How to call to Uruguay (country code +598)

Calling to Uruguay

  • 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

Uruguay 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 Uruguay (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used when calling within Uruguay.

Dial the entire phone number as it is listed.

eight digits
local phone number

Uruguayan phone numbers explained

Number details

Uruguayan phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit designates whether the phone number is a land-line (fixed line) or mobile.

Land-line numbers start with ‘4’ (outside Montevideo) or ‘2’ (inside Montevideo).

Mobile numbers begin with ‘9’.

An example of an Uruguayan phone number

The Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales lists its phone number in Montevideo as +598 27116054.

Phone number explanation
59827116054
country code for Uruguaygeographic (area) code for Montevideolocal phone number within Montevideo
Local example – calling from another location in Montevideo, Uruguay

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Uruguay.

27116054
geographic (area) code for Montevideolocal phone number within Montevideo
Long distance example – calling Salto, Uruguay (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Uruguay.

27116054
geographic (area) code for Montevideolocal phone number within Montevideo
Mobile phone example – calling a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Uruguay)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number for all calls within Uruguay.

27116054
geographic (area) code for Montevideolocal phone number within Montevideo
International example – calling from outside Uruguay

To call from outside Uruguay, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Uruguay’s country code of ‘598’, followed by the local phone number.

exit code59827116054
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Uruguaygeographic (area) code for Montevideolocal phone number within Montevideo

Calling from Uruguay

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

Administrative and regulatory

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