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How to call a landline phone from your mobile phone

If you don't know how to dial a landline phone, here's how to do it.

Nowadays, we are so used to using and calling smartphones that many of us have forgotten (or don’t know) how to call landline phones. Understandably so, because landlines are becoming far less important for homes, but it’s something you should know in case you need it.

In this article, we will show you how to call a landline phone using your Smart, Globe, or DITO mobile phones.

How to call a landline phone using your mobile phone

First off, you cannot directly dial a 7-digit or 8-digit landline number from your mobile phone. To do this, you have to add the area code before the landline number on your dialer.

For example, if you are calling a PLDT landline in Metro Manila with an area code of 02 using a Smart or Globe mobile phone, you would 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 format is as follows:

PH Country Code + Area Code + Landline Number
Ex: +632 87654321 or 00 632 87654321

8 Digit GMM Number Expansion

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

How this works is that you just add an additional number before the existing landline number. Here are the new formats.

  • 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

Here’s a list of area codes in the Philippines.

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 geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

2 Comments

  1. Katrina Sabanal Reply

    How much does it cost to call a PLDT landline number from a cell phone?

    • Hi. I think the cost of calling a landline from a Smart or Globe Prepaid line is P7.50 per minute. Most postpaid plans in the country, however, offer free calls to landlines.

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