How to call Papua New Guinea (country code +675)

Calling to Papua New Guinea

  • 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.

    Papua New Guinea mobile phone numbers are eight digits and begin with ‘7’. The second digit of a mobile phone number signifies the mobile phone carrier.

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

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

    … to a VoIP phone

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

    There are no designated VoIP exchanges in Papua New Guinea.

    Calling to a VoIP phone registered in Papua New Guinea with the user roaming outside of Papua New Guinea: dial the regular call sequence to a Papua New Guinea VoIP phone.

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

    … to a satellite phone

    Seven digit phone numbers beginning with ‘275’, ‘276’, or ‘278’ are reserved for Papua New Guinea-specific satelltie phone services.

    Many 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 Papua New Guinea (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used when calling within Papua New Guinea.

seven or eight digits
local phone number

Papua New Guinean phone numbers explained

Number details

Papuan phone numbers are seven digits. Mobile phone numbers are eight digits.

With land-line (fixed line) phone numbers, the First one to three digits represent a geographic (area) code.

Mobile numbers are dialed the same way as all other numbers in Papua New Guinea. They are eight digits and being with a ‘7’.

Satellite phone numbers specific to Papua New Guinea start with ‘275’, ‘276’, or ‘278’. A satellite phone user in Papua New Guinea may be active on a satellite phone with its own independent country code.

An example of a Papuan phone number

The National Art Museum and Art Gallery lists its phone number in Port Moresby as (+675) 325 2458.

Number explanation
675325 2458
country code for Papua New Guineageographic (area) code for Port Moresbylocal phone number within Port Moresby
Local example – calling from another location in Port Moresby

All seven digits are dialed. Phone numbers beginning with a ‘3’ signify Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea’s numbering plan.

325 2458
geographic (area) code for Port Moresbylocal phone number within Port Moresby
Long distance example – calling from Arawa, Papua New Guinea (on the other side of the country)

All seven digits are dialed. Phone numbers beginning with a ‘3’ signify Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea’s numbering plan.

325 2458
geographic (area) code for Port Moresbylocal phone number within Port Moresby
International example – calling from outside Papua New Guinea

Dial the exit code of where the call is dialed, followed by Papua New Guinea’s country code of ‘675’, followed by the local phone number (seven digits).

exit code675325 2458
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Papua New Guineageographic (area) code for Port Moresbylocal phone number within Port Moresby

Area codes and numbering plan

First digits of phone numbers for different regions of Papua New Guinea

National Capital District (Port Moresby) 3
Southern (Papua) Region (including Popondetta) 6
Momase Region (including Lae and Madang) 4
Highlands Region (including Mount Hagen, Mendi, and Gorka 5
Islands Region (including Arawa, Kokopo, and Kimbe) 9
Special Services (satellite, radio telephone, etc.) 2
Mobile 7

Calling from Papua New Guinea

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Papua New Guinea.

Phone books, directories, and number lookup

Administrative and regulatory

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