How to call to Macau (country code +853)

Calling to Macau

  • 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 ‘6’.

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

Macau 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 Macau (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used when calling within Macau. Dial all phone numbers as they are listed.

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial all eight digits of the phone number.

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local phone number

Long distance calling (to a different area code)

Dial all eight digits of the phone number.

eight digits
local phone number

Mobile calling (to or from a mobile phone)

Dial all eight digits of the phone number.

eight digits
local phone number

Macau’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Macau’s phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit of the phone number designates whether the phone is a land-line (fixed line) or mobile phone number. Land-line phones begin with ’28’.

Mobile numbers being with digit ‘6’.

An example of a Macanese phone number

The Macau Museum lists its phone number in Macau as (853) 2835 7911.

Number explanation
8532835 7911
country code for Macaudesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Macau

Dial all eight digits of the local phone number.

2835 7911
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberremainder of the phone number
Moblie example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Macau)

Dial all eight digits of the local phone number.

2835 7911
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberremainder of the phone number
International exmaple – calling from outside Macau (including calls from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Portugal)

To call from outside Macau, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Macau’s country code of ‘853’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code853
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Macau

Calling from Macau

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

Calls to China, Hong KongTaiwan, and Portugal are dialed through using the exit code.

Administrative and regulatory

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