How to call Mauritius (country code +230)

Calling to Mauritius

  • 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

Use the same call sequence.

Mauritian mobile phone numbers are eight digits beginning with ‘5’.

Calling to a mobile phone that is registered in Mauritius but roaming outside of Mauritius: dial the regular call sequence to a Mauritian mobile phone.

Calling to a mobile phone user currently roaming in Mauritius with a phone that is registered outside of Mauritius: call the country where the mobile phone is registered.

… to a VoIP phone

VoIP phone numbers based in Mauritius are accessed with the same call sequence as a regular landline phone.

There are no designated VoIP exchanges in Mauritius.

Calling to a VoIP phone registered in Mauritius with the user roaming outside of Mauritius: dial the regular call sequence to a Mauritian VoIP phone.

Calling to a VoIP phone user currently roaming in Mauritius with a phone that is registered outside of Mauritius: call the country where the VoIP phone is registered.

… to a satellite phone

Mauritius does not have a country-speicifc 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 Mauritius (domestic dialing)

Mauritian phone numbers are simply dialed as they are listed.

There is no trunk or long distance number needed to dial when calling within Mauritius.

seven to eight digits
local phone number

Mauritian phone numbers explained

Number details

Mauritian phone numbers are seven to eight digits.

The first digit represents a type of phone service (fixed or mobile). Landlines begin with ‘2’ (north), ‘4’ (central), or ‘6’ (south).

Mobile numbers begin with digit ‘5’, and have eight digits. They are dialed the same way as all other numbers in Mauritius.

An example of a Mauritian phone number

The Blue Penny Museum lists its phone number in Port Louis as (230) 210 9204.

Number explanation
230210 9204
country code for Mauritiussignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in the northern regionremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Port Louis

All seven digits are dialed when calling domestically in Mauritius.

210 9204
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in the northern regionremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Mahebourg, Mauritius (on the other side of the country)

All seven digits are dialed when calling domestically in Mauritius.

210 9204
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in the northern regionremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Mauritius

Dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Mauritius’ country code of ‘230’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code230210 9204
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Mauritiussignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone number in the northern regionremainder of the phone number

Special numbers

Toll-free (freephone) 800
Shortcodes 8x, 99x

Toll-free numbers do not incur a charge when called domestically within Mauritius.

Toll-free and shortcode numbers may not be availabe from outside of Maurtius.

Calling from Mauritius

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

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Administrative and regulatory

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