Area code 876
Area code 876 serves the country’s two mobile operators – Cable and Wireless/Liberty Global (marketed as FLOW Jamaica) and Digicel. Also served by area code 876 is the country's main landline provider, FLOW, as well as other smaller landline players like Digicel (which provides landline over its fibre network called Digicel Play).
Local calls within Jamaica are seven digits.
Calls outside Jamaica to the US and Canada are typically heavily discounted. FLOW Jamaica charges $2.99 JMD or $0.02 USD per minute for calls to all numbers in the USA and Canada as standard. The rate goes lower to $1.99 JMD or 1 cent USD for postpaid subscribers or those with an active data plan. Digicel charges similar rates as well but standard rates are around $17.70 JMD or $0.14 USD per minute without an international calling plan.
The 876 area code has been linked to a form of telephone fraud known as the "one ring scam". The person perpetuating the scam calls the victim via a robodialer or similar means, sometimes at odd hours of the night, then hangs up when the phone is answered with the hope that they will be curious enough to call the number back. When the victim does this, an automatic $19.95 international call fee is charged to their account, as well as $9.00/min thereafter. Similar scams have been linked to Grenada (area code 473), Antigua (area code 268), the Dominican Republic (area code 809) and the British Virgin Islands (area code 284).
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- List of exchanges from AreaCodeDownload.com, 876 Area Code
|Jamaica area codes: 876|
|North: Country code +53 in Cuba|
|West: 345||Area code 876||East: Country code +509 in Haiti|
|South: Caribbean Sea|
|Cayman Islands area codes: 345|
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