Supriya Ghosh

Telephone numbers in Colombia

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Country  Colombia
Typical format  0573007945529
Continent  South America
Country calling code  +57
International call prefix  00 followed by 1 or 3 digit carrier code
Trunk prefix  0 followed by 1 or 3 digit carrier code

Colombia has various telephone dial plans, depending on the type of service.



Local numbers follow the pattern:

  • 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

    Domestic long-distance numbers follow the pattern:

  • 0AxyB-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
  • 414 Tigo
  • 5 UNE
  • 7 ETB
  • 9 Movistar
  • 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)
  • International dialing

    To dial internationally from Colombia, subscribers dial using the pattern:

  • 00A-XX...
  • Where A represents the long-distance carrier, as described above.

    Calls to a mobile phone

    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
  • 304 UNE
  • 305 ETB
  • 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

    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 service

    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.

    Toll-based service

  • 01-900-XXX-XXXX
  • 01-901-XXX-XXXX
  • Dial-up Internet service billed per minute

  • 01-947-XXX-XXXX
  • 01-948-XXX-XXXX
  • Emergency numbers

  • 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.
  • References

    Telephone numbers in Colombia Wikipedia

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