How to place a call from the US to the Philippines

September 5th, 2008

Country Code for the Philippines

To call from the U.S. to the Philippines you need to dial

011 + 63 + City Code + Number

 

City Codes for Major Cities in the Philippines

Bacolod - 34

Baguio - 74

Cebu - 32

Davao - 82

Manila - 2

                                                                       

Time Zone

The Philippines is 12 hours ahead of US Eastern time zone.

 

Click here to see rates for calling from the U.S. to the Philippines.

Click here to see rates for making phone calls from the Philippines to the U.S.

 

Tips for calling to the Philippines

  • When dialing to a number in the Philippines, you do not need to dial a 0 between the country code and the city code. For example, if you need to call to Manila, you would dial 011 + 63 + 2 + Phone Number.
  • When dialing to a mobile phone in the Philippines, you do not need a city code. Mobile phone numbers start with a 9. So if you are calling to a mobile phone in the Philippines, dial 011 + 63 + 9(and the remaining digits in the phone number).

 

Feedback from Customers Calling to the Philippines

Here are a couple experiences I’ve had with customers calling to the Philippines:

Just recently, I had a customer who was having difficulties reaching a mobile phone in the Philippines.  We kept getting a message that the call could not be completed as dialed, even though he knew that the number was correct.  It took a little researching on my part, but I was able to find out that you do not need a city code when dialing to the Philippines.  Cell phone numbers in the Philippines begin with a 9 and do not need a city code between the country code and phone number.  Once we figured this out, he was able to use his phone card with no trouble.

I’ve helped a long time customer of ours who calls his fiancée in the Philippines.  He likes the Call the World phone card.  The card is 15¢ per minute to a landline and 17¢ per minute to a mobile phone in the Philippines with no other fees.  One feature that is very helpful with this card is the online call detail records.  Every month, he’s able to print the calls he’s made to his fiancée so when they need proof of their ongoing relationship for her fiancée visa, he’s able to show that they speak by phone almost every day.

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