Area code 876

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Jamaica is located in Jamaica
Area code 876

Area code 876 is the local telephone area code of Jamaica. The 876 area code was created during a split from the original 809 area code. This was done on or around[when?] the date May 1997.

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).

The area code (876) is not a toll-free number and calls from any other area code are billed at international long distance rates.

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.

Calls to Jamaica from anywhere in the NANP area are 1-876 + seven digit phone number.


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).[1]

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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

Coordinates: 18°10′09″N 77°22′11″W / 18.1691°N 77.3698°W / 18.1691; -77.3698