International Dialing Maldives
This is the international dialing code used when dialing from Maldives. International Dialing Maldives Code is also known as Maldives International Direct Dialing prefix (or IDD) is used when dialing from the Maldives to outside Maldives (sometimes also refers to as Maldives international access code). Do not use Maldives IDD code when dialing within Maldives. By simply using the Maldives Dialing Code before the number, it unables you to place a call to outside Maldives from within Maldives. Without this international dialing Maldives Code, you will not able to place a call outside the Maldives because the telephone exachange will not reconginize it as a valid international call.
To dial a international number outside Maldives from within Maldives, you have to dial International Dialing Maldives Code or Maldives International Direct Dialing prefix (IDD), Maldives Country Code, City/ Area Code, and then the subscriber telephone number respectively as:
+960 (International Dialing Maldives Code) + (Country Code) + City Area Code + Number you wish to call.
When dialing from a mobile phone outside Maldives from Maldives, only Dial '+' + (Country Code) + City Area Code + Number you wish to call. (The "+" is universal mobile international direct dialing prefix also includes Maldives)
On the other hand, when dialing to Maldives from outside Maldives, a Maldives Country Code is used. Maldives Country Code however is not used when dialing within Maldives.
The other type of code is Maldives National Direct Dialing prefix (or NDD). It is used only when dialing to a destination within the Maldives (Refer to dialing Maldives code). Maldives NDD code is only used as long distance dialing within the Maldives. Do not use Maldives National Direct Dialing prefix when dialing from outside Maldives into Maldives.
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