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What is the network year end freeze period for 2022/2023?

Some mobile network operators implement a year-end freeze period on the processing of applications for two-way numbers during the holiday season. This means that new applications, program amendments, migrations, and the issuing of short codes and some long numbers are placed on hold, temporarily. You are still able to submit your applications during this time, but processing will only take place once the freeze period has ended.

The table below lists the freeze periods for 2022/2023 as received from the mobile operators. We will continue to update this table as we receive the information from the operators.

Country Network Code Type Start Date End Date Last day of submissions
Canada Rogers Wireless Short Code 23 Dec 2022 9 Jan 2023
Canada Telus Mobility Short Code 23 Dec 2022 9 Jan 2023
Canada CWTA Short Code 23 Dec 2022 9 Jan 2023
Canada Rogers Short Code 23 Dec 2022 9 Jan 2023
Namibia MTC Short Code 9 Dec 2022 9 Jan 2023 6 Dec 2022
Namibia Telecom Short Code
Nigeria MTN USSD
Nigeria Airtel USSD
Nigeria 9Mobile USSD
Nigeria Glo USSD
South Africa Vodacom Short Code 15 Dec 2022 10 Jan 2023 5 Dec 2022
South Africa Cell C Short Code 14 Dec 2022 9 Jan 2023 29 Nov 2022
South Africa MTN Short Code 5 Dec 2022 9 Jan 2023 30 Nov 2022
South Africa Telkom Short Code 16 Dec 2022 9 Jan 2023 1 Dec 2022
UK EE/T-Mobile Short Code
UK EE/Orange Short Code
UK 3 Short Code
UK Vodafone Short Code
UK O2 Short Code
USA AT&T Short Code 19 Dec 2022 9 Jan 2023
USA T-Mobile Short Code 25 Nov 2022 9 Jan 2023
USA Verizon Short Code 23 Dec 2022 9 Jan 2023
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