How to call the Maldives (country code +960)

Calling to the Maldives

  • 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 ‘7’, ‘8’, 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

The Maldives do 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 the Maldives (domestic dialing)

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

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed.

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local phone number

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

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed.

seven digits
local phone number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed.

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local phone number

Maldivian phone numbers explained

Number details

Maldivian phone numbers are seven digits.

First digit designates whether the phone number is a land-line or mobile, as well as a geographic indicator.
For landlines (fixed line phone), the next two digits are a geographic (area) code.

Mobile numbers being with ‘7’ or ‘9’.

An example of a Maldivian phone number

The Gili Lankanfushi Maldives lists its phone number in North Malé Atoll as +960 664 0304.

Number eplanation
9606640304
country code for the Maldivessignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number, as well as a phone number on one of the Atolssignifies Kaafuremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in North Malé Atoll

Dial all digits of the phone number when calling from anywhere in the country.

6640304
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number, as well as a phone number on one of the Atolssignifies Kaafuremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Seenu, Maldives (on the other side of the country)

Dial all digits of the phone number when calling from anywhere in the country.

664304
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number, as well as a phone number on one of the Atolssignifies Kaafuremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in the Maldives)

Dial all digits of the phone number when calling from anywhere in the country.

664304
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number, as well as a phone number on one of the Atolssignifies Kaafuremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside the Maldives

To call from outside the Maldives, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by the Maldives’ country code of ‘960’, followed by the local phone number.

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Calling from the Maldives

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

Administrative and regulatory

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