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Please note: any information on charges and prices given on this page is subject to change.

International Country Dialing Codes (alphabetical)

  • 93
  • Afghanistan
  • 355
  • Albania
  • 213
  • Algeria
  • 684
  • American Samoa
  • 376
  • Andorra
  • 244
  • Angola
  • 809
  • Anguilla
  • 268
  • Antigua
  • 54
  • Argentina
  • 374
  • Armenia
  • 297
  • Aruba
  • 247
  • Ascension Island
  • 61
  • Australia
  • 672
  • Australian External Territories
  • 43
  • Austria
  • 994
  • Azerbaijan
  • 242
  • Bahamas
  • 246
  • Barbados
  • 973
  • Bahrain
  • 880
  • Bangladesh
  • 375
  • Belarus
  • 32
  • Belgium
  • 501
  • Belize
  • 229
  • Benin
  • 809
  • Bermuda
  • 975
  • Bhutan
  • 284
  • British Virgin Islands
  • 591
  • Bolivia
  • 387
  • Bosnia and Hercegovina
  • 267
  • Botswana
  • 55
  • Brazil
  • 284
  • British V.I.
  • 673
  • Brunei Darussalm
  • 359
  • Bulgaria
  • 226
  • Burkina Faso
  • 257
  • Burundi
  • 855
  • Cambodia
  • 237
  • Cameroon
  • 1
  • Canada
  • 238
  • Capr Verde Islands
  • 1
  • Caribbean Nations
  • 345
  • Cayman Islands
  • 238
  • Cape Verdi
  • 236
  • Central African Republic
  • 235
  • Chad
  • 56
  • Chile
  • 86
  • China (People's Republic)
  • 886
  • China-Taiwan
  • 57
  • Colombia
  • 269
  • Comoros and Mayotte
  • 242
  • Congo
  • 682
  • Cook Islands
  • 506
  • Costa Rica
  • 385
  • Croatia
  • 53
  • Cuba
  • 357
  • Cyprus
  • 420
  • Czech Republic
  • 45
  • Denmark
  • 246
  • Diego Garcia
  • 767
  • Dominca
  • 809
  • Dominican Republic
  • 253
  • Djibouti
  • 593
  • Ecuador
  • 20
  • Egypt
  • 503
  • El Salvador
  • 240
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • 291
  • Eritrea
  • 372
  • Estonia
  • 251
  • Etdiopia
  • 500
  • Falkland Islands
  • 298
  • Faroe (Faeroe) Islands (Denmark)
  • 679
  • Fiji
  • 358
  • Finland
  • 33
  • France
  • 596
  • French Antilles
  • 594
  • French Guiana
  • 241
  • Gabon (Gabonese Republic)
  • 220
  • Gambia
  • 995
  • Georgia
  • 49
  • Germany
  • 233
  • Ghana
  • 350
  • Gibraltar
  • 30
  • Greece
  • 299
  • Greenland
  • 473
  • Grenada/Carricou
  • 671
  • Guam
  • 502
  • Guatemala
  • 224
  • Guinea
  • 245
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • 592
  • Guyana
  • 509
  • Haiti
  • 504
  • Honduras
  • 852
  • Hong Kong
  • 36
  • Hungary
  • 354
  • Iceland
  • 91
  • India
  • 62
  • Indonesia
  • 98
  • Iran
  • 964
  • Iraq
  • 353
  • Ireland (Irish Republic; Eire)
  • 972
  • Israel
  • 39
  • Italy
  • 225
  • Ivory Coast (La Cote d'Ivoire)
  • 876
  • Jamaica
  • 81
  • Japan
  • 962
  • Jordan
  • 7
  • Kazakhstan
  • 254
  • Kenya
  • 855
  • Khmer Republic (Cambodia/Kampuchea)
  • 686
  • Kiribati Republic (Gilbert Islands)
  • 82
  • Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
  • 850
  • Korea, People's Republic of (North Korea)
  • 965
  • Kuwait
  • 996
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • 371
  • Latvia
  • 856
  • Laos
  • 961
  • Lebanon
