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How to Call Nigeria from the USA

Do you want to Call Nigeria from the USA for several reasons? And don’t know how? 🤔

Making international calls can be difficult, but with the right formats and knowledge, it becomes a piece of cake 🎂. 

You’ll need to know the Nigerian country code, phone number formats, and time zone differences. 

For your convenience, we have covered every detail on how to call Nigeria from the USA, including popular Nigeria area codes, the best time to call, and alternatives.

Let’s get started🚀

To call Nigeria from the USA, 

  • Dial: 011 + 234 + City Code + Local Number. (Landline)
  • Dial: 011+ 234 + Mobile phone code + Cell Phone Number. (Mobile)
  • Dial: 011 + 234 + Toll-free code + subscriber number. (Toll-free number)

How to call Nigeria from the USA?

When calling Nigeria from the USA, consider if you want to call a landline, mobile, or any toll-free number in Nigeria. Here are some dialing formats to call Nigeria from the USA.

How to dial Nigeria from the USA on a landline?

Calling Nigeria from the USA on a landline requires exit code 011 (USA), country code 234, area codes, and the subscriber number. 

To call Nigeria from the USA on a landline, follow these steps:

Step 1: Enter the USA exit code “011”

Enter the USA exit code

Step 2: Then dial the Nigerian country code 234.

 dial the Nigerian country code

Step 3: Dial the area code of the city you want to call; for example, to call “Aba”, dial “82.”

Dial the area code of the city you want to call

Step 4: Finally dial the recipient’s phone number. 

Dial the recipient's phone number. 

If you call Aba’s landline with the phone number “2345678”, you’ll need to dial 011-234-82-2345678.

How to call Nigeria from the USA on a cell phone?

Calling Nigeria from the USA on a cell phone method is similar for both landline and mobile. Here, instead of the area code, you need to add the mobile phone code, which differs from the mobile operator. MTN Nigeria, Glo Mobile, and Airtel Nigeria include Mobile codes like 0803, 0805, and 0809. 

To call Nigeria from the USA on a cell phone, follow these steps: 

Step 1: First, enter the exit code 011 (USA) and dial the Nigerian country code 234

Step 2: Now, enter the mobile code; if you use Glo Mobile, it could be “805”. 

Step 3: Lastly, dial the remaining subscriber’s cell phone number. 

If you call the phone number “2345678” with Glo Mobile network carrier, you’ll dial 011-234-805-2345678.

Popular Nigeria area codes

Here are some area codes of the popular cities in Nigeria in the given table: 

City / RegionArea Code
Aba(0)82
Lagos(0)1
Kano(0)61
Asaba(0)56
Abuja(0)9
Jos(0)73
Port Harcourt(0)84
Enugu(0)42
Calabar(0)87
Warri(0)53
Lokoja(0)58

How much does it cost to call Nigeria from the USA?

The cost to call Nigeria from the USA ranges from $0.10 to a maximum of $2.50 per minute. The average is between $0.20 and $0.30 per minute. While, the cost varies according to the service provider and the calling methods. 

Also, these calls can be made free of cost with an internet connection using social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. You can download these apps and start using them. 

When to call Nigeria from the USA? Best time to call

Best time to call Nigeria from the USA

The best time to call Nigerian clients from the USA is around 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM in the US. This becomes around 3 PM to 5 PM in Nigeria. Start calling the city in Nigeria in this time zone, except for the Hawaiian time zone, because it is 11 hours behind West Africa Time (WAT), which is inappropriate in this timeline. 

You need to know the time zone difference between Nigeria and the US for effective calling to Nigeria from the USA. So, we have presented it below:

Time zone differences between Nigeria and the USA

When calling Nigeria from the USA, the most important factor is time zone differences.  Remember that the US has multiple time zones for various regions, but in contrast, Nigeria follows a single time zone, which is West Africa Time (WAT).

Here are the time zone differences with a comparison between West Africa Time (WAT) and Different zones’ Local Time in the US. 

US Time ZonesLocal Time in the USWest Africa Time(WAT)Time differences
Pacific time9 AM5 PMWAT 8 hours ahead
Alaska Time9 AM6 PMWAT is 9 hours ahead
Hawai Time9 AM8 PMWAT is 11 hours ahead
Central Time9 AM3 PMWAT is 6 hours ahead
Mountain Time9 AM4 PMWAT is 7 hours ahead
Eastern Time9 AM2 PMWAT is 5 hours ahead

Alternative methods to call Nigeria from the USA

There are many other alternatives to calling Nigeria from the USA. Some are VoIP services (Cloud phone systems), Mobile apps, and calling cards. 

Some of the alternative methods to call Nigeria from the USA are:

  • VoIP services: You can use VoIP services that allow you to buy virtual numbers to call Nigeria from the USA. 
  • Using call cards: Calling cards are used to make international calls from the USA to Nigeria. These can be bought online from numerous retailers. 
  • Social media: Social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat can be used to make international calls. With social media, you only require an internet connection, which makes it one of the cheapest alternatives. 
🔍 Also Check: How to Call Croatia from USA

Final Thoughts 

Making a call to Nigeria from the USA is important to businesses and individuals who need to call Nigeria’s numbers. If you are willing to call, consider the time zone differences and calling format on all landlines, cell phones, and other alternatives to get more call-answered results. 

Furthermore, if you want a reliable service provider for virtual phone numbers at an affordable cost, consider KrispCall. It offers virtual phone number from more than 100 countries with high-quality calls, and advanced features. 

FAQ

What is the international code for Nigeria?

The international code for Nigeria is +234. This is included after the country’s exit code from where the dialer calls Nigeria. 

How many digits is a Nigerian phone number?

Apart from the area code and country code, Nigeria’s subscriber phone number typically consists of 7 numbers. With a country code of 234 and area codes, it becomes around 13 digits, e.g., +234 908 499 5145.

Can I text from the USA to Nigeria?

Yes, you can text from the USA to Nigeria following the same format you follow for calling. You will need to dial US exit code , 011, Nigerian country code 234, and finally mobile number.

What is the cheapest way to call Nigeria from the USA?

The cheapest way to call Nigeria from USA can be using a VoIP service. You can also make a use of social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. 

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Dinesh Silwal

Dinesh Silwal is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of KrispCall. For the past few years, he has been advancing and innovating in the cloud telephony industry, using AI to enhance and improve telephony solutions, and driving KrispCall to the forefront of the field.

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