How to call to Samoa (Western Samoa) (country code +685)

Calling to Samoa

  • 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 ‘7’.

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

Samoa does not have any country-specific satellite phone numbers.

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 Samoa (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed.

There is no trunk prefix used with Samoa’s phone network.

five to seven digits
local phone number

Samoa’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Samoan phone numbers are five to seven digits.

The first one to three digits signify a geographic (area) code.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘7’.

An example of a Samoan phone number

The Museum of Samoa lists its phone number in Apia as (685) 26036.

Phone number explanation
68526036
country code for Samoageographic (area) code for Apialocal phone number within Apia
Local example – calling from another location in Apia, Samoa

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Samoa.

26036
geographic (area) code for Apialocal phone number within Apia
Long distance example – calling from Safotu, Samoa (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Samoa.

26036
geographic (area) code for Apialocal phone number within Apia
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Samoa)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Samoa.

26036
geographic (area) code for Apialocal phone number within Apia
International example – calling from outside Samoa

To call from outside Samoa, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Samoa’s country code of ‘685’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code68526036
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Samoageographic (area) code for Apialocal phone number within Apia

Calling from Samoa

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

Administrative and regulatory

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