Official numbering plan – where to get?

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I hope this is not too off-topic. As a kind-of follow up to “rate sheet
normalization” I’m still trying to figure out a solution for: throw 10
ratesheets at a program and get the cheapest codes/providers as output.

For this purpose I believe I need a real, detailed, accurate list of all
the dialing codes, incl. mobile codes, city codes etc. worldwide as a
reference for that particular program. There are thousands of A-Z lists
on the web, and there are thousands of codes in them, but nothing is
accurate enough or from an official source.

So, I spoke with the ITU today and they, funny enough, too don’t have
such a list. At least they don’t have one that is computer parseable,
like a .csv or .xls or something like that. What they have is: a single
.doc or .pdf file for EACH country (1 file per country), which is not
standardized in its content, with lots of text and descriptions, but it
has all the codes. They don’t even have such a list as a paid service.
Feels like 30 years ago. 🙂 Anyway, there is numberingplans.com which
provide exactly what I’m looking for, but they don’t support one-time
purchases, only subscriptions from around 100 to 990 EUR per month,
which is above my budget (and I don’t need a subscription).

Does anyone have an idea where to find such a list for free, or as a
one-time purchase? If not, I’ll probably go through the effort to
compile my own list based on the ITU data. Let me know in case you want
a copy then. 🙂

6 thoughts on - Official numbering plan – where to get?

  • Although I do feel that 100+ Euros/month is more than most of us could
    manage, I don’t think a one-time list is of much value. I would be
    interested in establishing a database if there was interest from enough
    users for a modest subscription price.

  • Is it a problem to parse rates from said 10 providers and create
    database with all their info?

    Anyways, speaking of this as a
    service… I have at least 2 clients, who would love such service:

    some kind of daily (maybe more often) updated database, which
    automatically normalizes rates

    and provides output in parseable
    format. Maybe even that could include some interactive page,

    for
    providers which offer cheaper rates for higher call volumes. But of
    course 100 Euros/month

    will be too much for such service.

    AND some
    kind of integration with Starbilling will make the whole world happy.

    BR

    Don Kelly писал 23.03.2012 01:00:

    that 100+ Euros/month is more than most of us could
    think a one-time list is of much value. I would be
    establishing a database if there was interest from enough
    modest subscription price.
    People Come First
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    numbering plan – where to get?
    a kind-of follow up to “rate sheet
    figure out a solution for: throw 10
    the cheapest codes/providers as output.
    I need a real, detailed, accurate list of all
    incl. mobile codes, city codes etc. worldwide as a
    particular program. There are thousands of A-Z lists
    there are thousands of codes in them, but nothing is
    or from an official source.
    they, funny enough, too don’t have
    have one that is computer parseable,
    like that. What they have is: a single
    country (1 file per country), which is not
    content, with lots of text and descriptions, but it
    codes. They don’t even have such a list as a paid service.
    30 years ago. 🙂 Anyway, there is numberingplans.com which
    exactly what I’m looking for, but they don’t support one-time
    purchases, only subscriptions from around 100 to 990 EUR per month,
    which is above my budget (and I don’t need a subscription).
    anyone have an idea where to find such a list for free, or as a
    one-time purchase? If not, I’ll probably go through the effort to
    compile my own list based on the ITU data. Let me know in case you want

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  • Would it help if we start a Wiki for normalised numbering plans for each
    country, and let people fill in data as and when they please? Using the
    appropriate licence would ensure that no one can pull the data and use
    it in a proprietary list — a GPL-like licence for the data would ensure
    that any enhancements to the list also have to be distributed under the
    same conditions as the original.

    This way the people most benefiting from the list would probably end up
    doing the most amount of work, which is fair. I’d be glad to fill in
    India (if I can figure out that bureaucratic legalese in which the data
    is written).

    Regards,

  • DO you know if the doc files from the ITU are available somewhere for
    download?
    l.

    2012/3/22 Markus