Telephone numbers in Israel

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Israel telephone numbers
Israel (orthographic projection) with disputed territories.svg
Location
CountryIsrael
ContinentAsia
RegulatorIsraeli Ministry of Communications
Typeclosed
NSN length8 or 9 (landline)
10 (mobile)
Typical format(0A) XXX-XXXX (landline)
05N-XXX-XXXX (mobile)
Access codes
Country calling code+972
International call prefix00 or 01x
Trunk prefix0

Telephone numbers in Israel consist of an area code and a subscriber number. The dial plan type in Israel is closed, and "0" is the internal Trunk prefix in Israel. Israel's country calling code is +972.

When dialing an Israeli number from inside of Israel, the format is :
"0 - Area/network operator code (A/N) - subscriber number (X)"

When dialing an Israeli number from outside Israel, the format is :
"+972 - Area/network operator code (A/N) - subscriber number (X)"

The Israeli telecommunication infrastructure includes the Palestinian telecommunication system.

History[edit]

In 1965, many Israeli phone numbers had 6 digits, but some had 5, according to the Tel-Aviv-area phone book. [1] There were ten area codes at that time: 02 Jerusalem, Bet Shemesh; 03 Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, Rehovot, Ashdod; 04 Haifa and western Galilee; 051 Ashkelon; 053 Netanya; 057 Beersheva and most of the Negev; 059 Eilat; 065 Afula, Nazareth; 063 Hadera, Zichron Yaakov; and 067 Tiberias, Zefat and eastern Galilee. [2]

As recently as the 1990s, most telephone numbers in Israel had 6 digits (without area code digit). Currently there are 5 geographic area codes and 2 more non-geographic area codes, and numbers has 7 or 8 digits (without area code digit).

Structure and format[edit]

The format for calls to landlines within the same area code is XXX-XXXX (7 digits subscriber number). For calls to a landline outside the local area, the area code is prefixed and the format becomes (0A) XXX-XXXX for calls to landlines, where "0A" is the area code.

The format for calls to cellular mobile phones is 05N-XXX-XXXX, where "05N" is the mobile operator indicator. The format for calls to VoIP lines is 07N-XXX-XXXX, where "07N" is the VoIP operator indicator.

When calling from outside of Israel, the leading "0" in area codes is not dialed, and the format is +972-A-XXX-XXXX for calls to landlines, +972-5N-XXX-XXXX for calls to mobile lines, +972-7N-XXX-XXXX for calls to VoIP lines.

Prefix Service type Local format International format
00, 01x International call prefix (from Israel to other countries) 00 or 01x
02, 03, 04, 08, 09 Geographic area codes (0A) XXX-XXXX +972 A XXX-XXXX
05 Area code for cellular and mobile devices 05N XXX-XXXX +972 5N XXX-XXXX
07 Non-Geographic area code for landline, VoIP and VoC services 07N XXX-XXXX +972 7N XXX-XXXX
10, 11, 12 Short codes for emergency services 10X or 11X or 12XX Not available from abroad[3]
151 Voice mail 151-X(X) XXX-XXXX +972 151-X(X) XXX-XXXX
153 Fax box 153-X(X) XXX-XXXX +972 153-X(X) XXX-XXXX
1599 Business Toll 1 599 XXX-XXX +972 1599 XXX-XXX
1700 Business Toll 1 700 XXX-XXX +972 1700 XXX-XXX[4]
180X Toll free 1 80X XXX-XXX +972 180X XXX-XXX[5]
19XX Premium rate 1 9XX XXX-XXX Not available from abroad

International call prefix[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.

Area codes[edit]

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]

Geographic area codes of Israel

When dialing within one of the geographical area codes (2, 3, 4, 8, 9) the prefix can be dropped (so instead of dialing (0A)XXX-XXXX you can dial XXX-XXXX).

