How to call Mali (country code +223)

Calling to Mali

  • 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’ and ‘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

Mali does not have designated phone numbers for satellite phones.

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 Mali (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number as it is listed. There is no trunk or long distance number dialed when calling within Mali.

eight digits
local phone number

Mali’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Mali’s phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a landline (fixed line) or mobile phone number.

Land-line (fixed line) phone numbers being with digits ‘2’ or ‘4’. The second, third, and fourth digit designates a geographic region of the country.

Mobile numbers being with ‘6’ or ‘7’. Each digit represents a different mobile provider.

An example of a Malinese phone number

The Comme Chez Soi lists its phone number in Bamako as +233 7 444 2222.

Phone number explanation
2237444 2222
country code for Malisignifies a mobile phone numberremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Bamako, Mali

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Mali.

7444 2222
signifies a mobile phone numberremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Kidal, Mali (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Mali.

7444 2222
signifies a mobile phone numberremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Mali)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Mali.

7444 2222
signifies a mobile phone numberremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Mali

To call from outside Mali, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Mali’s country code of ‘223’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code2237444 2222
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Malisignifies a mobile phone numberremainder of the phone number

Calling from Mali

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

Administrative and regulatory

Sources and more resources