How to call Israel (country code +972)

Please note: The Israeli telephone network (country code +972) currently manages telephone access in the Palestinian Territories. The ITU has reserved country code +970 for Palestine. Calls to the Palestinian territories are best dialed through country code +972, although sometimes access through country code +970 may be possible.

Some countries may block access to country code +970, +972, or both.

This page includes calling to the Palestinian territories through country code +972. For calling through the country code +970 please see our page on country code +970.

Calling to Israel

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

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with the digit ‘5’ (often listed as ’05’, 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.

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 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

Israel 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 Israel (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling to a different area code in Israel.

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.

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 digitseven 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.

0two digitsseven digits
trunk prefixcarrier codesubscriber phone number

Israeli phone numbers explained

Number details

Israeli phone numbers are eight to nine digits.

Landlines are eight digits (nine including a leading ‘0’ that is not dialed when called from outside the country). The first digit is an area code that represents a geographic part of the country. The second digit signifies the mobile phone provider.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘5’. The first two digits are a carrier code that signifies the mobile service provider.

An example of an Israeli phone number

The Eden House Hotel lists its phone number in Tel Aviv as +972 (0) 354 55 900.

Number explanation
972354 55 900
country code for Israelarea (geographic) code for Tel Avivlocal phone number within Tel Aviv
Local example – calling from another location in Tel Aviv

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

54 55 900
local phone number in Tel Aviv
Long distance example – calling from Eliat, Israel (on the other side of the country)

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

0354 55 900
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Tel Avivlocal phone number within Tel Aviv
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Israel)

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

0354 55 900
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Tel Avivlocal phone number within Tel Aviv
International example – calling from outside Israel

To call from outside Israel, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Israel’s country code of ‘972’, followed by the local phone number.

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

exit code972354 55 900
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Israelarea (geographic) code for Tel Avivlocal phone number within Tel Aviv

Calling from Israel

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

Administrative and regulatory

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