DUSHANBE, November 28, Asia-Plus  -- To provide efficient work of its dialing system cellular operator MLT/TT Mobile is changing its dialing format.  

For the purpose of expanding its phone number capacity beginning on January 1, 2007, the company will replace its three-digit access code “917” with the two-digit one “90”. Besides, a six-digit phone number will be replaced by the seven-digit one by adding “7” to the phone number – 7 XX XX XX.    

A call to Tajikistan would have the following dialing format: +992 90 7 XX XX XX.  Inter-city calling inside Tajikistan: (8) 90 7 XX XX XX. 

According to the source, the new dialing format will not affect the quality of communications services rendered by the company.  

MLT/TT Mobile is a joint venture between the Russian cellular operator MegaFon and Tajikistan’s national fixed-line operator, Tajik Telecom. MegaFon owns 75 percent of the shares and Tajik Telecom holds a 25 percent interest in MLT/TT-Mobile.  Last year. MLT/TT Mobile was the first cellular operator in Tajikistan to offer its clients the 3G standard. A number of active clients of MLT/TT-Mobile is nearing 150,000 people.