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Cameroon adopts nine-digit telephone numbers

Cameroon moved to a nine-digit numbering system at midnight on 21 November. Cameroon Telecomunications network operators have been on a continued addition of digits to telephone numbers in the last few years, having passed to 7 digits in 2001 and to 8 digits in 2007. The rise in subscribers at Orange and MTN, as well as the market entry of Nexttel has accelerated demand. Operators informed their customers by SMS that they will have to use the prefix 6 to call their numbers. Fixed-line operator Camtel said consumers will have to use 243 instead of 22 or 33 to call its numbers.

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