How to Call Philippines Phone Numbers

Country phone codes

+63 is the country calling code assigned to the Philippines by the International Telecommunication Union. All of the country’s telephone numbers are also designated under the Republic Act No. 7925 of 1995 created by the Department of Information and Communications Technology of the Government of the Philippines

So if you’re calling the Philippines, the number should start with:

+63 12-3456-789

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Other Important Information about the Philippines

Prefix

A prefix is simply the set of numbers that come before the country and area codes of a telephone number. The Philippines’s telephone numbers are made up of 10-11 numbers split into groups of 2. So if you’re going to make a call to the Philippines using a mobile phone, you should dial country code+area code+7-digit number. Some of the common area codes in the Philippines include Manila (2), Cebu (32) and Palawan (48)

Location Country Code Landline Area Code Landline Number
Manila +63 (2) 1234 5678
Cebu +63 (32) 1234 5678
Palawan +63 (48) 1234 5678

So if you’re making a call to Manila, dial +63 2 1234 5678.

Network coverage

Network coverage is readily available across the Philippines.

LTE coverage

LTE connection is readily available across the country, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

International Roaming

Available at over 50 destinations, you can count on us to keep you connected even when you’re not in home soil. 
We know how difficult it can be to be far from home and the family for a long time. We can only wish to talk to them non-stop day and night. But we also know that the more we spend time with calls and texts overseas, the bigger the expenses can get. Read more

Top Mobile SIM network in the Philippines

Here are the top mobile SIM networks in the Philippines:

Globe Telecom

Smart

BayanTel

Top apps used to communicate

Here are the top apps mostly used for communication in the Philippines:

WhatsApp

Instagram

Messenger

Messenger

Emergency phone numbers

Here are the 2 most important emergency numbers to take note of when visiting the Philippines

ambulance service

112, 911 for ambulance service

fire

112, 911 for fire

police

112, 911 for police

warning

112, 911 for the national emergency number.

Best Time to Call the Philippines

The Philippines observes Phillippine Standard Time (PHT) using the time offset of UTC+8.
Wherever you are in Australia, you can call the Philippines from the following time zones:

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Philippines 10:00am – 9:00pm UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
8:00am – 10:00pm UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
9:30am – 10:30pm UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
11:00am – 10:00pm UTC+11:00 Norfolk Island Standard Time (NFT) Norfolk Island
8:00am – 8:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
7:30am – 7:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Daylight Savings Time (first Sunday in October – first Sunday in April)

Best time to call

Time to Call

UTC Relative

Time Zone

State

Philippines 12:00pm – 11:00pm UTC+11:00 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) New South Wales (except Broken Hill), Victoria, Tasmania, Australian Capital Territory
11:00am – 11:00pm UTC+10:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Queensland
8:00am – 10:00pm UTC+08:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) Western Australia
11:30am – 11:00pm UTC+10:30 Australian Central Daylight Time (ACDT) South Australia, Northern Territory and town of Broken Hill in Western New South Wales
9:30am – 10:30pm UTC+09:30 Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) Northern Territory
12:00pm – 12:00am UTC+12:00 Norfolk Island Daylight Time (NDT) Norfolk Island
8:00am – 8:00pm UTC+07:00 Christmas Island Standard Time (CXT) Christmas Island
7:30am – 7:30pm UTC+06:30 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Standard Time (CCT) Cocos (Keeling) Islands

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