Dialing from anywhere in the world
- A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Indonesia for domestic long distance calls.
- 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
Use the same call sequence.
Indonesian mobile phone numbers begin with ’08’ (or ‘8’ when included in an international call sequence).
Calling to a mobile phone that is registered in Indonesia but roaming outside of Indonesia: dial the regular call sequence to an Indonesian mobile phone.
Calling to a mobile phone user currently roaming in Indonesia with a phone that is registered outside of Indonesia: call the country where the mobile phone is registered.
… to a VoIP phone
VoIP phone numbers based in Indonesia are accessed with the same call sequence as a regular landline phone.
There are no designated VoIP exchanges in Indonesia.
Calling to a VoIP phone registered in Indonesia with the user roaming outside of Indonesia: dial the regular call sequence to an Indonesian VoIP phone.
Calling to a VoIP phone user currently roaming in Indonesia with a phone that is registered outside of Indonesia: call the country where the VoIP phone is registered.
… to a satellite phone
Indonesia 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 Indonesia (domestic dialing)
‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling within Indonesia.
Local calling (within the same area code)
When calling within the same area code, only dial the local phone number – do not include the area code.
|five to eight digits|
|local phone number|
Long distance calling (between different area codes)
When calling between different area codes, dial the trunk number ‘0’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.
|0||one to four digits||five to eight digits|
|trunk prefix||area code||local phone number|
Indonesian phone numbers explained
Indonesian phone numbers are nine to twelve digits.
Landline (fixed line) phone numbers: The first one to three digits are the area (geographic) code. Area codes and local phone number vary in length depending on the area code.
Mobile numbers have their first three to four digits representing the mobile phone carrier. They are dialed the same way as all other numbers in Indonesia.
An example of an Indonesian phone number
The Mandarin Oriental lists its phone number in Jakarta as +62 (21) 2993 8888.
|country code for Indonesia||area (geographic) code for Jakarta||local phone number in Jakarta|
Local example – dialing from another location in Jakarta
Only the local phone number is dialed for local calls.
|local phone number in Jakarta|
Long distance example – dialing from Irian Jaya, Indonesia (on the other side of the country)
|trunk prefix||area (geographic) code for Jakarta||local phone number in Jakarta|
International example – dialing from outside of Indonesia
Dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by ’62’ (Indonesia’s country code), followed by ’21’ (Jakarta’s area code), followed by the local eight digit phone number.
|exit code||62||21||2993 8888|
|exit code of the country the call is dialed from||country code for Indonesia||area (geographic) code for Jakarta||local phone number in Jakarta|
|Sumatra||70 – 75|
Calling from Indonesia
’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Indonesia.
Phone books, directories, and number lookup
- Indonesian Yellow Pages – the largest directory of business listings for Indonesia, published by MD Media.
- MyBIZ – private phone book of business listings with over 15,000 independent listings.
- Roving Insight Indonesian Government Link Directory – a collection of links to Indonesian government departments, including non-government entities, provinces, and regencies.
Administrative and regulatory
- Direktorat Jenderal Sumber Daya Dan Perangkat Pos Dan Informatika (Directorate General of Resources and Equipment of Post Information) – Indonesian government department with the function of “formulating and implementing policy and technical standardization in the field of resources and postal devices and informatics“
- Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika – (Ministry of Communications and Informatics) – Indonesian government department with the function of “conducting government affairs in the field of communication and information technology to assist the President in running the state government“
- APT (Asia-Pacific Telecommunity) – Intergovernmental organization that works with government, manufacturing, and research & development in the telecommunications industry
- ITU (International Telecommunications Union) – United Nations specalized agency for information and communications technologies.
Sources and more resources
- International Telecommunications Union – DIALLING PROCEDURES (INTERNATIONAL PREFIX, NATIONAL (TRUNK) PREFIX AND NATIONAL (SIGNIFICANT) NUMBER) (IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITU-T RECOMMENDATION E.164 (11/2010)) – collection of dialing procedures for all countries and regions of the world. Retrieved 8 October 2016
- International Telecommunications Union – Indonesia (country code +62) Communication of 21.IX.2001 – details of Indonesia’s telephone numbering plan as submitted to the ITU. Retrieved 31 October 2016
- Wikipedia – Telephone numbers in Indonesia – Wikipedia entry for telephone number data for Indonesia. Includes specific number ranges for each city as well as detail on calling procedures.