What is a national number and how does it work?

For certain countries, Twilio offers national phone numbers, which are also sometimes called non-geographic phone numbers. These are phone numbers in ranges designated to be reachable from the entire country at the same price anywhere in the country as a local phone call. Unlike geographic phone numbers, which are tied to a particular city or region such as Paris or Barcelona, national phone numbers are not tied to a particular local area. As such, geodata for a national number is listed as the country only. Additionally, in some countries, national numbers can only be reached from within the country, although this varies based on the phone provider from which a national number is being dialed.

Your Twilio project is charged for making and receiving phone calls on a national number just as if the it was a local number. For full pricing details throughout the world, see our pricing page.

Placing calls into a national Twilio phone number should be charged by the calling carrier the same way a local call would be charged. However, each carrier around the world is responsible for this pricing, and this could vary based on the pricing of a caller's carrier. To be sure of the charge that will be incurred to call into a Twilio national number, you or your customer should speak with your carrier.

Below are some of the national number prefixes offered by Twilio. For the most up-to-date list of national numbers, please go to Numbers and Capabilities Page and look under the column "Types of Numbers Offered" for the word "National."

Country

National Numbers Prefix

Algeria

+21398

Armenia

+37460

Austria

+43720

Bahrain

+97316

Belgium

+3278

Bosnia and Herzegovina

+38770

Costa Rica

+5064

Czech Republic

+420910

Denmark

+4589, +4578

Estonia

+37288 , +3728

Finland

+35875

France

+339

Georgia

+995706

Germany

+49322

Hong Kong

+85258, +852, +85230

Ireland

+35376

Israel

+9727

Japan

+8150

Malta

+35627 , +356,+3562

Netherlands

+3185

Portugal

+35130

Singapore

+6531

South Africa

+2787

South Korea

+8270

Spain

+34518

Sweden

+4610

Tunisia

+216

Turkey

+90850

Uganda

+25620

Ukraine

+38089

United Kingdom

+4433




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