Montreal Inbound International Dialing

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

Dial Montreal, Canada

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

To dial a Montreal phone number, you will need:

Your dialing procedure may be affected if you are calling Montreal 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  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 Montreal, Quebec.

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 Montreal 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 Montreal.

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 Montreal. Country codes are also known as ISDs or international subscriber dialing codes.

If your Montreal phone number starts with a ' 1 ' - e.g., 1 514 224 1800, don't add a second ' 1 '. Dial just a single ' 1 ' after the international access code.

3. Dial a 10-digit Montreal phone number

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

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

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

Some common Montreal area codes are: 438 , 514 , and 450 . List of Montreal area codes

Lookup a Montreal phone number

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Steps to Dial Montreal from a Specific Country

Follow the links below for country-specific dialing instructions for calling Montreal 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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