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How to call to Lebanon (country code +961)

LAST UPDATE: April 7th, 2018

Calling to Lebanon

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

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with the digits ‘3’ or ‘7’.

When calling a mobile phone user, dial to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person is roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, dial to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person is roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Lebanon does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Lebanon (domestic dialing)

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

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.

five 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 three digitsfive 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.

0two digitssix to seven digits
trunk prefixcarrier codesubscriber phone number

Lebanese phone numbers explained

Number details

Lebanese phone numbers are seven to eight digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a landline (fixed line) or mobile as well as an area code.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘3’, ‘7’, and ’81’.

An example of a Lebanese phone number

The Lancaster Hotel and Suites lists its phone number in Beirut as +961 1 791000.

Number explanation
9611791000
country code for Lebanonarea (geographic) code for Beirutlocal phone number in Beirut
Local example – calling from another location in Beirut

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

791000
local phone number in Beirut
Long distance example – calling from Qaa, Lebanon (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.

01791000
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Beirutlocal phone number in Beirut
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Lebanon)

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

01791000
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Beirutlocal phone number in Beirut
International example – calling from outside Lebanon

To call from outside Lebanon, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Lebanon’s country code of ‘961’, followed by the local phone number.

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

exit code9611791000
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Lebanonarea (geographic) code for Beirutlocal phone number in Beirut

Calling from Lebanon

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

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