How to Call Egypt from the U.S.
Getting stressed about your next call to Egypt because of hard-to-follow instructions with calling cards and limited cell phone services?
Then let us help you unwind those knots with our helpful “How To Call Egypt” guide below, complete with dialing instructions.
To call Egypt from the U.S., just follow these simple dialing instructions:
- First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
- Next dial 20, the country code for Egypt.
- Then dial the area code (1 digit — please see a sample calling code list below).
- And finally the phone number (seven digits).
Need more help with how to call Egypt?
Here‘s a list of some major city area codes and city calling codes:
|EGYPT AREA CODES|
|El Mahalla el Kubra||40|
|Shebin El Kom||48|
If your call isn‘t going through
Make sure you‘re not making any of these common dialing mistakes:
International calling blocked
Occasionally, cell phone service providers will automatically set phone to block international calling. If so, just go into your phone‘s settings and disable this feature before trying to place an international call.
Area codes are not meant to be added to international cell phone numbers. Further, many cell numbers use a dedicated starting digit one that is not used for landlines.
Watch for trunk codes
For numbers starting with a zero, you must drop the zero or “trunk code” before dialing.