How to call Algeria (country code +213)

Calling to Algeria

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Algeria for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘5’, ‘6’, and ‘7’ .Phone numbers are often listed with a leading ‘0’ however the leading ‘0’ is not dialed when calling from outside the country.

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Algerian phone numbers beginning with ’96’ are reserved for VSAT phone numbers.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Algeria (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix for calling to a different area code within Algeria.

Local calling (within the same area code)

To call within the same area code in Algeria dial only the local number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

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”local

Long distance calling (to a different area code, or from a mobile phone)

To call to a different area code within Algeria dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the two digit area code, then the local phone number.

0two digitsseven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

To call a mobile phone within Algeria dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the two digit carrier code, then the local phone number.

0two digitsseven digits
trunk prefixcarrier codelocal phone number

Algerian phone numbers explained

Number details

Algerian phone numbers are eight to nine digits.

The first two digits are an area code that designates a geographic region of the country.

Mobile numbers typically start with a ‘5’, ‘6’, and ‘7’.

An example of an Algerian phone number

The Musee Public National de Beaux-Arts lists its phone number in Algiers as +213 (0) 21 66 49 16.

Phone number example
2132166 49 16
country code for Algeriageographic (area) code for Algiersremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Algiers, Algeria

To call within the same area code dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

66 49 16
local phone number in Algiers
Long distance example – calling from Djanet, Algeria (on the other side of the country)

To call to a different area code, dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

02166 49 16
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Algiersremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Algeria)

To call from a mobile phone, dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

02166 49 16
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Algiersremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Algeria

To call from outside Algeria, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Algeria’s country code of ‘213’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not dial any leading ‘0’ listed in the Algerian phone number.

exit code2132166 49 16
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Algeriageographic (area) code for Algiersremainder of the phone number

Calling from Algeria

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Algeria.

Administrative and regulatory

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