How to call Liberia (country code +231)

Calling to Liberia

  • 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 a two digit carrier code starting with ‘5’, ‘7’, or ‘8’.

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

Liberia 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 Liberia (domestic dialing)

For all calls within Liberia dial the entire eight to nine digit phone number as it is listed.

There is no trunk or long distance number used in Liberia’s phone network.

Liberia’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Liberian phone numbers are eight to nine digits.

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

Land-line phone numbers are eight digits and begin with a ‘2’.

Mobile numbers are eight or nine digits and begin with a ‘5’, ‘7’, or ‘8’.

An example of a Liberian phone number

The Cape Hotel lists its phone number in Monrovia as +231 –77-006633.

Phone number explanation
23177 006633
country code for Liberiadesignates a mobile phone numberremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Monrovia, Liberia

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Liberia.

77 006633
designates a mobile phone numberremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Greenville, Liberia (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Liberia.

77 006633
designates a mobile phone numberremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Liberia)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Liberia.

77 006633
designates a mobile phone numberremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Liberia

To call from outside the Liberia, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by the Liberia’s country code of ‘231’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code23177 006633
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Liberiadesignates a mobile phone numberremainder of the phone number

Calling from Liberia

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

Administrative and regulatory

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