How to call Bangladesh (country code +880)

Calling to Bangladesh

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Bangladesh 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 use two digits carrier codes (similar to area codes) starting with ‘1’.

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.

VoIP phone numbers use four digit carrier codes starting with ’96’.

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

Bangladesh does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

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 Bangladesh (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling to a different area code or a mobile phone in Bangladesh.

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

seven to nine digits
local phone number

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

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

0one to three digitsseven to nine digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the carrier code, then the local phone number.

0two digitseight digits
trunk prefixarea codesubscriber number

Bangladeshi phone numbers explained

Number details

For landline (fixed line) phones, the first one to three digits are an area (geographic) code.

Mobile numbers being with ‘1’ and have a two digit carrier code (that identifies the service provider of the mobile phone number), followed by an eight digit subscriber number

An example of a Bangladeshi phone number

The Bangladesh National Museum lists its phone number in as 2-8619319.

Number explanation
88028619396 9
country code for Bangladesharea (geographic) code for Dhakaremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Dhaka

Dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

8619396 9
local phone number in Dhaka
Long distance example – calling from Chittagong, Bangladesh (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

028619396 9
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Dhakaremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Bangladesh)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

028619396 9
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Dhakaremainder of the phone number
International example -calling from outside Bangladesh

To call from outside Bangladesh, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Bangladesh’s country code of ‘880’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include a leading ‘0’ in the call when calling from outside Bangladesh.

exit code88028619396 9
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Bangladesharea (geographic) code for Dhakaremainder of the phone number

Calling from Bangladesh

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

Administrative and regulatory

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