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Area Code, Long-distance Call VoIP, Mobile/Cellular Locator and Telephone Number of Laos.

References:

Laos International Dailing Code

  • Name: Laos
  • Code: 856, also +856, 00856, 00 856, 00-856, +856-, +00856, 0856, 000856, 011-856 etc.

Lao P.D.R. (country code +856)

Communication of 29.XII.1994:


The Entreprise d'Etat des Postes et Télécommunications Lao (EPTL) announces that all existing four digit telephone numbers in Lao P.D.R., country code "856", have been changed to six-digit telephone numbers on 15 September 1994, as follows:


Locality

Area code
Numbers

Vientiane (Capital)

21
21 XXXX


21
31 XXXX


21
41 XXXX


21
51 XXXX


21
61 XXXX


21
63 XXXX


21
71 XXXX


21
73 XXXX


21
81 XXXX


21
83 XXXX

Loungprabang

71
21 XXXX

Pakxan

54
21 XXXX

Thakhek

51
21 XXXX

Svannakhet

41
21 XXXX

Pakse

31
21 XXXX


Localities above can be reached by international direct dialling (IDD) calls. For the other areas telephone calls are provided by operators.

The international test call number is +856 21 212862 (or +856 159).


Communication of 18.I.2011:

The National Authority of Posts and Telecommunications (NAPT), Vientiane, announces that the mobile telephone numbering in Lao P.D.R. will be changed from seven- (7) digit subscriber numbers to eight- (8) digit subscriber numbers effective from 0000 UTC on 1 June 2010.

A prefix number (2, 5, 7, and 9) will be added to the current seven- (7) digit subscriber numbers, as follows:


Operator
Current seven-digit subscriber numbers
New eight-digit subscriber numbers
Date of entry into service

ETL

+856 20 2 XXX XXX
+856 20 22 XXX XXX

15.I.2011 at 00:00 UTC



+856 20 3 XXX XXX
+856 20 23 XXX XXX


ETC

+856 20 4 XXX XXX
+856 20 54 XXX XXX

ETC, STL and MLL will implement the new eight-digit series on 1 June 2010 at 00:00 UTC


+856 20 5 XXX XXX
+856 20 55 XXX XXX



+856 20 6 XXX XXX
+856 20 56 XXX XXX


MLL

+856 20 7 XXX XXX
+856 20 77 XXX XXX


STL

+856 20 8 XXX XXX
+856 20 98 XXX XXX



+856 20 9 XXX XXX
+856 20 99 XXX XXX



Contact:

National Authority of Posts and Telecommunications (NAPT)

Prime Minister Office

Lane Xang Avenue

VIENTIANE 0100

Lao P.D.R.

Tel: +856 21 218 897

Fax: +856 21 219 857


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