680 pixels. The processor is a MediaTek Helio P22 (MT6762) of eight nucleus with 3GB of internal RAM. Runs Android Pie OS. The 3580 mAh battery is fast charging.
Motorola in Romania  - - Moto X Force - Models One Fusion Plus, G 5G Plus, Edge, RAZR, G9, G8, Droid - Motorola Edge screen is 6.70 inches, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor of eight nucleus, and 4GB of RAM. Includes 3 cameras with 64 + 16 + 8 megapixels. The front camera is 25 megapixels, with f / 2.0. The 128 GB internal storage, can be increased with a microSD card (up to 1000 GB). IP54 protection against dust and water resistant. Runs with Android 10. The 4500 mAh battery accepts fast charge.
Huawei in Romania  - - P, Mate - The Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus screen is 6.76 inches, the processor is a Hisilicon Kirin 9000 5G, with 12 GB RAM and a internal storage of 256 GB. Includes 5 cameras: 50+12+8+20+TOF 3D megapixels and runs Android 10.
Honor in Romania  - - Honor 50 smartphone screen is 6,57 inches (2340 x 1080), processor qualcomm snapdragon 778G, front camera 32mp and 4 cameras 108mp + 8mp + 2mp + 2mp, memory RAM 8 GB, storage 128 GB, battery 4300 mAh, Android 11 Operating System
OnePlus in Romania  - - The OnePlus 8T screen is 6.55 " (2400 x 1080 20: 9 120Hz AMOLED) - Processor: Snapdragon 865, RAM 12 GB Memory, Storage 256GB, Cameras 48MP f.1.7, Ultra-wide: 16MP f 2.2. Macro 5 MP + front 16MP f 2.4. Runs oxygen os 11 (Android 11) Operating System. The 4.500 mAh battery, 5G, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, Dual SIM, stereo speakers Dolby Atmos, Dimensions 160,7 x 74,1 x 8,4 mm, 188 gr
Oppo in Romania  - - Oppo Find X3 Pro screen is 6,70 inches (1440 x 3216), cameras 50MP + 50MP + 13MP + 5MP + front : 32MP, memory RAM 12 GB, storage 256 GB, processor qualcomm snapdragon 888, battery 4500 mAh, android 11
LG in Romania  - - LG G - LG Velvet 2 screens of 6.80 inches. The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 of eight nucleus. Internal Memory 6GB RAM. Runs with Android 10 OS. The 4300 mAh battery can be charged with the Quick Charge 4+ or wireless.
Nokia in Romania  - Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone
Alcatel in Romania  - - Alcatel One Touch Fire
ZTE in Romania - Blade Max, V8, V7, Axon 7, Pro - The Blade V8 includes 2 cameras and fingerprint reader. The best sound experience. High Quality Photos with the Bokeh effect.
HTC in Romania - Ultra, Desire, One - The HTC U12 Plus screen is 6,00 inches with a resolution of 1440x2880 pixels, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core of 2,8 GHz processor with 6GB of RAM. Runs Android 8.0 and the battery is 3500 mAh. The back camera is 12 Ultrapixels and 8 megapixels selfie front camera.
Windows in Romania  - Microsoft - Smartphones and tablets with Windows OS
Android in Romania  - - Android OS is an Operating System that runs in most smartphones. Last version is: Oxygen os 11 (android 11) and previous versions 10, Pie 9, Oreo 8, Nougat 7, Marshmallow 6, Lollipop 5, Kitkat 4.4, Ice Cream Sandwich 4, Honeycomb 3, Gingerbread 2.3, Froyo 2.2, Eclair 2, Android 1. You can update it, setup, configure, install apps and games from the Google Play Store.
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