How to call Taiwan (country code +886)

Calling to Taiwan

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

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘9’. They area often listed as area code ’09’, however the leading ‘0’ is not dialed when calling from outside Taiwan.

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

Taiwan 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 Taiwan (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix used when calling to a different area code or a mobile phone within Taiwan.

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial only the local phone number when calling within the same area code. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

seven to nine digits
local phone number

Long distance calling (to a different area code)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

0one to three digitsseven to nine digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Mobile calling (to or from a mobile phone)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

0one to three digitsseven to nine digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

The area code for mobile phones is ‘9’.

Taiwanese phone numbers explained

Number details

Taiwanese phone numbers are seven to nine digits.

The first one to three digits are an area code representing a geographic region.

Mobile numbers being with digit ‘9’.

An example of a Taiwanese phone number

The Taipei Fine Arts Museum lists its phone number in Taipei City as +886 2 25957656.

Number explanation
886225957656
country code for Taiwangeographic (area) code for Taipei Citylocal phone number in Taipei City
Local example – calling from another location in Taipei City

Dial only the local phone number when calling within the same area code. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

25957656
local phone number in Taipei City
Long distance example – calling from Tungkang, Taiwan (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

0225957656
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Taipei Citylocal phone number in Taipei City
International example – calling from outside of Taiwan

To call from outside Taiwan, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Taiwan’s country code of ‘886’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include a leading ‘0’ in the call when calling from outside Taiwan.

exit codesecondone225957656
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Taiwangeographic (area) code for Taipei Citylocal phone number in Taipei City

Calling from Taiwan

‘002’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Taiwan.

Calls to China, Hong Kong, and Macau are dialed as an international call by using the exit code.

Administrative and regulatory

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