Telephone numbers in Israel

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Israel telephone numbers
Country Israel
Continent Asia
Regulator Israeli Ministry of Communications
Type closed
NSN length 8 or 9
Access codes
Country calling code +972
International call prefix 00 or 01x
Trunk prefix 0

Until the 1990s, telephone numbers in Israel had 6 digits (except in its early days), and until the 2000s, there were 8 area codes allocated to Bezeq, by region. Currently numbers have seven digits and Bezeq controls 6 area codes - 02 (Jerusalem), 03 (Gush Dan), 04 and 06 (Haifa and northern areas) were merged, as well as 07 (south), 08 (Shfela) and 09 (Sharon). Israel's country calling code is +972.

With the influence of VOIP long distance was deregulated in Israel. According to the Israel Ministry of Communication a VOIP number may be ported to a landline carrier and vice versa providing the option to have, say, a northern number in the south of the country. Numbers may not be ported, say, from the north to the south of the country on the same kind of line (e.g., VOIP to VOIP or landline to landline). Mobile number portability between cellular providers was introduced in late 2007.

The format for calls to landlines within the same area code is XXX-XXXX. For calls to a landline outside the local area, the area code is prefixed and the format becomes (0Y) XXX-XXXX for calls to landlines, where "0Y" is the area code. The format for calls to mobile and VOIP lines is 0YZ-XXX-XXXX, where "0YZ" is the mobile or VOIP indicator. When calling from outside of Israel, the leading "0" in area codes is not dialed, and the format is +972-Y-XXX-XXXX for calls to landlines, or +972-YZ-XXX-XXXX for calls to mobile and VOIP lines.

Access codes[edit]

For calling from Israel to another country: choose operator, and dial its international access code, then dial destination country code and then the rest of the local number.

  • 00 – registered customers
  • 012 – 012 Smile service
  • 013 – 013 Netvision service
  • 014 – Bezeq International service
  • 015 – Hallo 015 service
  • 016 – Golan Telecom service
  • 017 – Hot Mobile service
  • 018 – Xfone service
  • 019 – Telzar service
  • 0110 – Home Cellular service

Area codes[edit]

The leading 0 trunk code is not dialed from abroad.
Due to mobile number portability, a mobile phone with a prefix of one provider can be associated with a different provider.

Geographic area codes[edit]

When dialing within one of the geographical area codes (02,03,04,08,09) the prefix can be dropped (so instead of dialing (03) xxx-xxxx you can dial xxx-xxxx).

(02) XXX-XXXX Jerusalem area code
(03) XXX-XXXX Tel Aviv & Central area code
(04) XXX-XXXX Haifa & Northern area code
(08) XXX-XXXX Lowland & Southern area code
(09) XXX-XXXX Sharon area code

In the geographic area codes, first digits of the local number are identifying service operator:

(0Y) 2XX-XXXX Paltel (In the Palestinian Territories)
(0Y) 30X-XXXX
(0Y) 31X-XXXX
(0Y) 32X-XXXX
(0Y) 372-XXXX 012 Smile (Partner Company)
(0Y) 374-XXXX Orange (Partner Company)
(0Y) 373-XXXX Cellcom
(0Y) 376-XXXX Bezeq International
(0Y) 377-XXXX Veidan

Mobile phones codes[edit]

Number Operator
050-XXX-XXXX Pelephone
051-XXX-XXXX Proposed Xfone
052-XXX-XXXX Cellcom
053-XXX-XXXX Hot mobile[1]
054-XXX-XXXX Orange (Partner Company)
055-XXX-XXXX Mobile virtual network operators (MVNO's)
056-XXX-XXXX Wataniya Mobile (in the Palestinian territories)
058-XXX-XXXX Golan Telecom
059-XXX-XXXX Jawwal (in the Palestinian territories)
Codes of mobile virtual network operators
Number Operator
050-XXX-XXXX Walla Mobile (Pelephone)
054-XXX-XXXX 012 Mobile (Partner Company)
055-01X-XXXX Beezz
055-22X-XXXX Home Cellular
055-33X-XXXX Free Telecom
055-44X-XXXX Ituran
055-55X-XXXX T2T
055-58X-XXXX Sipme (Gale Phone)
Rami Levy Communications
055-70X-XXXX Cellact
055-77X-XXXX Binat Semech
YouPhone (Alon Cellular)
Telzar 019 (Azi Communications)

Non-geographic nationwide area code (Landline and VoIP)[edit]

Number Operator
071-8XX-XXXX Xfone
012 Smile (Partner Company)
073-7XX-XXXX Veidan
074-7XX-XXXX Orange (Partner Company)
076-5XX-XXXX Bezeq International
076-8XX-XXXX Bezeq
077-XXX-XXXX Hot
078-2XX-XXXX Golan Telecom
079-9XX-XXXX Telzar 019

Special numbers[edit]

Special numbers include emergency and aid services, along with technical support and other provider services:[2]

  • 100 - Police
  • 101 - Ambulance Service
  • 102 - Fire Fighters
  • 103 - Electric Corporation
  • 106 - Municipal Call Center <in most cities>
  • 107 - Municipal Call Center <in some cities>
  • 108 - Municipal Call Center <in some cities>
  • 109 - Municipal Call Center <in some cities>
  • 110 - Automated Number Announcement Circuit
  • 118 - Ministry of Social Affair's emergency service
  • 1201 - Mental health first aid
  • 1255 XXX - Hospital Information Center <only in times of emergency>
  • 1212 XX XX - Telephone-Based poll and televoting
  • 1200 XXX XXX - Televoting
  • *XXXX - (Star and 4 digits) Speed dial service
  • 1234 - Bezeq-Card service (Bezeq lines only)
  • 1346 - Dial up access to ISP service
  • 1455 - Speaking clock - Time and date in Israel and around the world
  • 142 - Collect Call
  • 144 - Telephone Listings Information
  • 166 - Bezeq technical support
  • 199 - Bezeq customer service
  • 164 - Bezeq business customer service
  • 1 599 XXX XXX - Business Toll
  • 1 700 XXX XXX - Business Toll
  • 1 80X XXX XXX - Toll Free
  • 1 90X XXX XXX - Premium
  • Note - The Israeli telecommunication infrastructure is available and used extensively in the Palestinian Territories too.

"Kosher" numbers[edit]

"Kosher" phones and networks are essentially phones with Haredi rabbinical approval that can be used for communication without entertainment functionality or connectivity. This is a line that has a pre-defined prefix and it is blocked to content that Haredi activists feel is not appropriate for their community. Such blocking includes cellular internet access, chat rooms, SMS, etc. It should not be imputed that other phones are not kosher according to Jewish law, as evidenced by the fact that a very large number - if not the majority - of observant Orthodox Jews worldwide do not restrict themselves to "kosher" phones; rather the description "kosher" phones is a loose description implying an added level of stringency accepted by some communities.

Some mobile plans include a large allocation of minutes to kosher numbers, which are:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Former prefix 057. Changed to 053 in November 2014.
  2. ^ Emergency numbers

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