The phone code 229 at the beginning of the phone number +229 (subscriber’s phone) means that you are being called from Benin or you are calling a subscriber registered in Benin.
+229 — Benin
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Telephone Code +229 — what country it is
The international phone code +229 officially belongs to Benin, so all phone numbers that start with these numbers refer to this country.
It means that you must enter “229″ after the “+” sign to call to Benin. Then the next digits of the phone number can be entered.
Whose country code is +229?
+229 is the beginning of a phone number which can belong to any subscriber who purchased a SIM card in Benin. It does not mean that a subscriber is definitely there at the time of the call (since he or she can make a call in roaming), but there is such a possibility.