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Vietnam to change its provincial desk phone codes since Feb 2017

Vietnam is going to change the desk phone codes of all provinces and cities since Feb 2017. The switching process is planned to complete nationally till Aug 2017 consisting of 3 phases.
The plan of switching the area codes of desk phones was kicked start on 11 February 2017 and divided into 3 phases. The first phase is to complete in next 2 months of implementation. The first provinces and cities including in the first phase are mostly located in North West and North Central part of Vietnam.
After switching process done, the area codes of provinces and cities (except Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city – Sai gon) will be the sole form of 3 digits (instead of mixing 2 and 3 digits currently) and begin with the number 2. Applying in Hanoi and Sai gon will be a little different because the current number form is one more digit than the other provinces (8 digits instead of 7 digits). As the result, the new area code is to consist of 2 digits only and also start with the number 2.
Consequently, hereinafter is the way of making phone calls to a desk phone number from a desk phone or a mobile phone. The users when are already in Vietnam will press 11 digits based on the following format:
To Hanoi, Sai gon: country code (84) + 2X + XX XXX XXX
To other provinces: country code (84) + 2XX + X XXX XXX

Good to remmember: HIT Vietnam Tours office is located in Hanoi and will be in the 3rd phase. Our company desk phone since 17 June 2017 will switch from +84 4 3633 9334 to the new one +84-24-3633 9334. Should you get any difficulties of contacting us via desk phones, we are always available via hotline 84-90-224-3637 or email at info@vietnamtour.com

The most important and popular travel destinations in Vietnam such as Hanoi, Sai gon, Khanh Hoa etc are in the third phase (from 17 Jun to 31 Aug 2017). The following table is to show the provinces, cities with the switching schedule in 3 phases:

Phase 1: Applied from 11 February to 14 April 2016

The provinces/cities Former area codes New area codes
Sơn La 22 212
Lai Châu 231 213
Lào Cai (Sapa) 20 214
Điện Biên 230 215
Yên Bái 29 216
Quảng Bình (Phong Nha) 52 232
Quảng Trị 53 233
Thừa Thiên Huế 54 234
Quảng Nam (Hoi an) 510 235
Đà Nẵng 511 236
Thanh Hóa 37 237
Nghệ An 38 238
Hà Tĩnh 39 239

Phase 2: Applied from 15 April to 16 June 2017

Provinces/cities Former area codes New area codes
Quảng Ninh (Halong bay) 33 203
Bắc Giang 240 204
Lạng Sơn 25 205
Cao Bằng 26 206
Tuyên Quang 27 207
Thái Nguyên 280 208
Bắc Cạn 281 209
Hải Dương 320 220
Hưng Yên 321 221
Bắc Ninh 241 222
Hải Phòng 31 225
Hà Nam 351 226
Thái Bình 36 227
Nam Định 350 228
Ninh Bình 30 229
Cà Mau 780 290
Bạc Liêu 781 291
Cần Thơ 710 292
Hậu Giang 711 293
Trà Vinh 74 294
An Giang 76 296
Kiên Giang (Phu Quoc island) 77 297
Sóc Trăng 79 299

Phase 3: From 17 June to 31 August 2017

Provinces/cities Former area codes New area codes
Hà Nội 4 24
Ho Chi Minh city or Sai gon 8 28
Đồng Nai 61 251
Bình Thuận 62 252
Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu 64 254
Quảng Ngãi 55 255
Bình Định 56 256
Phú Yên 57 257
Khánh Hòa (Nha trang) 58 258
Ninh Thuận 68 259
Kon Tum 60 260
Đắc Nông 501 261
Đắk Lắk 500 262
Lâm Đồng (Da Lat) 63 263
Gia Lai 59 269
Vĩnh Long (Cai be) 70 270
Bình Phước 651 271
Long An 72 272
Tiền Giang 73 273
Bình Dương 650 274
Bến Tre 75 275
Tây Ninh 66 276
Đồng Tháp 67 277
(Source: Ministry of Information & Communication, official website http://www.mic.gov.vn)
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