How to call South Sudan (country code +211)

Calling to South Sudan

  • 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 ‘9’.

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

South Sudan 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 South Sudan (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed. The South Sudanese phone system does not use a trunk or long distance number at the start of domestic phone calls.

nine digits
local phone number

South Sudanese phone numbers explained

Number details

South Sudanese phone numbers are nine digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a landline (fixed line) or mobile phone.

Landlines begin with ‘1’.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘9’.

An example of a South Sudanese phone number

The Acacia Village Hotel lists its phone number in Juba as +211 911 252 613.

Number explanation
211911 252 613
country code for South Sudanrepresents the Zain mobile phone carrierremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Juba, South Sudan

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within South Sudan.

911 252 613
represents the Zain mobile phone carrierremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Malakal, South Sudan (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within South Sudan.

911 252 613
represents the Zain mobile phone carrierremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in South Sudan)

Dial the entire phone number for all calls within South Sudan.

911 252 613
represents the Zain mobile phone carrierremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside South Sudan

To call from outside South Sudan, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by South Sudan’s country code of ‘211’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code211911 252 613
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for South Sudanrepresents the Zain mobile phone carrierremainder of the phone number

Calling from South Sudan

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

Administrative and regulatory

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