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How to call Singapore (country code 65)

LAST UPDATE: June 19th, 2018

Calling to Singapore

  • 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.

Singaporean mobile phone numbers begin with numbers ‘8’ or ‘9’.

Calling to a mobile phone registered in Singapore but roaming outside of Singapore: dial the regular call sequence to a Singaporean mobile phone.

Calling to a mobile phone user roaming in Singapore with a phone registered outside of Singapore: call the country where the mobile phone is registered.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the regular call sequence.

There are no designated VoIP exchanges in Singapore.

Calling to a VoIP phone registered in Singapore with the user roaming outside of Singapore: dial the regular call sequence to a Singaporean VoIP phone.

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

… to a satellite phone

Singapore does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on a separate country code – calls to these satellite phones follow ta specific call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the regular call sequence.

Calling within Singapore(domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used when calling within Singapore. Dial all eight digits as listed.

eight digits
local phone number

Singaporean phone numbers explained

Number structure

Singaporean phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit signifies whether the phone number is a land-line (fixed line) or mobile phone number. Land-line phone numbers begin with ‘6’.

Mobile numbers being with ‘8’ or ‘9’. They are dialed the same way as all other phone numbers in Singapore.

An example of a Singaporean phone number

The National Museum of Singapore lists its phone number in Singapore as +65 6332 3659.

Number explanation
656332 3659
country code for Singaporedesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Singapore

Dial all eight digits of the local phone number when calling within Singapore.

6332 3659
designates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside of Singapore

Dial the international exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Singapore’s country code of ’65’, followed by the local eight-digit phone number.

exit code656332 3659
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Singaporedesignates a land-line (fixed line) phone numberremainder of the phone number

Special numbers

Toll-free international services 800
Toll-free line services 1800
Premium rate services 1900

Calling from Singapore

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

Phone books, directories, and reverse lookup

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