TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Re: Mexico (Dial 1)

Re: Mexico (Dial 1)
8 Mar 2006 07:40:35 -0800

Anthony Bellanga wrote:

> But the French and Dutch held islands in the Caribbean also decided that
> they would prefer to be masters of their own numbering/dialing destiny,
> and chose to get their own ITU country codes rather than be part of
> area code 809 in Country Code +1.

There's a tiny island within Canada near Newfoundland, St.
Pierre/Miquelon, that is part of France and is reached by dialing
international codes.

I suppose keeping this island under France instead of Canada is a
matter of nationalistic pride, but I suspect the overall
administrative costs of running an island like that as a separate
country are enormous.

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