How To Call Landline Number Using Cellphone


How To Call Landline Using Cellphone

Nowadays, we are so used to using and calling cellphones that many of us have forgotten how to call landline phones. Granted most people now does not have landlines anymore, but it’s something you should know in case it comes up. In this article, we’re going to go through the process of calling landline phones using your Smart, Globe, or DITO smartphone or a telephone.

Calling a landline number in the Philippines is not as simple as dialing the 7-digit telephone number. That is because you may have to include the area code to the telephone number you are calling. However, if you are calling a telephone number within the same area code, you don’t have to include the area code. But if you are calling from a different place with a different area code, you will need to include the area code.

Table of Contents
How to Call Landline Using Your Smart, Globe or DITO Cellphone
Cellphone Call to Provincial Landline
Cellphone Call to Metro Manila Landline
How to Call Local Landline Using Your Telephone
Telephone Call to Provincial Landline
Telephone Call to Metro Manila Landline
Telephone Calls Within the Same Area Code
How to Call Philippine Telephone Number From Overseas
Overseas Call to Provincial Landline
Overseas Call to Metro Manila Landline
Conclusion

For example, if you are in Manila and you want to call someone in Davao, you will have to insert the area code 82 before the telephone number. So if you want to call 221-4515, you should dial 82-221-4515 instead.

If you are calling from overseas, you must also include the country code +63 along with the area code. So the landline number 221-4515 with the area code 82 should become +63-82-221-4515.

It might be confusing at first but you’ll soon become familiar with the steps in calling a landline number in the Philippines, no matter where you are located.


How to Call Landline Using Your Smart, Globe or DITO Cellphone

Cellphone calls to a landline number must always use the area code, with no exceptions. So even if you are calling someone within the same place or area code, you must still include the area code.

Telephone numbers under the area code 2, which includes Metro Manila, Bacoor City and San Pedro, Laguna, have been migrated to 8 digits as mandated by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC). Globe subscribers have to add “7” to their existing telephone numbers while PLDT subscribers must add “8.”

How to call landline number in the Philippines

Cellphone Call to Provincial Landline

To call a landline number in the province using your Globe or Smart cellphone, just follow this format:

Area Code + 7-Digit Landline Number

For example, if you want to call 221-3575 which is in Davao City (area code 82), just dial 82-221-3575.

Cellphone Call to Metro Manila Landline

The format for calling a Metro Manila telephone number using your Smart or Globe cellphone is:

2 + 8-Digit Landline Number

For example, if you want to call the PLDT telephone number 8920-6401, you should dial 2-8920-6401 instead.

How to Call Local Landline Using Your Telephone

It’s easy to call a local landline number using your telephone. Just place “0” and the area code before the landline number you want to call.

Telephone Call to Provincial Landline

To call a landline number in the province or outside Metro Manila, just follow this format:

0 + Area Code + 7-Digit Landline Number

Let’s say that you are in Davao City and you want to call 232-7520 which is in Cebu City (area code 32). What you should dial is 032-232-7520. Note that the domestic long-distance prefix 0 is being added.

Telephone Call to Metro Manila Landline

To call a Metro Manila landline number from the province, take note of this format:

0 + 2 + 8-Digit Landline Number

For example, if you are in Cebu City and you want to call the PLDT number 8920-6446 in Quezon City, you should dial 02-8920-6446.

Telephone Calls Within the Same Area Code

You don’t need to use any prefix or area code when calling someone within the same area code. If you are in Makati City and you want to call someone in Quezon City, you simply dial the 8-digit telephone number straight away, because they are both in the same area code.

How to Call Philippine Telephone Number From Overseas

Are you currently overseas and you want to call a landline number in the Philippines? All you have to do is to insert the Philippine country code 63 as well as the area code of the number you want to call.

Overseas Call to Provincial Landline

To place an overseas IDD call to a telephone number outside Metro Manila, follow this format:

+63 + Area Code + 7-Digit Landline Number

Let’s say that you are in Singapore and you want to call 232-7520 in Cebu City (area code 32). Just dial +63-32-232-7520.

Overseas Call to Metro Manila Landline

To call a Metro Manila landline number from outside the Philippines, just remember this format:

+63 + 2 + 8-Digit Landline Number

For example, you want to call 8920-6446 in Quezon City. Since its area code is 2, just dial +63-2-8920-6446.

Conclusion

That’s all guys. You’ve just learned how to call a landline number in the Philippines using your cellphone or telephone. Don’t forget to check out our list of landline area codes in the Philippines for your reference. If you have any questions regarding this guide, just simply drop a comment below and we’ll gladly help you out.

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