How to call Singapore (country code +65)

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.

Singapore’s country code may be mis-labelled:

  • Country code 0065 (exit code of ’00’ used in many European, Asian, and African nations followed by Singapore’s country code of ’65’).
  • Country code 01165 (exit code of ‘011’ used in the United States and Canada followed by Singapore’s country code of ’60’).

When calling to a mis-labelled country code, remove the exit code from the call sequence and replace it with the exit code of the country the call is dialed from.

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

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

… to a VoIP phone

VoIP phone numbers based in Singapore are accessed with the same call sequence as a regular landline phone.

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 currently 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-speicifc 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 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’ o r’9′. They are dialed the same way as all other 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

All eight digits of the local phone number are dialed 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

Administrative and regulatory

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