How to call East Timor (Timor L’este) (country code +670)

Note: East Timor (country code +670) phone numbers are often confused with Northern Mariana Islands phone numbers (country code +1 670, or area code ‘670’ in the North American Numbering Plan.

Calling to East Timor

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Numbers beginning with ’80’, ’90’, or ‘1’ may not be accessible from outside of East Timor.
  • 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

    Use the same call sequence.

    Timorese mobile phone numbers are eight digits and begin with ‘7’ (except for ’70’ and ’71’).

    Calling to a mobile phone that is registered in East Timor but roaming outside of East Timor: dial the regular call sequence to an Timorese mobile phone.

    Calling to a mobile phone user currently roaming in East Timor with a phone that is registered outside of East Timor: call the country where the mobile phone is registered.

    … to a VoIP phone

    VoIP phone numbers based in East Timor are accessed with the same call sequence as a regular landline phone.

    There are no designated VoIP exchanges in East Timor.

    Calling to a VoIP phone registered in East Timor with the user roaming outside of East Timor: dial the regular call sequence to an Timorese VoIP phone.

    Calling to a VoIP phone user currently roaming in East Timor with a phone that is registered outside of East Timor: call the country where the VoIP phone is registered.

    … to a satellite phone

    East Timor does not have a country-speicifc 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 East Timor (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used when calling within East Timor. All phone numbers are dialed as listed.

seven to eight digits
local phone number

Timorese phone numbers explained

Number structure

Timorese phone numbers are seven to eight digits.

Landline (fixed line) phone numbers are seven digits, and the first two digits represent the geographic (area).

Mobile numbers are eight digits, with the first two digits ‘7’ (except for ’70’ and ’71’). They are dialed the same way as all other numbers in East Timor.

Example

The Discovery Inn lists its phone number in Dili as +670 331 1111.

Number explanation
670331 1111
country code for East Timorsignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Diliremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Dili

All seven digits of the phone number are dialed regardless of where in the country the caller is calling from.

331 1111
area (geographic) code for Diliremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Parlamento, East Timor (on the other side of the country)

All seven digits of the phone number are dialed regardless of where in the country the caller is calling from.

331 1111
area (geographic) code for Diliremainder of the phone number
International example -calling from outside East Timor

Dial the exit code of the country the call is placed from, followed by East Timor’s country code of ‘670’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code670331 1111
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for East Timorarea (geographic) code for Diliremainder of the phone number

Area codes and numbering plan

East Timorese phone numbers do not use a system of area codes, however the first two digits of phone numbers demonstrate the region they are located.

By region

Phone numbers start with…

Western region 2
Central region 3
Eastern region 4

By city

Phone numbers start with

Aileu  37
Ainaro 24
Baucau  41
Bobonaro 23
Cova Lima 22
Dili 31, 32, 33
Ermera 38
Lautem  44
Liquica 36
Manatuto  42
Manufahi 21
Oekuse 25
Viqueque 43

Special numbers

Freephone (toll-free) 80
Premium rate 90
Shortcodes (emergency, operator assistance, etc. 1
Personal numbering 70
Voicemail 71

Freephone numbers do not incur a cost when called domestically.

Premium rate numbers will be charged at a rate higher than regular call rates.

Special phone numbers may not be accessible from outside of East Timor.

Calling from East Timor

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

Phone books, directories, and phone number lookup

Administrative and regulatory

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