How to call to Tokelau (country code +690)

New Zealand, Tokelau, Niue, and the Cook Islands are all part of the Real of New Zealand, however each of these regions has their own independent country code. Calls between them should be dialed as an international phone call, and not as a domestic phone call. The Ross Dependency (also part of the Realm of New Zealand) is part of New Zealand's domestic phone system.

Calling to Tokelau

  • 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

Use the same call sequence.

Tokelauan mobile phone numbers begin with ‘7’.

Calling to a mobile phone that is registered in Tokelau but roaming outside of Tokelau: dial the regular call sequence to a Tokelau mobile phone.

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

… to a VoIP phone

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

There are no designated VoIP exchanges in Tokelau.

Calling to a VoIP phone registered in Tokelau with the user roaming outside of Tokelau: dial the regular call sequence to a Tokelau VoIP phone.

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

… to a satellite phone

There are no Tokelau-specific satellite phone systems.

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 Tokelau (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used when calling within Tokelau. All phone numbers are dialed as listed.

five digits
local phone number

Tokelauan phone numbers explained

Number structure

Tokelauan phone numbers are five digits.

Land-line (fixed line) phone numbers begin with ‘2’. The second digit of a land-line phone signifies the atoll where the phone is located.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘7’.

Example

The Atafu office of Teletok (the local telecommunications provider) lists its phone number as +690 22011

Number explanation
69022011
country code for Tokelaudesignates a land-line phone numberdesignates Atafu in the Tokelau phone networkremainder of the phone number in Atafu
Local example – dialing from another location in Atafu atoll

All five digits are dialed when calling from anywhere in Tokelau.

2designated Atafu in the Tokelau phone network011
designates a land-line phone numbersecondtworemainder of the phone number in Atafu
Long distance example – dialing from Fakaofo atoll (on the other side of the country)

All five digits are dialed when calling from anywhere in Tokelau.

2designated Atafu in the Tokelau phone network011
designates a land-line phone numbersecondtworemainder of the phone number in Atafu
International example – dialing from outside Tokelau

Dial your country’s exit code, followed by Tokelau’s country code of ‘690’, followed by the local five digit phone number.

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Area codes

Atafu 22
Fakaofo 23
Nukunono 24
Mobile 7

Calling from Tokelau

’00’ is used as the international exit code when dialing an international phone call from Tokelau.

Phone books, directories, and number lookup

We are not aware of any publicly listed phone books for Tokelau.

Administrative and regulatory

Sources and more resources