How to call Guernsey (country code +44)

Calling to Guernsey

Guernsey and the U.K.’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 0044 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by the United Kingdom’s country code of ’44’).
  • Country code 01144 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by the United Kingdom’s country code of ’44’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers are represented by area codes ‘07781’, ‘07839’, and ‘07911’. The leading ‘0’ is not included when calling from outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.

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.

VoIP phone numbers are typically in area codes ’05’ and ’08’. The leading ‘0’ is not included when calling from outside the United Kingdom numbering plan. Not all ’05’ and ’08’ phone numbers are VoIP phone numbers – they are shared with other services in these area codes.

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 United Kingdom’s numbering plan 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 Guernsey (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk number used when calling within the United Kingdom. It is not used when calling between landlines within Guernsey, however it is used when calling to a mobile phone or from a mobile phone to a landline.

Local calls – within the same area code

Dial only the local six digit number – do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

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Long distance calls – within the same area code, or to a mobile phone

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ as well as the area code.

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trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

United Kingdom phone numbers explained

Number details

Guernsey numbers are ten digits (not including a leading ‘0’ that is used for domestic calls).

The first four digits are an area code. Fixed line (landline) phones are area code ‘01481’. Mobile phones are area codes ‘07781’, ‘07839’, and ‘07911’. The different mobile area codes represent different mobile providers in Guernsey.

An example of a Guernsey phone number

The Old Government House Hotel and Spa lists its phone number in St. Peter Port as +44 (0) 1481 724921.

Number explanation
441481724921
country code for the UKarea (geographic) code for Guernsey within the UK phone systemlocal phone number in St. Peter Port
Local example – calling from another location in St. Peter Port

Dial only the local six digit number when calling within the same area code. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

724921
local phone number in St. Peter Port
Long distance example – calling from Richmond, Guernsey (on the other side of the country)

Dial only the local six digit number when calling within the same area code. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

724921
local phone number in St. Peter Port
United Kingdom, Jersey, or the Isle of Man example

Dial the call as a domestic U.K. call – include the trunk prefix ‘0’ and the area code in the call sequence.

01481724921
trunk number for the U.K.area (geographic) code for Guernsey within the U.K. phone systemlocal phone number in St. Peter Port
International example – calling from outside the United Kingdom, Guernsey, Jersey, or the Isle of Man

To call from outside the United Kingdom’s numbering plan, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by the U.K.’s country code of ’33’, followed by the local area code and phone number.

The leading ‘0’ is not included in the phone call when calling from outside the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man.

441481724921
country code for the United Kingdom (including Guernsey)area (geographic) code for Guernsey within the U.K. phone systemlocal phone number in St. Peter Port

Calling from Guernsey

…to all regions of the world except for the United Kingdom, Jersey, and the Isle of Man

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Guernsey and the United Kingdom.

… to the United Kingdom, Jersey, and the Isle of Man

Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man are all part of the United Kingdom’s internal telephone network.

These numbers are dialed the same as a domestic U.K. call. See the respective pages for information on their assigned geographic codes.

Administrative and regulatory

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