How to call to Kiribati (country code +686)

Calling to Kiribati

  • 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 or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘5’, ‘6’, or ‘9’.

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

Kiribati does not have any country-specific satellite phone numbers.

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 Kiribati (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed.

There is no trunk prefix used with Kiribati’s phone network.

five digits
local phone number

Kiribati’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Kiribati phone numbers are five digits.

The first two digits represent a geographic (area) code.

Mobile numbers being with ‘5’, ‘6’, or ‘9’.

An example of a Kiribati phone number

The Lagoon Breeze Lodge lists its phone number in Tarawa as +686 28942.

Phone number explanation
68628942
country code for Kiribatisignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Tarawarest of the local phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Tarawa, Kiribati

Dial the entire five digit phone number or all calls within Kiribati.

28942
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Tarawarest of the local phone number
Long distance example – calling from Kirimati, Kiribati (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire five digit phone number for all calls within Kiribati.

28942
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Tarawarest of the local phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Kiribati)

Dial the entire five digit phone number for all calls within Kiribati.

28942
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Tarawarest of the local phone number
International example – calling from outside Kiribati

To call from outside Kiribati, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Kiribati’s country code of ‘686’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code68628942
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Kiribatisignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in Tarawarest of the local phone number

Calling from Kiribati

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

Administrative and regulatory

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