How to call Chad (country code +235)

Calling to Chad

  • 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’, ‘7’, and ‘9’.

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

Chad 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 Chad (domestic dialing)

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

Chadian phone numbers explained

Number details

Chadian phone numbers are eight digits.

The first two digits designate whether the phone number is a land-line (fixed line) or mobile.

Digits three and four of landlines represent a geographic (area) code.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘6’, ‘7’, and ‘9’.

An example of a Chadian phone number

The Kempinski Hotel N’Djamena lists its phone number in N’Djamena as +235 2253 1253.

Phone number explanation
2352253 1253
country code for Chadindicates a land-line phone numberremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in N’Djamena, Chad

Dial the entire eight eight digit phone number for all calls within Chad.

2253 1253
indicates a land-line phone numberremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Am Timan, Chad (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Chad.

2253 1253
indicates a land-line phone numberremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Chad)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Chad.

2253 1253
indicates a land-line phone numberremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Chad

To call from outside Chad, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by the Chad’s country code of ‘235’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code235
exit code for the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Chad

Calling from Chad

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

Administrative and regulatory

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