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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
Alexandria 3
Aswan 97
Asyut 88
Beni Suef 82
Cairo 2
Damanhur 45
El Mahalla el Kubra 40
(El) Minya 86
Fayoum 84
Giza 2
Ismailia 64
Luxor 95
Mansoura 50
Port Said 66
Rafah 68
Shebin El Kom 48
Sohag 93
Suez 62
Tanta 40
Qunea 96
Zagazig 55

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

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.

What’s a more affordable way to call Egypt from the United States?

Whether you’re trying to reach relatives in Cairo or call your besties in Alexandria, the Vonage World® plan is a great way to make international calls for a lot less money! Don’t bother anymore with ridiculous calling cards to Egypt or tricky calling plans because Vonage is a highly affordable home phone service. With Vonage World you’ll get great low rates to Egypt, so if you call Egypt often, there can be no better choice!

You can even give Vonage to your family in Egypt

You may also want to consider sharing Vonage World with friends and family in Egypt. It’s as easy as signing them up for Vonage World with your own account, and we’ll send you a Vonage Box™*…which you’ll then ship to them. After that they can make unlimited1 calls to landlines and mobiles in the U.S. anytime they want. So your brother in Luxor will have the same U.S. area code as you, meaning anyone in the U.S. can call him for the same price as if he were their neighbor… instead of paying international rates when placing a call to Egypt. And best of all, if both of you have Vonage, calls between you are free!

Are there any international calling apps?

Check out Vonage Mobile for Android™ & iPhone® international calling apps.

* You sign up for an additional account and remain responsible for all charges and activity on each account, as well as shipping for the adapter and for compliance with the laws of the country outside of the U.S. where the Vonage adapter may be used. Vonage customer support is in English and Spanish only. Vonage 911 service does not operate outside the U.S.