How to Call Laos Phone Numbers

Country phone codes

+856 is the country calling code assigned to Laos by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated under the Communication of 1994, created by the Entreprise d’Etat des Postes et Télécommunications Lao (EPTL) of the Laos Government.

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

+856 123-4567-890

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Other Important Information about Laos

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come after the country and area codes of a telephone number. Laos’ telephone numbers are made up of 11 numbers split into groups of 3. So if you’re going to make a call to Laos using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+6-digit number. Some of the common area codes in Laos include Vientiane (21), Pakxan (54) and Loungprabang (71).

Country Country Code Landline Area Code Landline Number
Vientiane +856 (21) 123 456
Pakxan +856 (54) 123 456
Loungprabang +856 (71) 123 456

So if you’re making a call to Vientiane, dial +856 21 123 456.

Network coverage

Network coverage is readily available across Laos.

3G/4G Coverage

3G/4G connection is moderately available across the country, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

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Top mobile SIM network in Laos

Here are top mobile SIM networks in Laos:

LaoTel Mobile

Unitel Mobile

ETL Mobile

Top apps used to communicate

Here are top apps mostly used for communication in Laos:

WhatsApp

WhatsApp

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger

Emergency phone numbers

Here are the four most important emergency numbers to take note of when visiting Laos:

ambulance service

195 for ambulance service

fire

190 for fire

police

191 for police

Best time to call Laos:

Laos observes Indochina Time using the time offset of UTC+07.
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call Laos from the following time zones…

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Laos 12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
10:00am – 10:00pm UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
11:30am – 11:30pm UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Northern Territory and the town of Broken Hill in western New South Wales
1:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Norfolk Island Standard Time (NFT) Norfolk Island
9:00am – 9:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
8:30am – 8:30pm 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

Laos 1:00pm – 12:00am UTC+11:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) Queensland, New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
10:00am – 10:00pm UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
12:30pm – 12:00am UTC+10:30 Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
11:30am – 11:30pm UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Northern Territory
2:00pm – 12:00am UTC+12:00 Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NDT) Norfolk Islands
9:00am – 9:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
8:30am – 8:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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