Local Format International format Description
(02) XXX-XXXX +972 2 XXX-XXXX Jerusalem District area code
(03) XXX-XXXX +972 3 XXX-XXXX Tel Aviv District & Central District area code
(04) XXX-XXXX +972 4 XXX-XXXX Haifa District & Northern District area code
(08) XXX-XXXX +972 8 XXX-XXXX Lowland & Southern District area code
(09) XXX-XXXX +972 9 XXX-XXXX Sharon area code
  • In the geographic area codes, first digits of the local number are identifying service operator:
Local Format International format Operator
(0A) 2XX-XXXX +972 A 2XX-XXXX Paltel (In the Palestinian Territories)
(0A) 30X-XXXX
(0A) 31X-XXXX
+972 A 30X-XXXX
+972 A 31X-XXXX
Hot (Altice)
(0A) 370-XXXX +972 A 370-XXXX Cellact
(0A) 371-XXXX +972 A 371-XXXX Xfone (Inoperative)
(0A) 372-XXXX +972 A 372-XXXX Partner
(0A) 373-XXXX +972 A 373-XXXX Cellcom
(0A) 374-XXXX +972 A 374-XXXX Partner
(0A) 375-XXXX +972 A 375-XXXX Hallo 015
(0A) 376-XXXX +972 A 376-XXXX Bezeq International
(0A) 377-XXXX +972 A 377-XXXX Cellcom
(0A) 378-XXXX +972 A 378-XXXX Free Telecom (x2one)
(0A) 379-XXXX +972 A 379-XXXX Bynet Businesses (Inoperative)
(0A) 380-XXXX
(0A) 380-XXXX
+972 A 380-XXXX
+972 A 380-XXXX
Hallo 015
(0A) 5XX-XXXX
(0A) 6XX-XXXX
(0A) 7XX-XXXX
(0A) 8XX-XXXX
(0A) 9XX-XXXX
+972 A 5XX-XXXX
+972 A 6XX-XXXX
+972 A 7XX-XXXX
+972 A 8XX-XXXX
+972 A 9XX-XXXX
Bezeq

Cellular and mobile devices area code 05[edit]

Local Format International format Operator
050 XXX-XXXX +972 50 XXX-XXXX Pelephone
051 XXX-XXXX +972 51 XXX-XXXX We4G (Xfone)
052 XXX-XXXX +972 52 XXX-XXXX Cellcom
053 XXX-XXXX +972 53 XXX-XXXX Hot mobile (Altice) [6]
054 XXX-XXXX +972 54 XXX-XXXX Partner (also operates 012mobile[7])
055 22X-XXXX
055 23X-XXXX
+972 55 22X-XXXX
+972 55 23X-XXXX
Cellcom (Formerly Home Cellular)
055 24X-XXXX
055 25X-XXXX
055 26X-XXXX
055 27X-XXXX
+972 55 24X-XXXX
+972 55 25X-XXXX
+972 55 26X-XXXX
+972 55 27X-XXXX
019 Mobile (019 Telzar)
055 32X-XXXX
055 33X-XXXX
+972 55 32X-XXXX
+972 55 33X-XXXX
Free Telecom
055 44X-XXXX +972 55 44X-XXXX Cellran (Tadiran) (Inoperative)
055 50X-XXXX
055 51X-XXXX
+972 55 50X-XXXX
+972 55 51X-XXXX
Annatel
055 55X-XXXX
055 66X-XXXX
055 67X-XXXX
055 68X-XXXX
+972 55 55X-XXXX
+972 55 66X-XXXX
+972 55 67X-XXXX
+972 55 68X-XXXX
Rami Levy
055 70X-XXXX
055 71X-XXXX
055 72X-XXXX
+972 55 70X-XXXX
+972 55 71X-XXXX
+972 55 72X-XXXX
Cellact
055 87X-XXXX
055 88X-XXXX
055 89X-XXXX
+972 55 87X-XXXX
+972 55 88X-XXXX
+972 55 89X-XXXX
Pelephone (Formerly YouPhone)
055 9XX-XXXX +972 55 9XX-XXXX 019 Mobile (019 Telzar)
056 XXX-XXXX +972 56 XXX-XXXX Wataniya Mobile (in the Palestinian territories)
058 XXX-XXXX +972 58 XXX-XXXX Golan Telecom
059 XXX-XXXX +972 59 XXX-XXXX Jawwal (in the Palestinian territories)

Non-geographic nationwide area code 07[edit]

Non-geographic nationwide area code can be used by Landline and VoIP operators.

