Telephone numbers in Israel
Telephone numbers in Israel consist of an area code and a subscriber number. The dial plan type in Israel is closed, and "0" is the internal Trunk prefix in Israel. Israel's country calling code is +972.
|Regulator||Israeli Ministry of Communications|
|NSN length||8 or 9|
|Country calling code||+972|
|International call prefix||00 or 01x|
When dialing an Israeli number from inside of Israel, the format is :
"0 - Area/network operator code (A/N) - subscriber number (X)"
When dialing an Israeli number from outside Israel, the format is :
"+972 - Area/network operator code (A/N) - subscriber number (X)"
The Israeli telecommunication infrastructure is including the Palestinian telecommunication system.
In 1965, many Israeli phone numbers had 6 digits, but some had 5, according to the Tel-Aviv-area phone book.  There were ten area codes at that time: 02 Jerusalem, Bet Shemesh; 03 Tel Aviv, Petah Tikva, Rehovot, Ashdod; 04 Haifa and western Galilee; 051 Ashkelon; 053 Netanya; 057 Beersheva and most of the Negev; 059 Eilat; 065 Afula, Nazareth; 063 Hadera, Zichron Yaakov; and 067 Tiberias, Zefat and eastern Galilee. 
As recently as the 1990s, most telephone numbers in Israel had 6 digits (without area code digit). Currently there are 5 geographic area codes and 2 more non-geographic area codes, and numbers has 7 or 8 digits (without area code digit).
With the influence of VoIP long distance was deregulated in Israel. According to the Israel Ministry of Communication a VoIP number may be ported to a landline carrier and vice versa providing the option to have, say, a northern number in the south of the country. Numbers may not be ported, say, from the north to the south of the country on the same kind of line (e.g., VoIP to VoIP or landline to landline). Mobile number portability was introduced in late 2007.
Structure and formatEdit
The format for calls to landlines within the same area code is XXX-XXXX (7 digits subscriber number). For calls to a landline outside the local area, the area code is prefixed and the format becomes (0A) XXX-XXXX for calls to landlines, where "0A" is the area code.
The format for calls to cellular mobile phones is 05N-XXX-XXXX, where "05N" is the mobile operator indicator. The format for calls to VoIP lines is 07N-XXX-XXXX, where "07N" is the VoIP operator indicator.
When calling from outside of Israel, the leading "0" in area codes is not dialed, and the format is +972-A-XXX-XXXX for calls to landlines, +972-5N-XXX-XXXX for calls to mobile lines, +972-7N-XXX-XXXX for calls to VoIP lines.
|Prefix||Service type||Local format||International format|
|00, 01x||International call prefix (from Israel to other countries)||00 or 01x|
|02, 03, 04, 08, 09||Geographic area codes||(0A) XXX-XXXX||+972 A XXX-XXXX|
|05||Area code for cellular and mobile devices||05N XXX-XXXX||+972 5N XXX-XXXX|
|07||Non-Geographic area code for landline, VoIP and VoC services||07N XXX-XXXX||+972 7N XXX-XXXX|
|10, 11, 12||Short codes for emergency services||10X or 11X or 12XX||Not available from abroad|
International call prefixEdit
For calling from Israel to another country: choose operator, and dial its international access code, then dial destination country code and then the rest of the local number.
Due to mobile number portability, a mobile phone with a prefix of one provider can be associated with a different provider.
Geographic area codesEdit
When dialing within one of the geographical area codes (2, 3, 4, 8, 9) the prefix can be dropped (so instead of dialing (0A)XXX-XXXX you can dial XXX-XXXX).
|Local Format||International format||Description|
|(02) XXX-XXXX||+972 2 XXX-XXXX||Jerusalem District area code|
|(03) XXX-XXXX||+972 3 XXX-XXXX||Tel Aviv District & Central District area code|
|(04) XXX-XXXX||+972 4 XXX-XXXX||Haifa District & Northern District area code|
|(08) XXX-XXXX||+972 8 XXX-XXXX||Lowland & Southern District area code|
|(09) XXX-XXXX||+972 9 XXX-XXXX||Sharon area code|
- In the geographic area codes, first digits of the local number are identifying service operator:
|Local Format||International format||Operator|
|(0A) 2XX-XXXX||+972 A 2XX-XXXX||Paltel (In the Palestinian Territories)|
|+972 A 30X-XXXX
+972 A 31X-XXXX
+972 A 32X-XXXX
|(0A) 370-XXXX||+972 A 370-XXXX||Cellact|
|(0A) 371-XXXX||+972 A 371-XXXX||Exphone (Inoperative)|
|(0A) 372-XXXX||+972 A 372-XXXX||Partner (012smile)|
|(0A) 373-XXXX||+972 A 373-XXXX||Cellcom|
|(0A) 374-XXXX||+972 A 374-XXXX||Partner|
|(0A) 375-XXXX||+972 A 375-XXXX||Hallo 015|
|(0A) 376-XXXX||+972 A 376-XXXX||Bezeq International|
|(0A) 377-XXXX||+972 A 377-XXXX||Veidan|
|(0A) 379-XXXX||+972 A 379-XXXX||Bynet Businesses (Inoperative)|
|+972 A 5XX-XXXX
+972 A 6XX-XXXX
+972 A 7XX-XXXX
+972 A 8XX-XXXX
+972 A 9XX-XXXX
Cellular and mobile devices area code 05Edit
|Local Format||International format||Operator|
|050 XXX-XXXX||+972 50 XXX-XXXX||Pelephone|
|051 XXX-XXXX||+972 51 XXX-XXXX||Exphone (Inoperative)|
|052 XXX-XXXX||+972 52 XXX-XXXX||Cellcom|
|053 XXX-XXXX||+972 53 XXX-XXXX||Hot mobile (Altice) |
|054 XXX-XXXX||+972 54 XXX-XXXX||Partner (also operates 012mobile)|
|055 XXX-XXXX||+972 55 XXX-XXXX||Mobile virtual network operators (MVNO's)|
|055 2XX-XXXX||+972 55 2XX-XXXX||Cellcom (Formerly Home Cellular)|
|055 3XX-XXXX||+972 55 3XX-XXXX||Free Telecom (Inoperative)|
|055 4XX-XXXX||+972 55 4XX-XXXX||Cellran (Tadiran) (Inoperative)|
|055 5XX-XXXX||+972 55 5XX-XXXX||Sipme \ Gali Phone (Inoperative)|
|055 6XX-XXXX||+972 55 6XX-XXXX||Rami Levy|
|055 7XX-XXXX||+972 55 7XX-XXXX||Cellact|
|055 7XX-XXXX||+972 55 7XX-XXXX||Bynet Businesses (Inoperative)|
|055 8XX-XXXX||+972 55 8XX-XXXX||Pelephone (Formerly YouPhone)|
|055 9XX-XXXX||+972 55 9XX-XXXX||019 Mobile (019 Telzar)|
|056 XXX-XXXX||+972 56 XXX-XXXX||Wataniya Mobile (in the Palestinian territories)|
|058 XXX-XXXX||+972 58 XXX-XXXX||Golan Telecom|
|059 XXX-XXXX||+972 59 XXX-XXXX||Jawwal (in the Palestinian territories)|
Non-geographic nationwide area code 07Edit
Non-geographic nationwide area code can be used by Landline and VoIP operators.
