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Colombia has various telephone dial plans, depending on the type of service.
Telephone numbers in Colombia Wikipedia
Local numbers follow the pattern:NXX-XXXX
Where N are numbers from 2 to 8. Numbers where N is 9 are reserved for pay phones. And X is any number from 0 to 9.
Domestic long-distance numbers follow the pattern:0AB-NXX-XXXX
Where A represents one of the four national long-distance carriers, but new long distance operators are using 0Axy format:
456 Claro Fijos
444 Claro Movil
And B represents the dialing zone where the number is located. Each department belongs to only one dialing zone:
1 Bogotá and Cundinamarca
2 Valle del Cauca, Cauca and Nariño
4 Antioquia, Chocó and Córdoba
5 Atlántico, Bolívar, Cesar, La Guajira, Magdalena and Sucre
6 Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío
7 Norte de Santander, Santander and Arauca
8 Boyacá, Tolima, Huila, San Andrés, Meta, Caquetá and the Amazon and Orinoco departments (Casanare, Vichada, Guainía, Vaupés, Guaviare, Amazonas and Putumayo)
To dial internationally from Colombia, subscribers dial using the pattern:00A-XX...
Where A represents the long-distance carrier, as described above.
Mobile phone numbers follow the pattern:MMM-XXX-XXXX when calling from any mobile phone
03-MMM-XXX-XXXX when calling from any landline phone
57-MMM-XXX-XXXX when calling from outside Colombia
Where MMM usually represents the access code for one of the country's mobile phone operators. Since Colombia adopted the mobile number portability, these codes may not be associated with the current operators.
300, 301, 302, 304, 305 Tigo
303 Uff Móvil
310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 320, 321, 322 Claro formerly known as Comcel
315, 316, 317, 318 Movistar
319 Virgin Mobile
350, 351 Avantel
Calls from a mobile phone to a domestic landline phone follow the pattern:03B-NXX-XXXX
Where B corresponds to the dialing zone of the receiving phone.
To dial internationally from a mobile phone, the procedure is identical to calling from a landline phone.
Toll-free numbers follow the pattern:01-800-XXX-XXXX
Before 2002, the format was 9800-XXXXXX. When the current format was adopted in that year, existing toll-free numbers were given the format 01-800-0XX-XXXX. These numbers were advertised with the grouping 01-8000-XX-XXX, leading many people to erroneously believe that the general prefix for toll-free numbers is 01-8000.01-900-XXX-XXXX
1-2-3, for all emergency services.
1-1-2, for only Police services.
1-1-9, for only Firefighting services.
1-3-2, for only Ambulance services.