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To Call Internationally from Manila

Roaming Country Exit Code + Destination Country Code + Area Code + Phone Number.
For example, a call placed to the US from Manila: 00 - 1 - xxx-xxx-xxxx.

The exit code is also known as the international access code or IDD (International Direct Dialing) code, and is 00 from Manila.

To Call Manila Internationally

Country Exit Code + Philippines Country Code + Area Code + Phone Number.
For example, a call placed to Manila from the US: 001 - 63 - 2-xxx-xxxx.

Calling within Manila

For calls within Manila, simply dial the local subscriber number which is usually 5-7 digits.

The area code within the Philippines is used when calling between different areas of the country. To call within the Philippines from Manila, do not dial the exit code or the country code anymore. Simply add 0 before dialing the area code and the local telephone number.

A list of area codes in the Philippines can be found here.


Landlines are becoming less common as people use mobile phones exclusively. Many people simply get a home phone as part of the bundle packaged with internet.

Many operators offer different plans, bonuses and discounts so shop around before deciding.

Note that providers may stipulate that a subscriber signs a contract with them for a certain amount of time and a change of service may only be possible after the contract expires.


The provider will contact you to inform you of the approval of your application and schedule the installation of your phone line. They will send a technician to perform installation.

Information necessary to install a phone line, reconnect or switch service may include:

  • Valid ID (passport, driver's license, company ID, etc.) for proof of identification
  • Proof of billing (electric bill, water bill, credit card bill, etc.) to validate the billing address declared by the subscriber
  • Financial documents (income tax return, bank documents, etc.) to establish proof of income

Skype, Google and Other Ways to Connect

With service through the internet, it is cheap, easy and even better than a phone call.

Skype is a widely-used application for communicating over the internet. Other applications include Google Hangouts, Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber.

For alternative ways to connect, you can refer to this EasyExpat article.

Manila directory:

Related article: Mobile Phone in Philippines

Update 9/06/2016


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