  • 266
  • Lesotdo
  • 231
  • Liberia
  • 370
  • Litduania
  • 218
  • Libya
  • 423
  • Liechtenstein
  • 352
  • Luxembourg
  • 853
  • Macao
  • 389
  • Macedonia
  • 261
  • Madagascar
  • 265
  • Malawi
  • 60
  • Malaysia
  • 960
  • Maldives
  • 223
  • Mali
  • 356
  • Malta
  • 692
  • Marshall Islands
  • 596
  • Martinique (French Antilles)
  • 222
  • Mauritania
  • 230
  • Mauritius
  • 269
  • Mayolte
  • 52
  • Mexico
  • 691
  • Micronesia (F.S. of Polynesia)
  • 373
  • Moldova
  • 33
  • Monaco
  • 976
  • Mongolia
  • 473
  • Montserrat
  • 212
  • Morocco
  • 258
  • Mozambique
  • 95
  • Myanmar (former Burma)
  • 264
  • Namibia (former South-West Africa)
  • 674
  • Nauru
  • 977
  • Nepal
  • 31
  • Netherlands
  • 599
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • 869
  • Nevis
  • 687
  • New Caledonia
  • 64
  • New Zealand
  • 505
  • Nicaragua
  • 227
  • Niger
  • 234
  • Nigeria
  • 683
  • Niue
  • 850
  • Nortd Korea
  • 1 670
  • Nortd Mariana Islands (Saipan)
  • 47
  • Norway
  • 968
  • Oman
  • 92
  • Pakistan
  • 680
  • Palau
  • 507
  • Panama
  • 675
  • Papua New Guinea
  • 595
  • Paraguay
  • 51
  • Peru
  • 63
  • Philippines
  • 48
  • Poland
  • 351
  • Portugal (includes Azores)
  • 1 787
  • Puerto Rico
  • 974
  • Qatar
  • 262
  • Reunion (France)
  • 40
  • Romania
  • 7
  • Russia
  • 250
  • Rwanda (Rwandese Republic)
  • 670
  • Saipan
  • 378
  • San Marino
  • 239
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • 966
  • Saudi Arabia
  • 221
  • Senegal
  • 381
  • Serbia and Montenegro
  • 248
  • Seychelles
  • 232
  • Sierra Leone
  • 65
  • Singapore
  • 421
  • Slovakia
  • 386
  • Slovenia
  • 677
  • Solomon Islands
  • 252
  • Somalia
  • 27
  • South Africa
  • 34
  • Spain
  • 94
  • Sri Lanka
  • 290
  • St. Helena
  • 869
  • St. Kitts/Nevis
  • 508
  • St. Pierre &(et) Miquelon (France)
  • 249
  • Sudan
  • 597
  • Suriname
  • 268
  • Swaziland
  • 46
  • Sweden
  • 41
  • Switzerland
  • 963
  • Syrian Arab Republic (Syria)
  • 689
  • Tahiti (French Polynesia)
  • 886
  • Taiwan
  • 7
  • Tajikistan
  • 255
  • Tanzania (includes Zanzibar)
  • 66
  • tdailand
  • 228
  • Togo (Togolese Republic)
  • 690
  • Tokelau
  • 676
  • Tonga
  • 1 868
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • 216
  • Tunisia
  • 90
  • Turkey
  • 993
  • Turkmenistan
  • 688
  • Tuvalu (Ellice Islands)
  • 256
  • Uganda
  • 380
  • Ukraine
  • 971
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 44
  • United Kingdom
  • 598
  • Uruguay
  • 1
  • USA
  • 7
  • Uzbekistan
  • 678
  • Vanuatu (New Hebrides)
  • 39
  • Vatican City
  • 58
  • Venezuela
  • 84
  • Viet Nam
  • 1 340
  • Virgin Islands
  • 681
  • Wallis and Futuna
  • 685
  • Western Samoa
  • 381
  • Yemen (People's Democratic Republic of)
  • 967
  • Yemen Arab Republic (North Yemen)
  • 381
  • Yugoslavia (discontinued)
  • 243
  • Zaire
  • 260
  • Zambia
  • 263
  • Zimbabwe
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Mobile / Cell Phones & Accounts in Finland

