How to call Martinique (country code +596)

Martinique is part of the French Overseas Numbering System. Martinique phone numbers can be called using either country code +596 (followed by nine digits) or country code +33 (followed by nine digits).

Calling to Martinique

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence unless calling from France or a French Overseas Department or Territory (except for those in the Pacific) – it is used in Martinique for domestic calls and for calling within the French numbering plan.
  • ‘596’ is both the country code for Martinique as well as the first three numbers for landline phone numbers within Martinique. Many international callers will dial ‘596’ twice in the phone call – once for the country code, and once for the local phone number.
  • Martinique phone numbers may be listed with country code ‘+33’ (France) or with country code +596. Either +33 or +596 can be dialed for calling Martinique.
  • 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 ‘696’.

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

Martinique 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 Martinique (domestic dialing)

To call within Martinique use the entire ten digit phone number as well as the leading ‘0’. The call sequence is the same as the French domestic call sequence.

Calling to a landline phone

Martinique landline phone numbers start with ‘596’ as they are active in both country code +596 and France’s numbering system.

0596six digits
trunk prefixarea code for Southwestern France and Carribbean Departments and Territoriessignifies Martinique in the French numbering systemlocal phone number

Calling to a mobile phone

Martinique mobile phone numbers start with ‘696’ as they are active in both country code +596 and France’s numbering system.

0696six digits
trunk prefixarea code for mobile phonessignifies Martinique in the French numbering systemlocal phone number

Martinique’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Martinique phone numbers are nine digits (ten including a leading ‘0’ that is not dialed when calling from outside the region). The leading ‘0’ is used when Martinique is called locally or from France or French Overseas Departments and Territories (except for those in the Pacific).

The first three digits designate whether the phone number is a landline (‘596’) or mobile (‘696’) – these numbers exist to make the Martinique phone system compatible with the French system. Note that the country code for Martinique is also ‘596’, resulting in ‘596’ being dialed twice in the phone number.

Mobile numbers begin ‘696’.

An example of a phone number in Martinique

The Musée de la Banane lists its phone number in Saint Marie as 0596 76 27 09.

Phone number explanation

The leading ‘0’ is used for domestic calls or calls within France and the French numbering system. It is not dialed for international calls.

59659676 27 09
country code for Martiniquearea code for Martiniquelocal phone number in Saint Marie
Local example – calling from another location in Saint Marie, Martinique

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the local nine digit phone number.

059676 27 09
trunk prefixdesignates Martinique in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Saint Marie
Long distance example – calling from Fort du France, Martinique (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the local nine digit phone number.

059676 27 09
trunk prefixdesignates Martinique in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Saint Marie
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Martinique)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the local nine digit phone number.

059676 27 09
trunk prefixdesignates Martinique in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Saint Marie
French numbering system – calling from France or a French Department or Territory not in the Pacific

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the local nine digit phone number. As Martinique is part of the French Numbering Plan, calls between France and French Departments and Territories (except for those in the Pacific) are dialed the same as domestic French phone numbers.

059676 27 09
trunk prefixdesignates Martinique in the French numbering systemlocal phone number in Saint Marie
International example (calling from outside outside Martinique)

To call from outside Martinique, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Martinique’s country code of ‘596’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not dial any leading ‘0’ listed in the Martinique phone number.

Many phone numbers dialed through the international call sequence will dial ‘596’ twice in a row. This is normal, as ‘596’ is both the country code for Martinique as well as the first three numbers of landline phone numbers in Martinique.

exit code596596
exit code for the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Martiniquesiginifies a landline phone number in Martinique

Calling from Martinique

’00’ is used as an exit code to dial an international call from Martinique.

To call France or French Departments and Territories (except for those in the Pacific) dial the call as a domestic French phone number – using the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the nine digit local phone number.

Administrative and regulatory

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