How to call Turkmenistan (country code +993)

Calling to Turkmenistan

  • A leading ‘8’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Turkmenistan for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • 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.

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

Turkmenistan 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 Turkmenistan (domestic dialing)

‘8’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling to a different area (geographic) code in Turkmenistan.

Local calling (within the same area code)

Dial only the local phone number. Do not include the trunk prefix ‘8’ or the area code.

six digits
local phone number

Long distance calling (to a different area code)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘8’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

8two digitssix digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Turkmen phone numbers explained

Number details

Turkmen phone numbers are eight digits.

The first two digits are an area code.

Mobile numbers are dialed the same way as all other numbers in Turkmenistan.

An example of a Turkmen phone number

The Turkmen Airlines lists its phone number in Ashgabat as (993 12)39 17 17.

Number explanation
9931239 17 17
country code for Turkmenistanarea (geographic) code for Ashgabatlocal phone number in Ashgabat
Local example – calling from another location in Ashgabat

Dial only the local six digit phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘8’ or the area code.

39 17 17
local phone number in Ashgabat
Long distance example – calling from Gaurdak, Turkmenistan (on the other side of the country)

Dial the trunk prefix ‘8’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

81239 17 17
trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Ashgabatlocal phone number in Ashgabat
International example – calling from outside Turkmenistan

To call from outside Turkmenistan, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Turkmenistan’s country code of ‘993’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not include a leading ‘8’ in the call when calling from outside Turkmenistan.

exit code9931239 17 17
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Turkmenistanarea (geographic) code for Ashgabatlocal phone number in Ashgabat

Calling from Turkmenistan

‘8 – wait for the tone – 10’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Turkmenistan.

Administrative and regulatory

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