Telephone numbers in Colombia
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Colombia has various telephone dial plans, depending on the type of service.
- 1 Land line service
- 2 Mobile service
- 3 Toll-free service
- 4 Other services
- 5 References
Land line service
Local numbers follow the pattern:
Where N is a range from 2-8. Numbers where N is 9 are reserved for pay phones.
Domestic long-distance numbers follow the pattern:
Where A represents one of the four national long-distance carriers, but new long distance operators are using 0Axy format:
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:
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 represents the access code for one of the country's mobile phone operators:
Calls from a mobile phone
Calls from a mobile phone to a domestic landline phone follow the pattern:
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:
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.
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Emergency numbers (Colombian National Police)
- 1-1-2, called linea ciento doce (hundred and twelve line)
- In the cities of Bogotá, Medellin and Cúcuta, dial 1-2-3, for police, fire department and general emergencies