How to call Cameroon (country code +237)

Calling to Cameroon

  • 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 ‘6’ or ‘2’.

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

Cameroon 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 Cameroon (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed. There is no trunk or long distance number needed to dial when calling within Cameroon.

nine digits
local phone number

Cameroonian phone numbers explained

Number details

Cameroonian phone numbers are nine digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a landline or mobile phone. Landlines begin with ‘222’ or ‘233’.

Mobile numbers are represented by area codes starting with ‘7’ or ‘9’. The first two to three digits designate the mobile carrier.

An example of a Cameroonian phone number

The Hotel Mansel lists its phone number in Yaounde as +237 222 21 00 07.

Number explanation
237222210007
country code for Cameroondesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Yaounde

Dial the entire nine digit phone number for all calls within Cameroon.

222210007
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Moro, Cameroon (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire nine digit phone number for all calls within Cameroon.

222210007
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Cameroon)

Dial the entire nine digit phone number for all calls within Cameroon.

222210007
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Cameroon

To call from outside Cameroon, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Cameroon’s country code of ‘237’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code237222210007
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Cameroondesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberremainder of the phone number

Calling from Cameroon

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

Administrative and regulatory

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