List of international call prefixes

The following is a list of different international call prefixes that need to be dialled when placing an international telephone call from different countries.

Countries by international prefix

The following is a list of countries classified by the international call prefix that needs to be dialled when calling abroad from those countries.

  • 0
    • Samoa
  • 00 – the recommended ITU prefix
    • Africa: all countries except Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda
    • Asia: most countries, with exceptions in Central Asia, South-East Asia and East Asia
    • Europe: all countries except Belarus and Russia
    • Middle East: all countries
    • North America: all countries except Cuba and those using 011
    • South America: most countries
    • New Zealand
  • 000
  • 001
    • Guyana
    • Hong Kong (also 002circuit switched connection for fax/data transmission)
    • Mongolia
  • 0011
    • Australia
  • 009
    • Nigeria
  • 00x, where x is a mandatory carrier selection code consisting of one or more digits
    • Brazil – see Carrier selection codes in Brazil
    • Cambodia:
      • 001 – Telecom Cambodia
      • 007 – Royal Telecom International
    • Colombia:
      • 005
      • 007
      • 009
    • Indonesia:
      • 001
      • 007
      • 008
    • South Korea:
      • 001 – KT
      • 002 – LG Telecom
      • 003xx – Various VoIP based carriers
      • 005 – SK Broadband
      • 006 – SK Telink
      • 007xx – Various VoIP based carriers
      • 008 – Sejong(Onse) Telecom
    • Taiwan:
      • 002 – Chunghua Telecom
      • 005 – Asia Pacific Telecom
      • 006 – Taiwan Mobile Telecom
      • 007 – Far East Tone
      • 009 – Chunghua Telecom
    • Thailand:[1]
  • 010
    • Japan
  • 011 – all countries in the North American Numbering Plan:
    • American Samoa
    • Anguilla
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Bahamas
    • Barbados
    • Bermuda
    • British Virgin Islands
    • Canada
    • Cayman Islands
    • Dominica
    • Dominican Republic
    • Grenada
    • Guam
    • Jamaica
    • Micronesia
    • Montserrat
    • Northern Mariana Islands
    • Palau
    • Puerto Rico
    • Saint Kitts and Nevis
    • Saint Lucia
    • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • Sint Maarten
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Turks and Caicos Islands
    • United States of America
    • United States Virgin Islands
  • 119
    • Cuba
  • 1xx0, where xx is a mandatory carrier selection code
  • 8~10[notes 2]
    • Belarus
    • Kazakhstan
    • Russia
    • Tajikistan
    • Turkmenistan
    • Uzbekistan

Countries using optional carrier selection code

The following is a non-exhaustive list of countries that optionally allow for carrier selection in addition to using the standard prefix listed in the preceding section.

