We just received an email with the information that Econet will be changing its prefix number from 091 to 077. Here’s the full text of the email:
Econet Wireless is changing its prefix number from 091 to 077, with effect from October 2.
This change is in line with global regulations on numbering set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
Only the first three digits of the current number will change – from 091 to 077. The other seven digits remain the same.
To allow a smooth changeover to the new 077 number, our customers will be able to make calls to Econet numbers using both the current 091 and new 077 codes until November 2. However, after this period, a call to an Econet number will only be possible by using the new 077 prefix.
It is important to note that the changes are part of worldwide changes being led by the ITU, the agency of the UN which regulates ICTs. The changes will set new standards in numbering.
Over the next few weeks, we will be running a media campaign to alert our customers to the changes. You can contribute to this by informing your own acquaintances as to this new plan.