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.
|local phone number|
Singaporean phone numbers explained
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.
|country code for Singapore||designates a land-line (fixed line) phone number||remainder 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
|designates a land-line (fixed line) phone number||remainder 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 code||65||6||332 3659|
|exit code of the country the call is dialed from||country code for Singapore||designates a land-line (fixed line) phone number||remainder of the phone number|
|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
- Singapore Yellow Pages – business phone directory covering Singapore.
- List of Government Ministries – public contact information for various government ministries.
- List of Statutory Boards – public contact information for various statutory boards
- … see more
Administrative and regulatory
- IMDA (Info-comm Media Development Authority) – primary regulator for Malaysian telecommunications networks.
- APT (Asia-Pacific Telecommunity) – Intergovernmental organization that works with government, manufacturing, and research & development in the telecommunications industry
- ITU (International Telecommunications Union) – United Nations specalized agency for information and communications technologies.
Sources and more resources
- International Telecommunications Union – DIALLING PROCEDURES (INTERNATIONAL PREFIX, NATIONAL (TRUNK) PREFIX AND NATIONAL (SIGNIFICANT) NUMBER) (IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITU-T RECOMMENDATION E.164 (11/2010)) – collection of dialing procedures for all countries and regions of the world. Retrieved 8 October 2016
- IMDA (Info-comm Media Development Authority) – Numbering Management
- International Telecommunications Union – Singapore (country code +65) national numbering plan on file with ITU – details of Singapore’s telephone numbering plan as submitted to the ITU. Retrieved 3 November 2016
- Wikipedia – Telephone numbers in Singapore – Wikipedia entry for telephone number data for Singapore. Includes specific number ranges for each city as well as detail on calling procedures.