Philippine Telephone Code

Philippine Telephone Codes

If you are a traveler, you must know the area code of the place you may want to visit. Area code differs from one place to another, therefore here are the things you can rely on how the Philippine code is use in the Philippines.
Telephone numbers in the Philippines for landlines are fixed in two digit area code except Manila, Rizal, Obando Bulacan and San Pedro Laguna which use area code 2. Landlines or fixed lines are using codes that are concentrated within a specific geographic area. Sometimes local government entities maximize the use of code by sharing their use, like some areas with a small population like Marinduque and Quezon, the sub- provinces like Guimaras and Iloilo, newly curved provinces like Zamboanga Sibugay and Zamboanga del Sur. For those extreme cases, codes are shared even in a cross- Island like Leyte and Samar and even with the entire regions such as Cordillera Administrative Region. To classify the calls point of origin, the three-digit prefix is checked.

How to make calls to Philippine Phones

The Philippine country code is 63, and the exit code of the Philippines is 00.If you are calling from the Philippines to an another country, example to U.S, you have to dial:

00-1- Area Code – Land Phone Number or 00-1-10 Digit Mobile Number

On the other hand, if you are calling the Manila Philippines from the United States Dial 011 which is U.S exit code, then 63, then area code of Manila which is 2, then a phone number. It goes like this:

011 63 2 1234567

Division of Philippine Telephone Codes

Meanwhile, here in the Philippines, we use an open dial plan. If you are calling within the same area, an area code is not required to dial unless you are using mobile phones or pay phones. When dialing other area codes, the prefix 0 is added. The Philippine has seven broad group areas determining the first digit.

Broad Area code Designated Area Area code
2 Metro Manila, Rizal, Obando Bulacan, San Pedro Laguna, Bacoor Cavite 2
3 Cebu 32
Guimaras and Iloilo 33
Negros Occidental 34
Negros Oriental and Syquijor 35
Aklan, Antique, and Capiz 36
Bohol 38
4 Aurora, Marinduque, Romblon, Quezon 42
Batangas, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro 43
Bulacan (except Obando), Nueva Ecija 44
Pampanga and Tarlac 45
Cavite (except Bacoor) 46
Bataan and Zambales 47
Palawan 48
Laguna (except San Pedro) 49
5 Albay and Catanduanes 52
Biliran, Leyte and Southern Leyte 53
Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur 54
Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Northern Samar 55
Masbate and Sorsogon 56
6 Basilan, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay 62
Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur 63
Cotobato, Maguindanao and Sultan Kudarat 64
Zamboanga del Norte 65
Sulu and Tawi – Tawi 68
7 La Union, 72

Cordillera Administrative Region 74
Pangasinan 75
Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur 77

Cagayan Valley
8 Davao del Sur and Davao Occidental 82
Saranggani and South Cotobato 83
Davao del Norte 84
Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur 85
Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur 86
Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental 87
Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental 88
9 Mobile Phone numbers from different service providers ABS-CBN Mobile,Globe, Red Mobile,Smart Buddy, Sun Cellular, Talk and Text and Touch Mobile
Mobile Phone Calls

Service provider of Mobile phones in the Philippines consists of three digit code.

Mobile Carrier Assigned 3-digit Code
Extelcom 973, 974
Smart Communications 910, 912, 918, 919, 920, 921, 928, 929
Globe Telecom/ABS-CBN 905, 906, 915, 917,926, 927, 935, 936, 937, 996, 997
Next mobile 979
Sun Cellular 922, 923, 932, 933, 942, 943
In 1990, the service began growing rapidly; to meet the demand, newer codes often come immediately after the last code exhausted. 950 is the latest code (Sept 2015) and is used for Smart and TalkNText.
Calling the Philippines in a mobile phone from abroad is the same as calling a landline phone. First dial the exit code which is 00, then the Philippine country code 63, then the 3-digit network provider prefixes and the consumer’s mobile phone. For example: 00-63-922-123456
When calling a Philippine mobile phone within the Philippines, it should be started at 0 or with +63, followed by a three-digit network provider prefix, then the seven-digit phone number: 0-922-1234567
Toll- free numbers
Toll free numbers are using prefix beginning with 1800, followed by 1, 2 or 4 digits, and then followed by either a 4 or 7 digit numbers. For public services in the Philippines are:
• 166- Police
• 7575- Medical emergencies and Fire
• 114- Directory Assistance

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