How to call to Paraguay (country code +595)

Calling to Paraguay

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Paraguay for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • 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

Paraguay 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 Paraguay (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix used when calling to a different area code within Paraguay.

Local calling (within the same area code)

To call within the same area code, dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the two to three digit area code.

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Long distance calling (to a different area code, or from a mobile phone)

To call to a different area code, or dial a call from a mobile phone to a landline (fixed line) phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

0two to three digitssix to seven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

To call a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the mobile phone number starting with ‘9’.

09
trunk prefixdesignates a mobile phone

Paraguayan phone numbers explained

Number details

Paraguayan phone numbers are nine digits.

The first two to three digits area an area code. It designates a geographic part of the country.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘9’.

An example of a Paraguayan phone number

The Casa de la Independencia lists its phone number in Asunción as (595-21) 493 918.

Number explanation
59521493 918
country code for Paraguaygeographic (area) code for Asunciónlocal phone number within Asunción
Local example – calling from another location in Asunción, Paraguay

To call within the same area code dial the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

493 918
local phone number within Asunción
Long distance example – calling from Encarnacion, Paraguay (on the other side of the country)

To call to a different area code dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

021493 918
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Asunciónlocal phone number within Asunción
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Paraguay)

To call from a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

021493 918
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Asunciónlocal phone number within Asunción
International example – calling from outside Paraguay

To call from outside Paraguay, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Paraguay’s country code of ‘595’, followed by the local phone number.

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

exit code59521
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Paraguaygeographic (area) code for Asunción

Calling from Paraguay

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

Administrative and regulatory

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