Halifax Inbound International Dialing

To make an international telephone call to Halifax, Nova Scotia from any country worldwide, please follow the dialing procedure shown below.

Dial Halifax, Canada

Canada has highly standardized phone numbers, so the dialing steps are the same whether you are dialing a Halifax landline phone or a Halifax mobile phone

To dial a Halifax phone number, you will need:

Your dialing procedure may be affected if you are calling Halifax using a calling card or VoIP phone service. Follow links for more additional information for dialing.

Click here for dialing steps by country.

Procedure to Dial Halifax, NS from Any Country

Follow this basic dialing procedure to place an international long-distance call from any country worldwide to a landline or mobile phone number in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

The procedure outlined below is for direct international dialing from a landline or mobile phone in the home or office.

Additional or different dialing steps may be required when calling Halifax using calling card or VoIP service.

1. Dial international access code / IDD:   ddd 

Dial your country's international access code (aka international direct dial code or IDD) to initiate a phone call to Halifax.

Lookup your international access code here.

Note that some mobile operators do not require dialing an IDD and/or allow use of substitute characters (such as '+') in lieu of dialing an IDD. As well, in many cases you don't dial an IDD when using a calling card or VoIP service.

2. Dial Canada country code: + 1 

Dial country code +1 to reach any location in Canada, including Halifax. Country codes are also known as ISDs or international subscriber dialing codes.

If your Halifax phone number starts with a ' 1 ' - e.g., 1 902 224 1800, don't add a second ' 1 '. Dial just a single ' 1 ' after the international access code.

3. Dial a 10-digit Halifax phone number

All Halifax phone numbers are 10-digits long with two parts:

a. Dial a 3-digit Halifax area code:  aaa 

b. Dial a 7-digit local subscriber number: nnn nnnn

The main Halifax area codes are 902 - more Halifax area codes

Lookup a Halifax phone number

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Steps to Dial Halifax from a Specific Country

Follow the links below for country-specific dialing instructions for calling Halifax landline and mobile phones. These pages include originating country access codes and other information.

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Dialing Tips

  • If you are in an office or building with a main switchboard or PBX, make sure you have a live outside line by dialing '9' or similar
  • Some mobile carriers provide shortcuts for making international calls - generally, by changing if or how an IDD is dialed. E.g., In Canada, t-mobile allows you to dial a '+' instead of an IDD when calling international numbers.
  • Most calling cards do not require an IDD - but generally do require dialing of additional access numbers and identifying codes
  • Most VoIP services do not require an IDD - but VoIP dialing procedures vary widely, so check dialing for your service carefully
  • Make sure you don't have an extra '1' in your number (see step #2)

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