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Telephone Plug Types by Country

COUNTRY PLUG TYPE COMMENTS

AFGHANISTAN

Russian

ALBANIA

Greek, Russian

ALGERIA

French

ANDORRA

British, US RJ-11

ANGOLA

Portuguese, US RJ-11

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

US RJ-11

ARGENTINA

US RJ-11

ARMENIA

Russian

ARUBA

Venezuela/Colombia/US RJ-11

AUSTRALIA

RJ-45//US RJ-11/Australian

AUSTRIA

Austrian

Tax impulses may be encountered

AZERBAIJAN

Russian

AZORES

Portuguese, US RJ-11

BAHAMAS

US RJ-11

BAHRAIN

British

BALI

US RJ-11

BALEARIC ISLANDS

US RJ-11

BANGLADESH

British, US RJ-11

BARBADOS

US RJ-11

BELARUS

British, US RJ-11

BELGIUM

Belgian, US RJ-11

Tax impulses may be encountered

BELIZE

British, US RJ-11

BENIN

French, South African

BERMUDA

US RJ-11

BHUTAN

French, US RJ-11

BOLIVIA

US RJ-11

BORNEO

US RJ-11

BOSNIA/HERZEGOVINA

Yugoslavian, US RJ-11

BOTSWANA

British

BRAZIL

US RJ-11, Brazilian

BRUNEI

British, US RJ-11

BULGARIA

US RJ-11, Russian

BURKINA FASO

French

BURMA (MYANMAR)

US RJ-11

BURUNDI

South African

CAMBODIA

US RJ-11

CAMEROON

South African

CANADA

US RJ-11

CANARY ISLANDS

US RJ-11

CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

US RJ-11

CAYMAN ISLANDS

US RJ-11

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

South African

CHAD

French

CHILE

US RJ-11

CHINA

US RJ-11

COLOMBIA

Colombian/US RJ-11

CIS

Russian

COMOROS

French

CONGO

French

CONGO, DEM. REP. (ZAIRE)

Belgian, South African

COOK ISLANDS

Australian

COSTA RICA

US RJ-11

CROATIA

Yugoslavian, US RJ-11

Tax impulses may be encountered on older systems (rapidly being replaced)

CÔTE D'IVOIRE (IVORY COAST)

French

CUBA

Russian, US RJ-11

CYPRUS

British, US RJ-11

CZECH REPUBLIC

US RJ-11, Czech

Tax impulses may be encountered.  Czech plug discontinued approximately 1996; all new installs use RJ-11.

DENMARK

Danish

DIEGO GARCIA

US RJ-11

DJIBOUTI

French

DOMINICA

US RJ-11

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

US RJ-11

EAST TIMOR

Australian, US RJ-11

ECUADOR

US RJ-11

EGYPT

US RJ-11

EL SALVADOR

US RJ-11

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

French, US RJ-11

ERITREA

British

ESTONIA

US RJ-11 

Older buildings may still have Russian or Finnish/Norwegian jacks.

ETHIOPIA

Italian

FAEROE ISLANDS

Danish

FALKLAND ISLANDS

British

FIJI

Australian

FINLAND

Finnish/Norwegian

FRANCE

French

RJ-11 connections may be encountered on phones, but may be wired opposite U.S. style (outside conductors used instead of inside)

FRENCH ANTILLES

French, US RJ-11

FRENCH GUIANA

French, US RJ-11

FRENCH POLYNESIA

French

GABON

French

GAMBIA

French

GEORGIA

Russian

GERMANY

US RJ-11, German (5 types), RJ-45

RJ-11 wired opposite U.S. style (outside conductors used instead of inside).
Tax impulses may be encountered. 
 
ISDN plugs are RJ-45 type.

GHANA

British (old), US RJ-11

GIBRALTAR

British

GREECE

US RJ-11

GREENLAND

Danish

GRENADA

US RJ-11

GRENADINES

French, US RJ-11

GUADELOUPE

French

GUAM

US RJ-11

GUATEMALA

US RJ-11

GUINEA

US RJ-11

GUINEA-BISSAU

US RJ-11

GUYANA

US RJ-11

HAITI

US RJ-11

HONDURAS

US RJ-11

HONG KONG

British, RJ-45

HUNGARY

Hungarian, Austrian, US RJ-11

ICELAND

Swedish, US RJ-11

INDIA

British (old), US RJ-11

INDONESIA

Australian, US RJ-11

IRAN

US RJ-11, Turkish, Jordan/Saudi

IRAQ

US RJ-11, Turkish, Jordan/Saudi

IRELAND, NORTHERN

British

IRELAND, REPUBLIC OF

US RJ-11

ISLE OF MAN

British

ISRAEL

Israeli (2 types), British

British plug is wired differently from that in UK.

ITALY

Italian (2 types), US RJ-11

JAMAICA

US RJ-11

JAPAN

Japanese, US RJ-11

JORDAN

British, Jordan/Middle East, US RJ-11

KAMPUCHEA

US RJ-11

KAZAKHSTAN

Russian

KENYA

British, British (old), US RJ-11

KIRIBATI

US RJ-11

KOREA (NORTH)

Korean

KOREA (SOUTH)

Korean, US RJ-11

KUWAIT

British, Jordan/Middle East,

LAOS

US RJ-11

LATVIA

US RJ-11, Russian

RJ-11 rapidly replacing Russian style.

