How to call to the Falkland Islands (country code +500)

Calling to the Falkland Islands

  • 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 ‘5’ or ‘6’.

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

The Falkland Islands do 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 the Falkland Islands (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used when calling within the Falkland Islands. Dial the entire five digit number as it is listed.

five digits
local phone number

Falkland Island phone numbers explained

Number details

Falkland Islands phone numbers are five digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a fixed line (land-line) or mobile phone.

Mobile numbers start with ‘5’ or ‘6’.

An example of a Falkland Island phone number

The Falkland Islands Museum lists its phone number in Stanley as +500 27428.

Number explanation
50027428
country code for Falkland Islandssignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numberrest of the local phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Stanley

Dial the entire five digit phone number for all calls within the Falkland Islands.

27428
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numberrest of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Fox Bay, Falkland Islands (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire five digit phone number for all calls within the Falkland Islands.

27428
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numberrest of the phone number
International examlpe – calling from outside the Falkland Islands

To call from outside the Falkland Islands, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by the Falkland Islands’ country code of ‘500’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code50027428
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for the Falkland Islandssignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numberrest of the phone number

Calling from the Falkland Islands

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from the Falkland Islands.

Administrative and regulatory

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