Chile Phones, Cell Phones, and Communication
A Chilean landline phone number (numero fijo)in Santiago (excluding its area code of "2") has eight digits.
A Chilean landline phone number outside Santiago (excluding its two-digit area code) has seven digits.
A Chilean cellphone/mobile (celular) number has eight digits; the first digit is always a 6, 7, 8 or 9.
The code (similar to an area code) used to access Chilean cellphones is a "9".
A phone number with a "600" in the front is charged the same as a local phone call; it can be used form fixed phones and some mobiles.
A phone number with an "800" in the front is a free call from a fixed line.
How to dial phone calls
|From a landline||From a celular|
|To a landline||Area code + phone number = 9 digits total||0 + area code + phone number|
|To a celular||9 + eight-digit phone number||eight-digit phone number|
|To international||carrier code + 0 + country code + area code + phone number||same as from a landline|
SUBTEL webpage on the 2014 new dialling implementation: http://www.llamadalocal.cl/?page_id=47
Some of the most used carrier codes are:
Movistar(formerly Telefonica): 188
Telefonica Manquehue : 122
Telefonica del Sur : 121
Chile phone area codes
Some are on this map:
- The carrier code to use will depend upon which company provides services to that landline. Usually calling centers have the carrier they are using published on the wall.
- If you have a landline in your home, it is usually better to have a long distance and/or international phone call plan. You can probably make long distance and international phone calls without contracting a plan, but prices will be much higher.
- If you are programming a phone, you might need to insert one or more pauses, for example: 09 P 76200259
- VALPARAÍSO AND VIÑA DEL MAR phone numbers: Several years ago, a two was added to the front of these numbers. If a phone number from these areas does not work, try adding a "2" in front of the phone number.