How to call to Tuvalu (country code +688)

Calling to Tuvalu

  • 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

Tuvalu does not have any country-specific satellite phone numbers.

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 Tuvalu (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed.

There is no trunk prefix used in Tuvalu’s phone network.

Tuvalu’s phone numbers explained

Number details

Tuvalan phone numbers are five digits.

The first digit signifies whether the phone number is a mobile or landline phone.

Landline phone numbers begin with ‘2’. The second digit signifies a geographic region of the country.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘9’.

An example of a phone number in Tuvalu

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Tourism, Environment and Labour Government of Tuvalu lists its phone number in Funafuti as (688) 20840.

Phone number explanation
68820840
country code for Tuvalugeographic (area) code for Funafutilocal phone number within Funafuti
Local example – calling from another location in Funafuti, Tuvalu

Dial the entire five digit phone number for all calls within Tuvalu.

20840
geographic (area) code for Funafutilocal phone number within Funafuti
Long distance example – calling from Nukufetau, Tuvalu (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire five digit phone number for all calls within Tuvalu.

20840
geographic (area) code for Funafutilocal phone number within Funafuti
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Tuvalu)

Dial the entire five digit phone number for all calls within Tuvalu.

20840
geographic (area) code for Funafutilocal phone number within Funafuti
International example – calling from outside Tuvalu

To call from outside Tuvalu, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Tuvalu’s country code of ‘688’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code68820840
firsttwocountry code for Tuvalugeographic (area) code for Funafutilocal phone number within Funafuti

Calling from Tuvalu

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

Administrative and regulatory

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