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Ringing in the changes: New ‘851’ telephone number prefix rolled out across Malaga province

The new '851' prefix comes into effect on 23 December.
The new '851' prefix comes into effect on 23 December. / SUR
  • The new additional fixed landline prefix comes into effect on 23 December to alleviate the saturation of the existing 952 and 951 prefixes

A host of Spanish provinces, including Malaga, will have access to new landline telephone prefixes starting from 8am this Wednesday - to end the saturation of their existing numbers.

Alicante, Almería, Cádiz, Cantabria, Ciudad Real, Huelva, Jaén, Lleida, Lugo, Madrid, Malaga, Navarra, Salamanca, Seville and Valencia will all get additional, new prefixes starting with the number ‘8’.

Specifically they are Madrid (prefix 815), Lugo (882), Salamanca (823) or Valencia (860). Fixed landline numbers can start with 865 in Alicante; 850 in Almería; 842 in Cantabria; 826 in Ciudad Real; 848 in Navarra and 854 in Seville.

The provincial landline prefixes across Spain.

The provincial landline prefixes across Spain.