The Kosovo country code is expected to be +383 although people living in Kosovo know the drill. Whenever you sign-up for an online service that requires your phone number you can’t select the Kosovo country code from the list.
You go either for Monaco (+377) for the 044 mobile operator Vala, Slovenia (+386) for the 049 mobile operator IPKO or Serbia (+381) for fixed-line operators. But this is about to change.
Kosovo-based news portal kallxo.com, published details on how Kosovo will finally get its telecom country code, which in return will also bring economic benefits, quality services and cost reductions for customers.
According to the plan, ITU will provide Kosovo with the +383 code in March 2016. This code will be available for all mobile and fixed-line operators, which Â are already using other international telecom country codes. First of all, this will mean that costs associated with paying for using other prefixes will be reduced or to be correct, removed all-together.
Austria to apply for Kosovo Country Code
Mobile Operators will now be able to provide better quality and cheaper services because they won’t be forced to pay the additional fees for using other country codes. According to estimations, the costs that have occurred due to the lack of a telephony code have reached over 200 million euros.
Kosovo can’t apply on its own for the code, because it’s now a member of the United Nations yet, but according to the latest information we’ve seen, EU member Austria will complete the application process.
The process of getting the young European country a telecom code took over 15 years after the war and the current result has been achieved due to the facilitated talks from the EU with the neighboring country Serbia.
Country codes are a component of the international telephone numbering plan, and are necessary only when dialing a telephone number to establish a call to another country. These are also known as country prefixes.
Image Illustration from Kallxo.com