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How to call a landline phone using your cellphone

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Nowadays, we are so used to using and calling cellphones that many of us have forgotten (or don’t really know) how to call landline phones. Granted not many of us 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.

How to call a landline phone using your cellphone

For those not aware, you cannot directly dial a 7-digit or 8-digit landline number from your cellphone. You have to add the area code before the landline number on your dialer.

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If, for example, you are calling a PLDT landline in Metro Manila (area code 02) using a Smart or Globe mobile phone, you need to dial 02 87654321.

Area Code + Landline Number
Ex: 02-87654321

If you are calling a Philippine landline number from abroad or overseas, you have to include the country code, the area code, and then the landline number. The Philippine country code is +63. The formats are as follows:

PH Country Code + Area Code + Landline Number
Ex: +632 87654321

8 Digit GMM Number Expansion

Take note that the landline numbers in Greater Metro Manila (GMM) have been expanded to 8-digits. GMM encompasses Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, and Cavite. Those with area code 02 are affected.

ALSO READ: Cavite set to become first province-wide Smart City, thanks to PLDT and Smart

Basically, you just add an additional number before the existing landline number. The format is as follows:

  • PLDT/Digitel – (02) 8 XXX XXXX
  • Globe Telecom/Innove – (02) 7 XXX XXXX
  • Bayantel – (02) 3 XXX XXXX
  • Eastern – (02) 5 XXX XXXX
  • ABS-CBN Converge – (02) 6 XXX XXXX

Philippine Area Codes

CityArea Code
Angeles45
Antipolo02
Bacolod34
Bacoor46
Baguio74
Baliuag44
Batangas43
Binan49
Binangonan02
Butuan85
Cabanatuan44
Cabuyao49
Cagayan de Oro88
Cainta02
Calamba49
Calbayog55
Caloocan02
Cebu32
Cotabato64
Dagupan75
Dasmarinas46
Davao82
Dumaguete35
General Santos83
General Trias46
Iligan63
Iloilo33
Imus46
Las Pinas02
Lapu-Lapu32
Lipa43
Lucena42
Mabalacat45
Makati02
Malabon02
Malolos44
Mandaluyong02
Mandaue32
Manila02
Marawi63
Marikina02
Meycauayan44
Muntinlupa02
Naga54
Navotas02
Olongapo47
Paranaque02
Pasay02
Pasig02
Quezon02
Roxas78
San Fernando72
San Jose del Monte44
San Pablo93
San Pedro02
Santa Maria44
Santa Rosa49
Tacloban53
Taguig02
Talisay32
Tanza46
Tarlac45
Taytay02
Toledo32
Valenzuela02
Zamboanga62

Bryan is a tech enthusiast and self-admitted geek who enjoys blogging and watching NBA clips on YouTube. He has over 20 years of experience in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations from different industries such as telecommunications and banking.

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