FAQ How To Satellite Phones

How to Dial a Satellite Phone

Man holding an Iridium Extreme Satellite Phone

Satellite phone numbers are different from land and cellular systems. Each satellite provider has a unique prefix followed by an eight or nine digit number. For Iridium, the number would begin with 8816 followed by eight digit phone number, Inmarsat begins with 870 followed by nine digit phone number, and Thuraya begins with 882 16 followed by an eight digit number. In addition to the prefix and phone number, callers must know and use international dialing codes.

To call out from an Iridium, Inmarsat, or Thuraya satellite phone, the caller needs a clear view of the sky and the phone should be registered to the satellite network. When the phone is ready to dial enter 00 plus the country code and phone number:

For Example: 001 954 973 3100.

To call an Iridium, Inmarsat, or Thuraya satellite phone, the caller needs to enter the international dialing code (i.e. In United States use 011, In Europe use 00, Etc*) and satellite phone number:

  • Calling from US to an Iridium phone: 011 8816 31049999
  • Calling from US to an Inmarsat Phone: 011 870 310499999
  • Calling from US to a Thuraya Phone: 011 882 16 31049999

* Each country has a different country code, here is a partial list for additional information on a specific country code visit http://www.howtocallabroad.com/codes.html

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Country Codes

Country Country Code Exit Code
Afghanistan 93 0
Albania 355 0
Algeria 213 0
Argentina 54 0
Australia 61 11
Austria 43 0
Bahamas 1 011
Bahrain 973 0
Bangladesh 880 0
Bolivia 591 0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 387 0
Botswana 267 0
Brazil 55 0014 – Brasil Telecom
0015 – Telefonica
0021 – Embratel
0023 – Intelig
0031 – Telmar
British Virgin Islands 1 11
Brunei 673 0
Bulgaria 359 0
Canada 1 11
Cape Verde 238 0
Cayman Islands 1 11
Central African Republic 236 0
Chile 56 1230 – Entel
1200 – Globus
1220 – Manquehue
1810 – Movistar
1690 – Netline
1710 – Telmex
China 86 0
Colombia 57 005 – UNE EPM
007 – ETB
009 – Movistar
00414 – Tigo
00468 – Avantel
00456 – Claro Fixed
00444 – Claro Mobile
Croatia 385 0
Cuba 53 119
Czech Republic 420 0
Djibouti 253 0
Dominican Republic 1 11
Egypt 20 0
El Salvador 503 0
Falkland (Malvinas) Islands 500 0
Finland 358 00, 990, 994, 999
France 33 0
Germany 49 0
Greece 30 0
Guatemala 502 0
Honduras 504 0
Hong Kong 852 1
Hungary 36 0
Iceland 354 0
India 91 0
Indonesia 62 001, 008 – Indosat
007 – Telkom
009 – Bakrie Telecom
Inmarsat Satellite 870 0
Iran 98 0
Iraq 964 0
Ireland 353 0
Iridium Satellite 8816/8817 0
Israel 972 00, 012, 013, 014, 018
Italy 39 0
Jamaica 1 11
Japan 81 10
Jordan 962 0
Kenya 254 000 (006 and 007 to Uganda and Tanzania)
Kuwait 965 0
Kyrgyzstan 996 0
Latvia 371 0
Lebanon 961 0
Liberia 231 0
Lithuania 370 0
Luxembourg 352 0
Malaysia 60 0
Mexico 52 0
Morocco 212 0
Myanmar 95 0
Netherlands 31 0
New Zealand 64 0
Norway 47 0
Pakistan 92 0
Panama 507 0
Peru 51 0
Philippines 63 0
Poland 48 0
Portugal 351 0
Qatar 974 0
Romania 40 0
Russian Federation 7 8 – wait for dial tone – 10
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 11
Saudi Arabia 966 0
Serbia 381 0
Sierra Leone 232 0
Singapore 65 001, 008
Slovakia 421 0
Somalia 252 0
South Africa 27 0
South Korea 82 001, 002
Spain 34 0
Sri Lanka 94 0
Sweden 46 0
Switzerland 41 0
Syria 963 0
Taiwan 886 2
Thailand 66 1
Thuraya Satellite 882 16 0
Trinidad and Tobago 1 011
Tunisia 216 00
Turkey 90 00
Uganda 256 00
Ukraine 380 00
United Arab Emirates 971 00
United Kingdom 44 00
United States of America 1 011
U.S. Virgin Islands 1 011
Uruguay 598 0
Uzbekistan 998 8 – wait for dial tone – 10
Venezuela 58 0
Vietnam 84 0
Yemen 967 0
Zimbabwe 263 0