How to call Niger (country code +227)

Calling to Niger

  • 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 ‘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

Niger 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 Niger (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed. There is no trunk or long distance number used in the Niger phone network.

eight digits
local phone number

Niger’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Niger’s phone numbers are eight digits.

The digit designates whether the phone number is a land-line or mobile phone.

Landline phone begin with ‘2’. The second digit designates whether the landline is a fixed line (numbers starting with ’20’) or local wirelss loop (a local phone operating on a wireless network, numbers starting with ’21’ ). The third and fourth digit signifies a geographic area of the country.

Mobile numbers being with ‘9’. The second digit designates the wireless provider.

An example of a Nigerien phone number

The Grand Hotel du Niger lists its phone number in Niamey as (+227) 20 73 22 16.

Phone number example
227207322 16
country code for Nigersignifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numbergeographic (area) code for Niameyremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Niamey, Niger

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

207322 16
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numbergeographic (area) code for Niameyremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Madama, Niger (on the other side of the country)

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

207322 16
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numbergeographic (area) code for Niameyremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Niger)

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

207322 16
signifies a land-line (fixed line) telephone numbergeographic (area) code for Niameyremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Niger

To call from outside Niger, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Niger’s country code of ‘227’, followed by the local phone number.

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Calling from Niger

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

Administrative and regulatory

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