How to Call France Phone Numbers

Country phone codes

+33 is the country calling code assigned to France by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated under the Law No. 2004-669 of July 9 of 2004, created by the Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électroniques et des Postes.

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

+33 12-345-6789

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Other Important Information about France

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come before the country and area codes of a telephone number. France’s telephone numbers are made up of 11 numbers split into groups of 3. So if you’re going to make a call to France using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+8-digit number. Some of the common area codes in France include Paris (1), Marseille (4) and Toulouse (5).

Location Country Code Landline Area Code Landline Number
Paris +33 (1) 1234 5678
Marseille +33 (4) 1234 5678
Toulouse +33 (5) 1234 5678

So if you’re making a call to Paris, dial +33 1 1234 5678.

Network coverage

Network coverage is readily available across France.

4G coverage

4G LTE connection is readily 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. 
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Top Mobile SIM network in France

Here are the top mobile SIM networks in France:

Bouygues Telecom

Orange Mobile

SFR Mobile

Top apps used to communicate

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

Twitter

Twitter

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Emergency phone numbers

Here is most important emergency number to take note of when visiting France:

warning

112 for the national emergency number

Best Time to Call France

France observes Central European Summer Time (CEST) using the time offset of UTC+02.
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call France from the following time zones:

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

France 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 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

France 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
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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