How to call Uzbekistan (country code +998)

Calling to Uzbekistan

  • A leading ‘8’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Uzbekistan 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

Uzbekistan 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 Uzbekistan (domestic dialing)

‘8’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling to a different area code in Uzbekistan.

Local calling (within the same area code)

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

five to seven digits
local phone number

Long distance calling (to a different area code, or to a mobile phone number)

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

8two to four digitsfive to seven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Uzbekistani phone numbers explained

Number details

Uzbekistani phone numbers are nine digits.

The first two to four digits are an area code representing a geographic part of Uzbekistan.

Mobile numbers being with the digit ‘9’.

An example of a Uzbekistani phone number

The Lotte Hotel lists its phone number in Tashkent as 998 71 120 58 00.

Number explanation
99871120 58 00
country code for Uzbekistangeographic (area) code for Tashkentlocal phone number within Tashkent
Local example – calling from another location in Tashkent

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

120 58 00
local phone number within Tashkent
Long distance example – calling from Moynaq, Uzbekistan (on the other side of the country)

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

871120 58 00
trunk prefixgeographic (area) code for Tashkentlocal phone number within Tashkent
International example – calling from outside Uzbekistan

To call from outside Uzbekistan, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Uzbekistan’s country code of ‘998’, followed by the local phone number.

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

exit code99871120 58 00
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Uzbekistangeographic (area) code for Tashkentlocal phone number within Tashkent

Calling from Uzbekistan

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

Administrative and regulatory

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