What area code is 0889?

(0889) is the area code dedicated for the form of calling landlines in Alice Springs.

State/Territory Locality Prefix
Northern Territory Alice Springs 0889

History of 0889 area code

Prefix (0889) was first used as the area code of this geographical area in early 2008 by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). This number is now actually in use.

The Australian government has updated the Telephone numbering plan in Australia several times to establish an effective and efficient framework for the allocation and portability of numbers and optimize the supply of telephone services.

How to write a phone number with 0889 area code?

The national format

The format of Australian telephone numbers used within Australia.

  • For landline telephone number:
  • The phone number begins with 2 digits for the area code followed by a non-breaking space. The rest of the number in 2 blocks of 4 digits are put after it.

    For instance: 0889 999 999
  • For mobile number:
  • The phone number includes 10 digits without an area code. It is written in 1 block of four digits and 2 blocks of three digits, the first block begins with 04 that is the area code of mobile phone numbers.

    For instance: 0400 000 000

The international format

The format of Australian telephone numbers used outside Australia.

  • For landlines telephone number:

The phone number starts with a plus sign ('+') followed by the country code (61) and the area code without the '0'. The telephone number is in 2 blocks of 4 digits.

For instance: +61 889 999 999

  • For mobile numbers:

This type of phone number starts with a plus sign ('+') followed by the country code (61) and the prefix (04) without the '0'. The mobile telephone number is in blocks of 3 digits.

For instance: +61 400 000 000

How to call Australian phone numbers with 0889 area code?

Australia uses eight digit local phone numbers preceded by the telephone prefix of area code. Therefore, users have to dial before someone’s telephone number if they want to make a phone call from their place to another area. However, if the caller is located within the same area code of the receiver, you can omit the area code and just dial the last 8 digits. For examples:

  • Dialing from a different cities

Caller wants to call for the number 89 999 999 in Alice Springs.

Alice Springs is in Northern Territory .

The Area Code for Alice Springs is in the Northern Territory is 0889

Follow the format like this: Area Code + Phone Number

Call: 0889 999 999.

  • Dialing a number within the same city

If the caller's phone shares the same area code as the called phone, the area code may be omitted.

Call: 89 999 999

How to make an international call from Australia?

The international phone system allows people in Australia to make a phone call internationally. An international phone call is made up of three parts:

Country code + Area Code + Phone Number

There are situations when making an international call:

  • Making an International call from Australia

To make an international call from Australia to the UK phone number 07 999 999 999.

The Country Code for the UK is +44

The Australia dial out code (the exit code). Each country has its own exit code, for Australia is 0011.

Follow the international format like this: the Australian exit code + the country code + the phone number

Dropping the first "0".

Call: 0011 44 7 999 999 999.

  • Dialing an Australia number from Overseas

If the caller is in Uk and wants to call for the number 89 999 999 in Alice Springs.

The Country Code for the Australia is +61

The Area Code for Alice Springs is in the Northern Territory is 0889

Follow the international format like this: Country code + Area Code + Phone Number

Remove the first "0".

Call: +61 889 999 999

The + sign on a mobile phone replaces the dial out code.

How to make a mobile call to Australia from overseas?

Calling a mobile number in Australia.from New Zealand follows the same process as calling a landline, except dropping the leading "0" from the area code.

Why did the call to 0889 area code not work?

To a call to Victoria state is going through, users have to ensure that:

  • The local number you’re dialing is correct.
  • Using the correct dialing format (country’s exit code + Australia’s country code + the 0889 area code + the local number)
  • Dropping off the “0” in the area code from the area code or from the mobile telephone number when calling from outside Australia.

Special telephone numbers in Australia

The following codes are used in domestic dialling to serve local activities or give urgent advice in life-threatening situations for Australia people.

  • 000 is the telephone number for Emergency (Police, Fire, Ambulance)
  • 106 is used for the hearing impaired with a TTY terminal.
  • 112 is the international GSM mobile emergency telephone number.

Some other area codes besides 0889

State/Territory Locality Prefix
Northern Territory Alice Springs 0889
Northern Territory Darwin 0889
South Australia Adelaide 0881
South Australia Adelaide 0882
South Australia Adelaide 0883
South Australia Adelaide 0884
South Australia Riverland 0885
South Australia Murraylands 0885
South Australia Ceduna 0886
South Australia Bordertown 0887
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