The Government has decided to introduce a digit to landlines in Alicante because current ones are insufficient.
The 865 + 4, is the new prefix for the province of Alicante.
The Secretariat of State for Digital Advancement, of the Ministry of Economy and Business, has awarded new telephone prefixes to Alicante, Badajoz, Guipúzcoa, Burgos, Málaga and Castellón, according to a report by the National Commission of Markets and Competition ( CNM) that warned of the need to attribute a new geographic numbering for fixed telephone service in certain provinces, including Alicante and Castellón.
As published by the Official State Gazette (BOE) the Government has agreed the following indicatives for the two provinces of the Community: Castellón 864 + 7 and Alicante 865 + 4. In addition, Badajoz prefixes will also be released, 824 + 8; Guipúzcoa, 843 + 8; Burgos, 847 + 9 and Malaga 851 + 9. This new numbering comes into effect Sunday December 9th 2018.