Universal International Freephone Number

What is UIFN?

A Universal International Freephone Number (UIFN) allows an International Freephone Service (IFS) client to be allocated a unique freephone variety(s) that is the equal all through the world.

A UIFN consists of a three-digit us of a code for global provider software, i.E. 800, observed by way of an 8 digit Global Subscriber Number (GSN), resulting in an eleven-digit constant layout. (An IFS caller must dial an international prefix prior to the UIFN).

The Telecommunication Standardization Bureau of the ITU has been asked to carry out the project of Registrar for UIFNs, accountable for processing registration requests and mission of the GSN portion of the UIFN in accordance with ITU-T (new) Recommendation E.169 and (revised) Recommendation E.152, “International Freephone Service”.

Some records on UIFN.

Initially, the International Freephone Service had one get admission to method: home freephone numbers (the client has to speak a exclusive variety in a one of a kind layout in every united states of america). This was generally too complicated for larger agencies and their clients. There changed into a clear marketplace call for for a general variety layout.

This call for changed into expressed in a contribution to a study organization of the ITU-T in 1993 and in 1997 UIFN become delivered through ITU and adopted by providers/operators around the sector.

Now:

IFN is for corporations who want a nearby profile and
UIFN is for agencies who opt for a company image and want to reach customers in multiple us of a with one message and one number