Local Format International format Operator
071 8XX-XXXX +972 71 8XX-XXXX Xfone (Inoperative)
072 2XX-XXXX
072 3XX-XXXX
+972 72 2XX-XXXX
+972 72 3XX-XXXX
Partner
073 2XX-XXXX
073 3XX-XXXX
073 7XX-XXXX
+972 73 2XX-XXXX
+972 73 3XX-XXXX
+972 73 7XX-XXXX
Cellcom
074 7XX-XXXX +972 74 7XX-XXXX Partner
076 5XX-XXXX +972 76 5XX-XXXX Bezeq International
076 8XX-XXXX +972 76 8XX-XXXX Bezeq
077 XXX-XXXX +972 77 XXX-XXXX Hot (Altice)
079 2XX-XXXX +972 79 2XX-XXXX Free Telecom
079 3XX-XXXX +972 79 3XX-XXXX Bynet Businesses (Inoperative)
079 5XX-XXXX
079 6XX-XXXX
+972 79 5XX-XXXX
+972 79 6XX-XXXX
Hallo 015
079 7XX-XXXX +972 79 7XX-XXXX Cellact
079 8XX-XXXX +972 79 8XX-XXXX Annatel
079 9XX-XXXX +972 79 9XX-XXXX 019 Telzar

Special numbers[edit]

Special numbers include emergency and aid services, along with technical support and other provider services:[8]

100 - Police
101 - Ambulance Service
102 - Fire Fighters
103 - Electric Corporation
104 - Home Front Command (Information about how to act in war and earthquake)
105 - Child Online Protection Bureau [9]
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 - Police information service
118 - Ministry of Social Affairs emergency service
1201 - Mental health first aid
1221 - Emergency Medical Response
1255 XXX - Hospital Information Center <only in times of emergency>
*XXXX - (Star and 4 digits) Speed dial service
1234 - Bezeq-Card service (Bezeq lines only)
1455 - Speaking clock - Time and date in Israel and around the world
142 - Collect Call
144 - Telephone Listings Information
166 - Bezeq technical support
171 - Israel Post Office
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

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. This does not mean 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 one, implying an added level of stringency accepted by some communities.

The companies who provides "kosher numbers" allocated exclusive ranges for those lines, which are:

+972 (A) 80X-XXXX - Bezeq (When A = 2,3,4,8,9)
+972 50 41X-XXXX  - Pelephone
+972 52 71X-XXXX  - Cellcom, second range
+972 52 76X-XXXX  - Cellcom, first range
+972 53 31X-XXXX  - Hot Mobile, first range
+972 53 41X-XXXX  - Hot Mobile, second range
+972 54 84X-XXXX  - Partner, first range
+972 54 85X-XXXX  - Partner, second range
+972 55 32X-XXXX  - Free Telecom
+972 55 67X-XXXX  - Rami Levy
+972 55 71X-XXXX  - Cellact
+972 55 98X-XXXX  - 019 Telzar
+972 58 32X-XXXX  - Golan Telecom
+972 72 29X-XXXX  - Partner (012smile)
+972 73 724-XXXX  - Veidan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://genealogyindexer.org/view/1965Israel/1965Israel%20-%200196.pdf
  2. ^ http://genealogyindexer.org/view/1965Israel/1965Israel%20-%200005.pdf
  3. ^ Hospital emergency services available in +972 1255-XXX. Other emergency services available from abroad by its full number (full numbers can be found in the Internet).
  4. ^ Not available from most countries outside Israel
  5. ^ Not available from most countries outside Israel
  6. ^ Former prefix 057. Changed to 053 in November 2014.
  7. ^ "אודות 012 סמייל". www.012mobile.co.il. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  8. ^ Emergency numbers
  9. ^ https://www.gov.il/en/departments/child_online_protection_bureau

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