How to call Senegal (country code +221)

Calling to Senegal

  • 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

Senegal 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 Senegal (domestic dialing)

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

Senegal’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Senegalese phone numbers are nine digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a landline or mobile phone.

Landlines phone numbers begin with ‘3’. The second digit designates the phone carrier. The third digit signifies whether the phone number is within the city of Dakar (‘8’) or outside it (‘9’).

Mobile numbers typically begin with ‘7’. The second digit designates the phone carrier.

An example of a Senegalese phone number

The Hotel Le Djoloff lists its phone number in Dakar as +221 33 889 36 30.

Phone number explanation
22133889 36 30
country code for Senegalcarrier number for Sonatelsignifies a phone number in Dakarremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Dakar, Senegal

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Senegal.

33889 36 30
carrier number for Sonatelsignifies a phone number in Dakarremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Ballou, Senegal (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Senegal.

33889 36 30
carrier number for Sonatelsignifies a phone number in Dakarremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Senegal)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within Senegal.

33889 36 30
carrier number for Sonatelsignifies a phone number in Dakarremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Senegal

To call from outside Senegal, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Senegal’s country code of ‘221’, followed by the local phone number.

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Calling from Senegal

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

Administrative and regulatory

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