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How to call Sudan (country code +249)

LAST UPDATE: April 6th, 2018

Calling to Sudan

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (SMS)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘9’. Phone numbers are often listed with a leading ‘0’ that is not dialed when calling from outside the country.

When calling a mobile phone user, dial to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person is roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

When calling a VoIP phone user, dial to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person is roaming.

… to a satellite phone

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

Most satellite phones operate on their country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Sudan (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix for all domestic phone calls within Sudan.

Local calling (within the same area code)

For all calls within Sudan dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the nine-digit phone number.

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Long distance calling (to a different area code, or from a mobile phone)

For all calls within Sudan dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the nine-digit phone number.

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trunk prefixlocal phone numberthirdtwo

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

For all calls within Sudan dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the nine-digit phone number.

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trunk prefixlocal phone numberthirdtwo

Sudanese phone numbers explained

Number details

Sudanese phone numbers are nine digits (ten including a leading ‘0’ that is not dialed when calling Sudan from an international location).

The first digit signifies whether the phone number is fixed line (land-line) (1) or mobile phone (9).

With landline phones, the second digit signifies the service provider. The third digit signifies a geographic area of the country.

Mobile numbers start with ‘9’. The second digit signifies the mobile carrier.

An example of a Sudanese phone number

The Al Salam Rotana lists its phone number in Khartoum as +2491 8700 7777.

Number explanation
24918700 7777
country code for Sudanrepresents a land-line (fixed line) phone numberrepresents the phone carrierremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Khartoum, Sudan

To call within Sudan dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ then the nine digit phone number.

018700 7777
trunk prefixrepresents a land-line (fixed line) phone numberrepresents the phone carrierremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Port Sudan, Sudan (on the other side of the country)

To call within Sudan dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ then the nine digit phone number.

018700 7777
trunk prefixrepresents a land-line (fixed line) phone numberrepresents the phone carrierremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile phone roaming in Sudan)

To call within Sudan dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ then the nine digit phone number.

018700 7777
trunk prefixrepresents a land-line (fixed line) phone numberrepresents the phone carrierremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Sudan

To call from outside Sudan, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Sudan’s country code of ‘249’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not dial any leading ‘0’ listed in the Sudanese phone number.

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Calling from Sudan

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

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