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How to Call Kuwait from the U.S.

When it takes you more time to look up how to call Kuwait than the time spent on the actual call, it might be time to let us lend you a hand.

Luckily for you, we just so happen to have this handy “How to Call Kuwait” guide below.

To call Kuwait from the U.S., just follow these dialing instructions:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. exit code.
  • Next dial 965, the Kuwait country code.
  • Then dial the 8-digit phone number.
  • EX: 011 + 965 + XXXX XXXX

Need more help with how to call Kuwait?

Here is a list of some major cities and their calling codes:

KUWAIT CITY CALLING CODES
Abdalli 470
Ahmadi 398
Ahmadi & Umm-Alhaiman 327, 328
Ardhiyah 480, 488, 489
Fahaheel 391, 392
Porsgrunn-Skien 35
Farwaniah 471, 472, 473, 474 476
Free Trade Zone 461
Funtas 390
Hawalli 261, 262, 263, 264 265, 266
Jaber Al-Ali 383, 384
Jabriyah 531, 532, 533, 534
Jahra 477, 478
Jahra-B 455, 456, 457, 458
Jaleeb Al-Shuyoukh 431, 433, 434
Manqaf & Shuiba 371, 372, 376
Mushrif 538
Nuzha 224, 251, 252, 253 254, 255, 256, 257 258, 259
Qurain 541, 542, 543, 544
Ras Salmiyah 571, 572, 573, 574, 575
Rekka 394, 396
Sabah Salem 551, 552
Safat 240, 241, 242, 243 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249
Salmiyah 561, 562, 563, 564, 565
Shuwaikh 481, 483, 484
South Subahiyah 361, 362
Sulaibikhat 487
Sulaibiyah 467
Wafra 381
Zoor 395

If you’re still having difficulty getting your calls to Kuwait to go through, see if you’ve possibly made one of these common dialing errors:

Cell phones sometimes auto block international calls

A large number of service providers authorize manufacturers to release new cell phones with the international calling option blocked. Just be sure to change that setting if that seems to be the case, and your call should go through.

Mobiles, area codes and you

When dialing international cell phone numbers, you don’t need to use the area code due to the fact that many countries already have a dedicated first digit that takes the place of the area code.

Trunk codes

Numbers that begin with zero — that number is called a “trunk code,” by the way — are rare. The trunk code is only used when calling internationally from within certain nations. Just drop the zero if you’re not in a location needing a trunk code.

Dialing internationally on VoIP phones

Some Internet phone, or “VoIP,” services don’t need you to press 011 to make international calls. You may not even need to dial that exit code, so check to see if your VoIP phone is one of those.

Now there are international calling services…and there are INTERNATIONAL CALLING SERVICES, but Vonage World Plus 1000® puts them all to shame. If calling Kuwait for less is your top priority, there’s no one out there who can help you like we can.

Let your loved ones in Kuwait call you for free, with Vonage!

It’s always nice to call someone you love, but once in a while, doesn’t it feel better to have them call you? There’s nothing wrong with that since all relationships are a two-way street. So sure, call Kuwait to your heart’s content (which we can help you with), but also consider giving your people the power to call you! (We can also help you with that!) When you sign up for Vonage World Plus 1000, we’ll send you our amazing Vonage Box™,¹ which will let you make unlimited² landline calls to Kuwait for up to 1000 minutes a month, and give you super low per-minute rates to cell phones there. The Vonage Box equipment, delivery (in the U.S. only) and activation are all free. Then, if you get your loved ones signed up for an account, they will also receive a Vonage Box¹ and can then make unlimited calls to landlines and mobile lines to you or anywhere else in the U.S. because they’ll be sharing your exact same area code!

Drop the calling cards to Kuwait and just call Kuwait like it’s right next door, because with Vonage, it may as well be.

Info on international calling apps, please!

Check out Vonage Mobile®, our new iPhone® and Android™ international calling apps. It’s free, it works on 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi, and, oh yeah…it’s free. Learn more today!

¹You 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.

²Unlimited 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.