What does 386

Country code / prefix 00386

The country code 00386 or the country code +386 belongs to Slovenia. In order to be able to make phone calls from Germany to Slovenia, the use of the international prefix 00386 is mandatory. To make a phone call to Slovenia, first enter the country code on your device: 00386. The international dialing code is followed by the national dialing code. The leading "0" of the national code is not dialed. Finally, add the digit sequence of the local number of the person called in Slovenia to the phone number.

More information about the area code 00386 / +386

In Slovenia (Europe) around 2,057,700 people live in an area of ​​around 20,300 square kilometers. A not inconsiderable proportion of the population live in the capital, which is called Ljubljana. The official languages ​​spoken in Slovenia are: Slovenian. Internet sites from Slovenia have the international domain extension si.

Country codes such as 00386 or +386 for international calls to Slovenia are necessary because the telephone networks in the individual countries have developed independently of one another. The telephone network in Germany has thus developed independently of the telephone network in Slovenia. There may therefore be overlaps in the national number ranges of 2 countries. A call number can of course only be assigned to exactly one connection: If there were several connections with the same call number, it would not be correctly resolved and assigned to the correct party. In this case it is also said that routing is not possible.

Example for the use of the country code of +386:
For example, you would like to call the number 0123/4567890 (national code / number in the local network) in Slovenia. For this example, dial the following number on your telephone or mobile phone: 00386 123 4567890

What is the difference between 00386 and +386?

Country codes are given in 2 different notations. For Slovenia, the country code 00386 is sometimes used and the country code +386 is sometimes used. What exactly is the difference between these two notations? The notation of the international country code with the + (i.e. +386) comes from the world of cellular networks. In which 00 (e.g. in 00386) in the country code it is the so-called traffic elimination number. The traffic elimination number depends on the country in which you are - it indicates, so to speak, that you want to call "abroad". The 00 from the traffic elimination number, however, is only a recommendation issued by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU for short). There are some countries in the world that do not follow this recommendation and where the 00 as a traffic elimination digit does not work. If you are in these countries, you have to choose a different sequence of digits to call abroad. Examples are Canada or the USA. In these two countries, 011 must be dialed as the country code in order to make a call through an international exchange. So if you want to call Slovenia from the USA, for example, you don't dial 00386 but rather 011386 for a connection to Slovenia.

In the mobile communications sector, the + Introduced as a placeholder to make international phone number formats more uniform, easier to understand and easier to understand. This works in almost all cellular networks around the world +without having to worry about the traffic elimination rate for the country in question. In mobile communications, you dial +386 for a call from the USA to Slovenia, so you don't have to worry about the corresponding traffic elimination number.


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