Germany (DE)

Locale Summary

Locale name


ISO code
The International Organization for Standardization two character representation for the given locale.




Dialing code
The dialing prefix used to establish a call or send an SMS from one locale to the given locale.



Portable Numbers

  • Geographic (local) numbers (+49)1-99, (+49)2-99
  • Toll-Free Numbers (+49)800


  • Most of International Phone Numbers have VOICE capability only, no SMS.
  • German local numbers are often assigned in ranges. Ranges must be ported together. Partial range portability is not supported.
  • Often conditions of service contracts are limiting porting opportunities. Check with your current provider if there are any timeframe restrictions on porting. It often happens that service contract does not allow immediate porting.
  • Mobile number porting is not supported.

Required Information


Once you submit all required documentation/information, up to 2 weeks, depending on the complexity of the port and time required by the current service provider.

Regulatory Bodies

Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA)

Other Details

You can also activate new German Toll-Free numbers allocated by the regulator. For activation please follow the guide here.

How To Submit

Please submit your request via the porting form here.

You can find all the requirements needed here.

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