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How to Call Israel from the U.S.

Stop staring at those calling cards to Israel and start making those calls to Israel!

If you’re confused by all the dialing rules, this helpful “How To Call Israel” guide may be just what you need.

To call Israel from the U.S., just follow these simple dialing directions:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 972, the country code for Israel.
  • Then dial the area code (1 digit — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (7 digits).

Need more help with how to call Israel?

Here is a list of some major city area codes and city calling codes:

ISRAEL AREA CODES
Ashdod 8
Ashkelon 8
Beer-Shev’a 8
Bethlehem 2
Eilat 8
Gaza Strip 8
Haifa 4
Herzlia 9
Hevron 2
Jaffa 3
Jericho 2
Jerusalem 2
Nazareth 4
Naharia 4
Netanya 9
Raanana 9
Ramalla 2
Ramat Gan 3
Safed 4
Sharon Junction 9
Shefelah 8
Tel Aviv 8
West Bank 2

Need to call a toll-free number in Israel?

A toll-free number may not always work when calling Israel from the U.S. Toll-free calls are usually free, yes, but you could get charged an international rate when calling from abroad. Try the regular number instead.

Is there a better service that will let me call Israel for less?

It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to call Haifa or scheduling a reunion in Tel Aviv…the Vonage World® plan doesn’t deal in calling cards with confusing usage rules or cell plans so complicated they make your head spin. All Vonage World does is provide you with steady, cost-effective home phone service with unlimited¹ calls to Israel.

Stop talking about calling Israel and just call Israel!

Help your family in Israel achieve the power of unlimited¹ calls to landlines and mobiles in the U.S. by signing them up for a Vonage World account. Next, you’ll ship them the Vonage Box™² which allows your relatives to have the same U.S. area code as you. Keep in mind that is if everyone involved uses Vonage as their main service, all calls between you are free! That means all calls to Israel and all calls from Israel will cost you nothing extra. All you’ll need is a high speed Internet connection and you’re good to go, with Vonage World.

Where can I find user friendly international calling apps?

Visit Vonage Mobile for Android™ & iPhone® calling apps to make international calls.

¹Unlimited calling and other services for all residential plans are based on normal residential, personal, non-commercial use. A combination of factors is used to determine abnormal use, including but not limited to: the number of unique numbers called, calls forwarded, minutes used and other factors. Subject to our Reasonable Use Policy and Terms of Service.

²You 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.