'055' - Corporate Phone Numbers
'055' numbers are intended for use by large organisations who need a dedicated block of numbers that are not geographically linked to a specific location. These could be used, for example, for an internal phone network covering various branches throughout the whole country.
Despite '055' numbers being available for a number of years, very few companies have made use of them, with most companies prefering to use '03' or '08' numbers instead or acquiring a single large block of normal geographic numbers in an area that has lots of spare capacity. There are currently 4 separate series of '055' numbers in use:
- 05511 numbers
- 05516 numbers
- 05555 numbers
- 05588 numbers
Currently, 50 blocks of 10,000 '055' numbers have been allocated to providers for use.