A new phone numbering plan will be introduced in Q1 of ’08, in Kuwait, increasing the current 7 digit phone numbers to 8 digits. The new numbers will be as follows:

  • 2 to be added to all land line numbers
  • 9 to be added to all MTC numbers
  • 6 to be added to all Wataniya numbers
  • 1 to be added to all 8XX numbers

As both operators have ranges from 7 and 5 also, the existing first digit may just be replicated.

This is supposed to cover the requirement for numbers beyond 2035. Now that’s a long term plan.

The comments of the Govt. official can be read here

http://www.kuwaittimes.net/read_news.php?newsid=ODg4MDQ2MTIx