When calling an Egyptian number from outside Egypt, leave off the area code's initial zero.

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When calling an Egyptian number from outside Egypt, leave off the area code's initial zero.

Mobile Phones

Egypt’s GSM network (on the 900MHz/1800MHz band) has thorough coverage, at least in urban areas. SIM cards from any of the three carriers (Vodafone, the largest; Mobinil; Etisalat) cost LE15. You can buy them as well as top-up cards from most kiosks, where you may be asked to show your passport. For pay-as-you-go data service (about LE5 per day or LE50 per month), register at a company phone shop.

Mobile Phone Numbers in Egypt

All mobile phone numbers have had 11 digits, beginning with 01, since October 2011, although you may still see old-format numbers in print. Use this table to determine the extra digit:

010

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0100

011

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0111

012

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0122

014

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0114

016

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0106

017

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0127

018

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0128

019

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0109