How to call Iraq (country code +964)

Calling to Iraq

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

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with the digit ‘7’ (often listed as ’07’, with the leading ‘0’ removed when calling from outside the country).

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

Iraq 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 Iraq (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix to call to a different area code or a mobile phone in Iraq.

Local calling (within the same area code)

To call within the same area code dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

six to seven digits
local phone number

Long distance calling (to a different area code or from a mobile phone)

To call to a different area code or call from a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

0one to two digitssix to seven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

To call to a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the carrier code, then the subscriber phone number.

0three digitsseven digits
trunk prefixcarrier codesubscriber phone number

Iraqi phone numbers explained

Number details

Iraqi phone numbers are eight digits.

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

With landlines, the first one to two digits are an area code. Baghdad is the only one digit area code with digit ‘1’.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘7’. The first three digits area carrier code that signifies the mobile phone provider..

An example of an Iraqi phone number

The Coral Baghdad Hotel lists its phone number in Baghdad as +964 7 8144 00000.

Number explanation

This phone number appears to be a mobile phone number as it starts with a ‘7’.

96478144 00000
country code for Iraqdesignates a mobile phone numberdesignates the mobile carrier Zain Iraqremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Baghdad

As this phone number appears to be a mobile phone number, it is dialed with the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the carrier code, then the subscriber number.

078144 00000
trunk prefixdesignates a mobile phone numberdesignates the mobile carrier Zain Iraqremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from from Sinjar, Iraq (on the other side of the country)

As this phone number appears to be a mobile phone number, it is dialed with the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the carrier code, then the subscriber number.

078144 00000
trunk prefixdesignates a mobile phone numberdesignates the mobile carrier Zain Iraqremainder of the phone number
Mobile example – calling from from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Iraq)

As this phone number appears to be a mobile phone number, it is dialed with the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the carrier code, then the subscriber number.

078144 00000
trunk prefixdesignates a mobile phone numberdesignates the mobile carrier Zain Iraqremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Iraq

To call from outside Iraq, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Iraq’s country code of ‘964’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include a leading ‘0’ in the call when calling from outside Iraq.

exit code96478
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Iraqdesignates a mobile phone numberdesignates the mobile carrier Zain Iraq

Calling from Iraq

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Iraq.

Administrative and regulatory

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