How to call to Nicaragua (country code +505)

Calling to Nicaragua

  • 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 ‘5’, ‘7’, and ‘8’.

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

Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua (domestic dialing)

Dial all eight digits of the phone number as it is listed.

There is no trunk prefix dialed when calling within Nicaragua.

Nicaraguan phone numbers explained

Number details

Nicaraguan phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a land-line (fixed line) or mobile phone number. Landline start with ‘2’.
With landlines, the second digit signifies a geographic (area) part of the country.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘5’, ‘7, or ‘8’.

An example of a Nicaraguan phone number

The Hotel Casa Naranja lists its phone number in Managua as (505) 22773403.

Number explanation
50522773403
country code for Nicaraguasignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numberlocal phone number within Managua
Local example – calling from another location in Managua, Nicaragua

Dial all eight digits of the phone number for all calls within Nicaragua

22773403
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numberlocal phone number within Managua
Long distance example – calling from from Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua (on the other side of the country)

Dial all eight digits of the phone number for all calls within Nicaragua.

22773403
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numberlocal phone number within Managua
International example – calling from outside Nicaragua

To call from outside Nicaragua, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Nicaragua’s country code of ‘505’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code50522773403
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Nicaraguasignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numberlocal phone number within Managua

Calling from Nicaragua

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

Administrative and regulatory

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