  • 00xx, where xx is a two-digit carrier selection code:
  • 0xx, where xx is a two-digit carrier selection code:
    • Israel, in parallel to the standard prefix 00 for the default carrier
      • 012 – 012 Smile
      • 013 – 013 NetVision
      • 014 – Bezeq International
      • 015 – Hallo 015
      • 016 – Golan Telecom
      • 017 – Hot Mobile
      • 018 – Xfone
      • 019 – Telzar
    • Kazakhstan, in parallel to the standard prefix 8~10 for the default carrier
      • 008
      • 009
      • 010
    • Singapore, in parallel to the standard prefix 000 for the default carrier
  • 10xx, where xx is a two-digit carrier selection code:
    • Georgia, in parallel to the standard prefix 00 for the default carrier
      • 1000 – default carrier
      • 1007 – Caucasus Online
      • 1010 – MagtiCom
      • 1011 – SystemNet
      • 1012 – SystemNet
      • 1013 – MacroCom
      • 1015 – SakTelComPlus
      • 1016 – Silknet
      • 1017 – SystemNet
      • 1018 – Global Erty
      • 1019 – Akhtel
      • 1027 – CallCenter
      • 1040 – IntelPhone
      • 1041 – V-TEL Georgia
      • 1050 – MagtiCom
      • 1051 – Caucasus Online
      • 1052 – Alex Development Georgia
      • 1053 – Sky Service
      • 1054 – Lagi
      • 1057 – NewCom
      • 1060 – GeoNet
      • 1061 – Silknet
      • 1062 – Geocell
      • 1063 – Black Sea Telecom
      • 1064 – Central Communication Company of Georgia
      • 1065 – New Net
      • 1067 – GeoTel
      • 1069 – Service
      • 1072 – TelMax
      • 1075 – Wi-MAX Georgia
      • 1076 – Silknet
      • 1094 – Warid Telecom Georgia
  • 8~xx, where xx is a two-digit carrier selection code:
    • Russia, in parallel with the standard prefix 8~10 for the default carrier
      • 8~26 – Arctel
      • 8~27 – Synterra
      • 8~28 – Comstar
      • 8~56 – GoldenTelecom
      • 8~57 – Transtelecom
      • 8~58 – MTT
      • 8~59 – Orange Business Services
  • 99x, where x is the international carrier selection code consisting of one or more digits:
    • Finland, in parallel with the standard prefix 00 for the default carrier

Historic international prefixes

The following is a list of international call prefixes that were used in various countries sometime in the past but are no longer used.

  • 0
    • Bahrain (now 00)
    • El Salvador (now 00)
    • Falkland Islands (now 00)
    • Malta (now 00)
    • Myanmar (now 00)
  • 00
    • Cambodia (now 001)
    • Mongolia (now 001)
    • Sint Maarten (now 011)
    • Tanzania (now 000)
  • 000
    • Rwanda (now 00)
  • 001
    • Japan (now 010)
  • 002
    • Paraguay (now 00)
  • 0030
    • Hong Kong (CTI, which now uses 1666)
  • 005
    • Singapore (now 001)
  • 007
    • Malaysia (now 00)
  • 009
    • Denmark, including Faeroe Islands and Greenland (now 00)
    • Sweden (now 00)
  • 010
    • United Kingdom (now 00)
  • 05
    • Fiji (now 00)
    • Papua New Guinea (now 00)
  • 06
    • East Germany (now Germany 00)
  • 07~
    • Spain (now 00)
  • 09
    • Namibia (now 00)
    • Netherlands (now 00)
    • South Africa (now 00)
  • 095
    • Norway (now 00)
  • 099
    • Guinea-Bissau (now 00)
  • 101
    • Malawi (now 00)
  • 110
    • Zimbabwe (now 00)
  • 15
    • Chad (now 00)
  • 16
    • Republic of Ireland (now 00)
    • Somalia (now 00)
  • 19
    • Central African Republic (now 00)
    • France (now 00)
  • 800
    • Estonia (now 00)
  • 8~10 – former Soviet Union
    • Armenia (now 00)
    • Azerbaijan (now 00)
    • Estonia (now 00)
    • Georgia (now 00)
    • Kyrgyzstan (now 00)
    • Latvia (now 00)
    • Lithuania (now 00)
    • Moldova (now 00)
    • Ukraine (now 00)
  • 90
    • Burundi (now 00)
    • Iceland (now 00)
  • 95 for NANP and 98 for the rest of the world
    • Mexico (now 00)
  • 99
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina (now 00)
    • Croatia (now 00)
    • India (now 00)
    • Montenegro (now 00)
    • North Macedonia (now 00)
    • Serbia (now 00)
    • Slovenia (now 00)

See also

Notes

  1. Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda each can be called from the other two using special short codes: 005 to call Kenya, 006 to call Uganda and 007 to call Tanzania. The shortcode is followed directly by a local number.
  2. "~" means "wait for the next dial tone". Reference: Jan Goyvaerts, Steven Levithan (2009). Regular Expressions Cookbook. O'Reilly. p. 224. ISBN 9780596520687.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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