Accounts: Getting Connected
There is no set-up fee for a mobile phone account, but if you don't have a Finnish credit history you may need to pay a deposit to open a mobile phone line. The deposit can be substantial but is fully refundable when either you cancel the service or the 'trial period' of up to 2 years is over. Alternatively, when you first arrive in Finland a prepaid service can be the quickest and cheapest way to get set up.

Landlines were consigned to history long ago in Finland, and are no longer available.

Mobile services, including broadband, are reasonably priced. Rates for all services can vary significantly between operators, so shop around for the best deal and look at packages and the special offers.

You can usually arrange a telephone line over the phone; the SIM cards will be posted to you.
Get connected: call a Mobile Phone Operator

Buying a Phone
'Phone' is puhelin in Finnish. 'Mobile / cell phone' is matkapuhelin, kännykkä, känny, or käsipuhelin. 'Smartphone' is älypuhelin.
If you need a phone:

Prepaid Mobile & Data Services in Finland

Prepaid packages are an easy way to get started with a Finnish mobile phone service, and a deposit is not required when setting up prepaid services. Pricing is reasonable and services include Internet access.

Prepaid subscriptions can be purchased from numerous outlets as well as online. Buy a package, install the supplied SIM card, key in the codes provided and start using your phone. Your new phone number is included with the package. You will be alerted when your airtime is running out, and can then 'top up' the subscription from a dealer or online.

Elisa Saunalahti Prepaid
Easy to use, no bills and no monthly fees. Simply get a starter kit, insert the SIM card and you're connected. Works on Elisa's 3G / 4G networks, and abroad. The Starter Kit is €5.90 and includes €6.00 talk time. Supplied with SIM Cards for all devices (Mini / Micro / Nano). You can buy the starter kit from Elisa's store, R-kiosk, S-Group stores and K-Group stores, as well as from Shell / St1 service stations. Credit can be topped up at Otto ATMs, Elisa stores, R-kioskis, ABC and Shell service stations, and Prisma, S-Market, Alepa, Sale and K-Market stores.
Site in Finnish but works great translated in Chrome browser (How?).
Translate in Chrome
Desktop: Right-click anywhere on a page and click Translate to [Language].
iPhone / iPad: At bottom of screen, tap Translate.
Android: At bottom of screen select Language, tap Translate.

Alternatively use Google Translate.

Elisa Prepaid
Sales 0800 939393
Customer Service 010 190 240  Mon-Fri 08:00-18:00

Finnish Phone Carriers & Operators

Finland's major mobile operators are Elisa Saunalahti, DNA, and Telia.

Elisa
Consider your requirements and find the plan for your needs! Unlimited talktime and messaging is included in most packages.
Elisa subscriptions have unlimited internet - no data caps - and no fixed term commitments unless for example you subscribe to a special offer.
Elisa is also an ISP and Cable TV provider.
Site in Finnish but works great translated in Chrome browser (How?).
Translate in Chrome
Desktop: Right-click anywhere on a page and click Translate to [Language].
iPhone / iPad: At bottom of screen, tap Translate.
Android: At bottom of screen select Language, tap Translate.

Alternatively use Google Translate.

Contact Elisa
Sales 0800 939393
Customer Service 010 190 240  Mon-Fri 08:00-18:00

Other Operators
Globetel globetel.fi
Lounea lounea.fi
Telia telia.fi
DNA dna.fi

The telecoms market changes often and there are many small regional operators as well as MVNO's (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) using the wireless network infrastructure of other mobile network operators. See the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency for a full listing of communications services suppliers and their official prices (special offers not included):
traficom.fi/en/ > Communications > Broadband and Telephone

International Calls via the Net

VoIP means "Voice over Internet Protocol" - using the Internet to relay your phone call.
Free calls can be made between devices which both use a VoIP app or software client such as WhatsApp or Skype. Services are available on a wide range of platforms including computers, tablets, smartphones, gaming platforms, and smart TVs.
Cheap calls can be made with VoIP to landline and mobile phone numbers; using VoIP can save about 95% of the cost of calling an international phone number.

Most services for Internet calls work on the same procedure:

  1. Download and register with the software (app / client) as required
  2. Buy 'phone time' if necessary
  3. Make the call

WhatsApp is a very popular free calling app for smartphones. Make voice calls, one-to-one video calls, and send text messages, attachments and more.
Whatsapp web allows you to use WhatsApp from your desktop web browser.
Whatsapp: whatsapp.com

Skype started in 2003 and was the leader in VoIP. It's free, works well and is easy to download and install. It works on numerous devices and apart from VoIP calling, allows video conferencing, file transfers, messaging and more.
Skype: skype.com

Competing Services
Depending on your needs the following services may be preferable:

International Calls from Finland: Switching Operators

When using your mobile for international calls, you can choose which operator you would like to handle individual calls. Operators' rates per minute vary dramatically. Not only that but one operator may have cheap rates to one country while their rates to another country are comparatively high. Check the operators above for their rates to various countries; you may find one that will allow you to "phone home" cheap! Please note that you have to add the local network charge to the prices given on the Web pages. Sometimes the prices are shown without the 24% sales tax (ALV).

To call with a different operator: Normally when making an international call from a mobile you key the + sign first; this simply specifies that the call will be placed through your regular operator. Instead, key in the prefix of the operator you want to handle the call*, then the country code, area code and phone number as usual.
Ex: 999 (Elisa prefix) 61 (country code) 2 (area code) 9234 5678 (number)
Finnish Operator Prefixes > Ulkomaanpuhelun operaattoritunnukset Suomessa
*Some operators require you to register - check their sites for details

Landline / Fixed Phone Services in Finland

Too late! It is no longer possible to obtain a landline in Finland.
Batman and Commissioner Gordon won't be moving here.

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