How to call Guadeloupe (country code +590)

Please note: Guadeloupe is part of the French Overseas Numbering System. Guadeloupe phone numbers can be called using either country code +590 (followed by nine digits) or country code +33 (followed by nine digits). Country code +590 is also shared with Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin.

Calling to Guadeloupe

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘690’.

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

Guadeloupe 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 Guadeloupe (domestic dialing)

To call within Guadeloupe use the entire ten digit phone number as well as the leading ‘0’. The call sequence is the same as the French domestic call sequence.

Calling to a landline phone

Guadeloupe landline phone numbers start with ‘590’ as they are active in both country code +590 and France’s numbering system.

0590six digits
trunk prefixarea code for Southwestern France and Carribbean Departments and Territoriessignifies Guadeloupe, Saint-Barthélemy, and Saint-Martin in the French numbering systemlocal phone number

Calling to a mobile phone

Guadeloupe mobile phone numbers start with ‘690’ as they are active in both country code +590 and France’s numbering system.

0690six digits
trunk prefixarea code for mobile phonessignifies Guadeloupe, Saint-Barthélemy, and Saint-Martin in the French numbering systemlocal phone number

Guadeloupe’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Guadeloupe phone numbers are nine digits (ten including a leading ‘0’ that is not dialed when calling from outside the region). The leading ‘0’ is used when Guadeloupe is called locally or from France or French Overseas Departments and Territories (except for those in the Pacific).

The first three digits designate whether the phone number is a landline (‘590’) or mobile (‘690’) – these numbers exist to make the Guadeloupe phone system compatible with the French system. Note that the country code for Guadeloupe is also ‘590’, resulting in ‘590’ being dialed twice in the phone number.

Mobile numbers begin ‘690’.

Guadeloupe shares country code ‘590’ as well as exchanges ‘590’ and ‘690’ with Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin.

An example of a Guadeloupe phone number

The Hotel Fleur D’Epee lists its phone number in Gosier as (590)590 90 40 00.

Phone number explanation
59059090 40 00
country code for Guadeloupearea code for Guadeloupelocal phone number in Gosier
Local example – calling from another location in Gosier, Guadeloupe

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the local nine digit phone number.

059090 40 00
trunk prefixdesignates Guadeloupe in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Gosier
Long distance example – calling from Basse-Terre, Guadeloupe (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the local nine digit phone number.

059090 40 00
trunk prefixdesignates Guadeloupe in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Gosier
French numbering system – calling from France or a French Department or Territory not in the Pacific

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the local nine digit phone number. As Guadeloupe is part of the French Numbering Plan, calls between France and French Departments and Territories (except for those in the Pacific) are dialed the same as domestic French phone numbers.

059090 40 00
trunk prefixdesignates Guadeloupe in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Gosier
International example – calling from outside Guadeloupe

To call from outside Guadeloupe, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Guadeloupe’s country code of ‘590’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not dial any leading ‘0’ listed in the Guadeloupe phone number.

Many phone numbers dialed through the international call sequence will dial ‘590’ twice in a row. This is normal, as ‘590’ is both the country code for Guadeloupe as well as the first three numbers of landline phone numbers in Guadeloupe.

exit code59059090 40 00
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Guadeloupedesignator for Guadeloupe in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Gosier

Calling from Guadeloupe

’00’ is used as an exit code to dial an international call from Guadeloupe.

To call France or French Departments and Territories (except for those in the Pacific) dial the call as a domestic French phone number – using the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the nine digit local phone number.

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