How to call Macedonia (country code +389)

Calling to Macedonia

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Macedonia for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • 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.

Macedonia’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 00389 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Macedonia’s country code of ‘389’).
  • Country code 011389 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Macedonia’s country code of ‘389’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

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

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘7’.

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

Macedonia 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 Macedonia (domestic dialing)

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

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial only the local phone number to call to a phone in the same area code. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

five to seven digits
local phone number

Long distance calling (to a different area code or to a mobile phone)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, followed by the area code, followed by the local phone number.

0one to three digitsfive to seven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Macedonian phone numbers explained

Number details

Macedonian phone numbers are eight digits.

The first one to three digits are an area code. Skopje is the only one digit (area code ‘1’) area code.

Mobile numbers being with digit ‘7’.

An example of a Macedonian phone number

The Macedonian Museum of the Struggle lists its phone number in Skopje as 02 3256 667.

Number explanation
38923256 667
country code for Macedoniadesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone number in Skopjelocal phone number within Skopje
Local example – calling from another location in Skopje

Dial only the local phone number. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

3256 667
local phone number within Skopje
Long distance example – calling from Bitola, Macedonia (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ as well as the area code before dialing the local phone number.

023256 667
trunk prefixdesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone number in Skopjelocal phone number within Skopje
Mobile phone example – calling a mobile phone (including foreign mobile phone roaming in Macedonia)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ as well as the area code before dialing the local phone number.

023256 667
trunk prefixdesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone number in Skopjelocal phone number within Skopje
International example – calling from outside Macedonia

To call from outside Macedonia, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Macedonia’s country code of ‘389’, followed by the local phone number.

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

exit code38923256 667
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Macedoniadesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone number in Skopjelocal phone number within Skopje

Calling from Macedonia

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

Administrative and regulatory

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