|Local Format||International format||Operator|
|+972 72 2XX-XXXX
+972 72 3XX-XXXX
|+972 73 2XX-XXXX
+972 73 3XX-XXXX
|073 7XX-XXXX||+972 73 7XX-XXXX||Veidan|
|074 7XX-XXXX||+972 74 7XX-XXXX||Partner|
|076 5XX-XXXX||+972 76 5XX-XXXX||Bezeq International|
|076 8XX-XXXX||+972 76 8XX-XXXX||Bezeq|
|077 XXX-XXXX||+972 77 XXX-XXXX||Hot (Altice)|
|078 2XX-XXXX||+972 78 2XX-XXXX||Golan Telecom (Inoperative)|
|079 2XX-XXXX||+972 79 2XX-XXXX||Free Telecom (Inoperative)|
|079 3XX-XXXX||+972 79 3XX-XXXX||Bynet Businesses (Inoperative)|
|079 5XX-XXXX||+972 79 5XX-XXXX||Hallo 015|
|079 7XX-XXXX||+972 79 7XX-XXXX||Cellact|
|079 9XX-XXXX||+972 79 9XX-XXXX||019 Telzar|
Special numbers include emergency and aid services, along with technical support and other provider services:
100 - Police 101 - Ambulance Service 102 - Fire Fighters 103 - Electric Corporation 104 - Home Front Command (Information about how to act in war and earthquake) 106 - Municipal Call Center <in most cities> 107 - Municipal Call Center <in some cities> 108 - Municipal Call Center <in some cities> 109 - Municipal Call Center <in some cities> 110 - Police information service 118 - Ministry of Social Affairs emergency service 1201 - Mental health first aid 1255 XXX - Hospital Information Center <only in times of emergency> *XXXX - (Star and 4 digits) Speed dial service 1234 - Bezeq-Card service (Bezeq lines only) 1455 - Speaking clock - Time and date in Israel and around the world 142 - Collect Call 144 - Telephone Listings Information 166 - Bezeq technical support 199 - Bezeq customer service 164 - Bezeq business customer service 1 599 XXX XXX - Business Toll 1 700 XXX XXX - Business Toll 1 80X XXX XXX - Toll Free 1 90X XXX XXX - Premium
Kosher phones and networks are essentially phones with Haredi rabbinical approval that can be used for communication without entertainment functionality or connectivity. This is a line that has a pre-defined prefix and it is blocked to content that Haredi activists feel is not appropriate for their community. Such blocking includes cellular internet access, chat rooms, SMS, etc. It should not be imputed that other phones are not kosher according to Jewish law, as evidenced by the fact that a very large number - if not the majority - of observant Orthodox Jews worldwide do not restrict themselves to "kosher" phones; rather the description "kosher" phones is a loose one, implying an added level of stringency accepted by some communities.
The companies who provides "kosher numbers" allocated exclusive ranges for those lines, which are:
+972 (A) 80X-XXXX - Bezeq (When A = 2,3,4,8,9) +972 50 41X-XXXX - Pelephone +972 52 71X-XXXX - Cellcom, second range +972 52 76X-XXXX - Cellcom, first range +972 53 31X-XXXX - Hot Mobile +972 54 84X-XXXX - Partner, first range +972 54 85X-XXXX - Partner, second range +972 58 32X-XXXX - Golan Telecom +972 55 67X-XXXX - Rami Levy +972 55 71X-XXXX - Cellact +972 55 98X-XXXX - 019 Telzar +972 72 29X-XXXX - Partner (012smile) +972 73 724-XXXX - Veidan
- Hospital emergency services available in +972 1255-XXX. Other emergency services available from abroad by its full number (full numbers can be found in the Internet).
- Former prefix 057. Changed to 053 in November 2014.
- "אודות 012 סמייל". www.012mobile.co.il. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
- Emergency numbers
- Israel Ministry of Communication
- Presentation of E.164 National Numbering For Country Code 972 (Israel), Update August 2007, Israel Ministry of Communication
- Israel Ministry of Communications numbering program (in Hebrew)
- Shortened business numbers (star numbers) at the Israel Ministry of Communications (in Hebrew)
- Change of 057 prefix to 053 (in Hebrew)