How to call Egypt phone numbers?

Country phone codes

+20 is the country calling code assigned to Egypt by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated under the Telecom Act of 2003 created by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of the Egyptian Government.

So if you’re calling Egypt, the number should start with:

+20 123-456-7890

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Other Important Information about Egypt

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come before the country and area codes of a telephone number. Egypt’s telephone numbers are made up of 7-8 numbers split into groups of 2. So if you’re going to make a call to Egypt using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+7-8-digit number. Some of the common area codes in Egypt include Cairo (2), Alexandria (3) and Port Said (66).

Country Country Code Landline Area Code Landline Number
Cairo +20 2 1234 5678
Alexandria +20 3 1234 5678
Port Said +20 66 1234 567

So if you’re making a call to Cairo, dial +20 2 1234 5678.

Network coverage

Network coverage is moderately available across Egypt.

4G coverage

LTE 4G connection is moderately available across the country, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

International Roaming

Available at over 50 destinations, you can count on us to keep you connected even when you’re not in home soil. 
We know how difficult it can be to be far from home and the family for a long time. We can only wish to talk to them non-stop day and night. But we also know that the more we spend time with calls and texts overseas, the bigger the expenses can get. Read more

Top mobile SIM network in Egypt

Here are top mobile SIM networks in Egypt:

Etisalat

Orange Mobile

Vodafone

Top apps used to communicate

Here are the top apps mostly used for communication in Egypt:

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger

Emergency phone numbers

Here are the 4 most important emergency numbers to take note of when visiting Egypt:

ambulance service

123 for ambulance service

fire

180 for fire

police

122 for police

warning

112 for the national emergency number.

Best time to call Egypt

Egypt observes Eastern European Standard Time using the time offset of UTC+02.
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call Egypt from the following time zones…

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Egypt 6:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
5:30pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Northern Territory and the town of Broken Hill in western New South Wales
7:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Norfolk Island Standard Time (NFT) Norfolk Island
3:00pm – 12:00am UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
2:30pm – 12:00am UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Daylight Savings Time (first Sunday in October – first Sunday in April)

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Egypt 7:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
6:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland, New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
4:00pm – 12:00am UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
6:30pm – 12:00am UTC+10:30 Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
5:30pm – 12:00am UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Northern Territory
8:00pm – 12:00am UTC+12:00 Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NDT) Norfolk Island
3:00pm – 12:00am UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
12:30pm – 12:00am UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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