How to call Equatorial Guinea (country code +240)

Calling to Equatorial Guinea

  • 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.

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

Equatorial Guinea 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 Equatorial Guinea (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed.

There is no trunk or long distance number dialed when calling within Equatorial Guinea.

nine digits
local phone number

Equatorial Guinea’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Equatorial Guinean phone numbers are nine digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a landline or mobile designation code.

Landline phone lines begin with ‘3’. ‘4’ is reserved for future landline service. The fifth digit is an area (geographic) code.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘2’ or ‘5’. ‘6’ and ‘7’ are reserved for future mobile service.

An example of an Equatorial Guinean phone number

The Mango Suites lists its phone number in Malabo as (240) 333 096 333.

Phone number explanation
240333 096 333
country code for Equatorial Guineasignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numbersignifies a specific phone carrierrepresents the rest of the phone number. The '9' signifies a phone number on Bioko Island.
Local example – calling from another location in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Equatorial Guinea.

333 096 333
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numbersignifies a specific phone carrierrepresents the rest of the phone number. The '9' signifies a phone number on Bioko Island.
Long distance example – calling from Nsoc, Equatorial Guinea (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Equatorial Guinea.

333 096 333
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numbersignifies a specific phone carrierrepresents the rest of the phone number. The '9' signifies a phone number on Bioko Island.
International example – calling from outside Equatorial Guinea

To call from outside Equatorial Guinea, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Equatorial Guinea’s country code of ‘240’, followed by the local phone number.

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Calling from Equatorial Guinea

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

Administrative and regulatory

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