LEEWARD ISLANDS

Dutch, French, US RJ-11

LEBANON US RJ-11

LESOTHO

British, South African, US RJ-11

LIBERIA

US RJ-11

LIBYA US RJ-11

LIECHTENSTEIN

German (5 types), Swiss (2 types)

LITHUANIA

US RJ-11, Russian

LUXEMBOURG

US RJ-11, German (old)

RJ-11 used in new construction.

MACAO

Portuguese, US RJ-11

MACEDONIA

US RJ-11, Yugoslavian

MADAGASCAR

French

MADEIRA

Portugese, US RJ-11

MALAWI

British, Danish, US RJ-11

MALAYSIA

US RJ-11

MALDIVE ISLANDS

US RJ-11

MALI

French

MALTA

British

MARTINIQUE

French

MAURITANIA

French

MAURITIUS

French, US RJ-11

MEXICO

US RJ-11

MICRONESIA

British, French, US RJ-11

MOLDOVA

US RJ-11

MONACO

French

MONGOLIA

Russian

MONTENEGRO Yugoslavian, US RJ-11

MONTSERRAT

US RJ-11

MOROCCO

French

MOZAMBIQUE

Portuguese, US RJ-11

MYANMAR (BURMA)

British, US RJ-11

NAMIBIA

South African

NETHERLANDS

Dutch, US RJ-11, RJ-45

ISDN plugs are RJ-45 type.

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Dutch

NEW CALEDONIA

French

NEW HEBRIDES

British, US RJ-11

NEW ZEALAND

British, US RJ-11

RJ-11 wired opposite U.S. style (outside conductors used instead of inside)

NICARAGUA

US RJ-11

NIGER

French

NIGERIA

British, British (old)

NORFOLK ISLAND

Australian

NORWAY

Finnish/Norwegian, RJ-45

OKINAWA

Japan, US RJ-11

OMAN

British, US RJ-11

PAKISTAN

US RJ-11

PALAU

Australian

PANAMA

US RJ-11

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Australian, US RJ-11

PARAGUAY

US RJ-11

PERU

US RJ-11

PHILIPPINES

US RJ-11

POLAND

US RJ-11, Russian

Russian plugs generally found only in older buildings.

PORTUGAL

US RJ-11, Portuguese, Danish

PUERTO RICO

US RJ-11

QATAR

British, US RJ-11

RÉUNION

Australian, French

ROMANIA

US RJ-11, Russian

A correspondent reports that : "Only about 55% of Romanian phone lines will accept tone (DTMF) dialing. For all other 45% of the phone lines you must use pulse (rotary) dialing in order to place a call."

RUSSIA

Russian

RWANDA

French

SAINT KITTS & NEVIS

US RJ-11

SAINT LUCIA

US RJ-11

SAINT MARTIN

French

ST. PIERRE/MIQUELON

French

ST. VINCENT

British, US RJ-11

RJ-11 used in new installations beginning 2001

SAMOA, AMERICAN

US RJ-11

SAMOA

Australian, US RJ-11

SAN MARINO

Italian

SÃO TOMÉ & PRINCIPE

US RJ-11

SAUDI ARABIA

US RJ-11, British, French, Jordan/Saudi, US (old)

SENEGAL

French, South African

SERBIA Yugoslavian, US RJ-11

SEYCHELLES

US RJ-11

SIERRA LEONE

British (old)

SINGAPORE

US RJ-11

SLOVAKIA

Czech

SLOVENIA

Yugoslavian, US RJ-11

SOLOMON ISLANDS

Australian

SOMALIA

French

SOUTH AFRICA

South African, US RJ-11

SPAIN

US RJ-11

Tax impulses may be encountered

SRI LANKA

British, US RJ-11

SUDAN

Italian

SURINAM

Dutch

SWAZILAND

British

SWEDEN

Swedish, US RJ-11

SWITZERLAND

Swiss (2 types), RJ-45

Tax impulses may be encountered.
ISDN plugs are RJ-45 type.

SYRIA

Turkish, US RJ-11

TAHITI

French, US RJ-11

TAIWAN

US RJ-11

TAJIKISTAN

Russian

TANZANIA

British

THAILAND

US RJ-11

TIBET

Russian, US RJ-11

TOGO

French

TONGA

Australian

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

US RJ-11

TUNISIA

French

TURKEY

Turkish, US RJ-11

TURKMENISTAN

Turkish, Russian, US RJ-11

TURKS & CAICOS

US RJ-11

TUVALU

British, US RJ-11

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

British (Ajman and Abu Dhabi), US RJ-11

UGANDA

US RJ-11

UKRAINE

Russian

UNITED KINGDOM British RJ-45 may be found in newer hotels, office blocks and homes.

UNITED STATES

US RJ-11

URUGUAY

US RJ-11

UZBEKISTAN

Russian

VANUATU

British, US RJ-11

VENEZUELA

Venezuelan, US RJ-11

VIETNAM

US RJ-11

VIRGIN ISLANDS

US RJ-11

YEMEN

US RJ-11

ZAMBIA

British

ZIMBABWE

British, South African

The information contained on these pages was compiled from many sources and is subject to update at any time. 
Table data was originally drawn primarily from a printed version Copyright ©
TeleAdapt Ltd. I have made modifications to their original guide based on personal experience and travel reports I have received here since 1995. Feedback and travel reports are welcome -- use the button below to submit.

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