How to call the Seychelles (country code +248)

Calling to the Seychelles

  • 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 ‘2’.

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

The Seychelles 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 the Seychelles (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed.

There is no trunk or long distance number used in the Seychelles phone system.

Seychellois phone numbers explained

Number details

Seychellois phone numbers are seven digits.

The first digit signifies whether the phone number is a land-line (fixed line) or mobile phone. Land-lines begin with the digit ‘4’.

Mobile numbers begin with digit ‘2’.

An example of a Seychellois phone number

The Seychelles Tourism Board lists its phone number in Victoria as +248 4 67 13 00.

Phone number explanation
248467 13 00
country code for the Seychellesindicates a land-line phone numberremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Victoria, Seychelles

Dial the entire seven digit phone number for all calls within the Seychelles.

467 13 00
indicates a land-line phone numberremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Anse Lazio, Seychelles (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire seven digit phone number for all calls within the Seychelles.

467 13 00
indicates a land-line phone numberremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in the Seychelles)

Dial the entire seven digit phone number for all calls within the Seychelles.

467 13 00
indicates a land-line phone numberremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside the Seychelles

To call from outside the Seychelles, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by the Seychelles’ country code of ‘248’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code248467 13 00
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for the Seychellesindicates a land-line phone numberremainder of the phone number

Calling from the Seychelles

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

Administrative and regulatory

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