Calling from Hungary to foreign countries is pretty much the same as anywhere else. Almost all foreign countries can be direct-dialed.

In Hungarian there are no strict rules on how to answer the telephone. You can simply say “Hello” or “Hallo”or “Igen” or “Tessék” and optionally give your name as well.

All Hungarian phone numbers consist of the country code (0036 or +36 or 06), an area code (1 for Budapest, or 2 digits for other towns – Pápa area code is 89) and a 6 to 8 digit number

If you call a local land line number within your area (e.g. within Papa) from another land line, you only have to dial the number only. You don’t have to dial the country and area code.

0036 89 555 666

To call another town or a cell phone from a land line you must call 0036 + Area code + number or 06 + Area code + number

0036 89 555 666 or 06 89 555 666

However, if you feel unsure how to dial a given number, the best and easiest way is just  always adding the country and area prefix, this will work in any case.

To make a call from a mobile phone to a land line number, you always have to dial the country code (06 or 0036 or +36) and the area code

0036 89 555 666 or 06 89 555 666 or +36 89 555 666

Calling from a mobile to another mobile phone, you must first dial the country code and then the prefix/area code of the mobile service provider of the person you are calling (20 for Telenor, 30 for T-Mobile and, 70 for Vodafone).

0036 30 555 666 or 06 30 555 666 or +36 30 555 666

If you are at the same mobile service provider, just call the number directly without the prefix.

0036 30 555 666 or 06 30 555 666 or +36 30 555 666

If you are not sure how to dial a number, just always add the country and area prefix, this will work in all cases. (eg: 0620…, 0630…, 0670…).

To call another country from a land line dial 00 + the country code of the country you are calling + the number (in General: if the number in the other country starts with a 0 you should drop that digit)

0049 0 5555 6666

To call another country from a mobile phone dial  00 or ‘+’ and the country code of the country you are calling + the number (in General: if the number in the other country starts with a 0 you should drop that digit)

0049 0 5555 6666 or +49 0 5555 6666

To call Hungary (land line or mobile phone) from another country dial the country code +36 or 0036 (06 only works within Hungary) + Area code + number

+36 89 555 666  or 0036 89 555 666

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