|Egypt Country Code||20|
|International Access Code From Egypt||00|
|Directory Assistance||140 or 141|
When calling an Egyptian number from outside Egypt, leave off the area code's initial zero.
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.
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:
|Old Prefix||New Prefix|