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WhatsApp – What is Country Code 63?


If you are using WhatsApp to contact family and friends in the Philippines, be aware of their country code: +63. This code must be included when placing international phone calls or sending international text messages.

To reach a Philippines phone number from abroad, dial your home country’s international calling prefix before dialing area code and phone number.

Country code

Country codes are unique identifiers used in international telecommunications to distinguish countries or regions in telecommunications networks. They’re employed when making calls, text messaging and other forms of communication to ensure the call or message reaches its proper recipient. Philippines uses country code +63 to identify itself when calling international numbers or sending international text messages such as WhatsApp; additionally it serves to facilitate booking travel arrangements and conducting business deals within its borders.

To call the Philippines from abroad, dial your exit code followed by country code and local phone number. Regardless of whether it is landline or mobile, always add country code before the telephone number for any call made from overseas to Philippines. Use Philippines country codes to contact family, friends or local businesses/governmental offices.

To call someone in the Philippines from outside its borders, dialing the country code 63 followed by their local phone number is necessary for international calls as this identifies it to telecom providers. When dialing Philippine numbers you should also include a leading zero in order to avoid confusion between caller and receiver.

Philippine telecom services are overseen by the National Telecommunication Commission, an attached agency of the Department of Information and Communications Technology. Telephone numbers in the Philippines typically consist of eight-digit landline numbers and seven-digit mobile numbers; both types can be local or long distance (PTEL runs the latter national long-distance network); local services may be offered by various private providers.

Calling Philippine phone numbers from abroad requires dialing the country code, 0063. Then add in both area codes and local phone numbers; searchable directories such as Philippine Yellow Pages and Philippine Government Office Directory provide this service.

Area code

Area codes are numbers used to uniquely identify specific regions within a country or city. In the Philippines, there are two kinds of area codes: national and local. National codes identify the whole nation while local ones refer specifically to cities. Area codes provide essential phone access in the Philippines while remaining connected to friends and family; however they can sometimes be difficult to recall for those unfamiliar with them.

When calling Philippine numbers, the first thing you should be familiar with is the international call prefix 00 (or + on mobile phones). Dial then the country calling code for Philippines which is 63 before finally dialing your subscriber number which should contain 10 digits; if using VoIP or satellite phones this may need to include adding additional country code before area code as well.

Nearly every country in the world has an international access code or ISD code to identify it for telephone service providers, and to tell them where your call should be routed from and to. In the Philippines’ case, its country code is 63.

Philippines also features its own three-digit area code to identify smaller regions within larger cities, used by both landline and mobile phone users alike. Area codes may differ slightly depending on your location; for instance, areas that house many people may use the 00 prefix instead.

Although some area codes may appear similar, an attempt was clearly made to avoid overlapping area codes. Maryland and Virginia share an area code of 704, while American Samoa and Guam both maintain separate area codes despite being located over 4,800 miles apart.

Filipino mobile phone numbers consist of 10-digits, starting with the country calling code of 63 and continuing through region or city codes ranging from one or two digits in length, before concluding with service provider specific digits such as 02 for Metro Manila or other areas in its capital region or 900 for pay-per-call services.

Phone number

A phone number is an intricate code designed to connect every caller with their intended destination. It narrows calls by narrowing it by country code, area code and prefix. These codes help keep global phone systems organized and accurate despite continuing expansion; additionally, various conventions exist for expressing numbers in different languages which include using periods or dashes to better readability of phone numbers.

If you are calling someone in the Philippines from another country, it is essential that you know how to dial their phone number correctly. In particular, it will require entering their country code of 63, the international prefix 00 (or + in mobile or VoIP phones), subscriber number and subscriber code – once this information has been entered you’ll be ready to connect with your friends or family!

Format and allocation of local phone numbers in each nation is dictated by either government regulation, or sometimes sponsored organizations (like NANPA in the US and CNAC in Canada). When calling abroad, typically starting with entering country code then city code. When making calls within large regions with one, two, three or four digit city codes is best.

To call the Philippines from overseas, dial an international call prefix of 00 (or plus for mobile phones), enter country code 63 and subscriber number, as well as any area codes which could range from one to four digits.

Philippines is an Asian nation and holds an ISO 2 code of PHL, along with top-level domain.ph and an ISO numeric code of 608 that are both unique to their region. Their country code for international telecommunications purposes is 63.

Dialing code

Dialing codes are special sequences of numbers used by telephone networks and other telecom systems to identify which country a caller is calling from, usually followed by their phone number or other details of their call. It serves to route calls directly to their destinations while also providing other useful data, such as whether or not mobile or landlines are being utilized or what type of service is being rendered.

To call from outside of the Philippines, one must dial an international calling code or ISD for their country, typically + or 00 depending on where the call originates from. After dialing that, one then needs to dial both 63 (Philippine country code) and their city area code – these will appear as caller ID’s of those receiving calls.

International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations specialized agency, assigns international calling codes for most countries around the world including Philippines. ITU assigns codes that identify each nation or territory for other telecommunication systems and in Recommendation E.164 it lists them all.

Countries, like the US and Canada, use single-digit country codes while France and England utilize two-digit country codes. Countries that are most prominent within their telecommunications industry or have the largest populations typically receive country codes that are easier to memorize and dial.

Most countries require that a special prefix be dialed when making international calls in order to avoid confusion with domestic calls. The specific prefix varies by country and is usually indicated within each article or “Fact box/Quickbar”. The ITU also maintains a list of these prefixes.

Philippines international calling code is 63 and followed by city area codes and phone numbers for each individual city. Check your list before dialing to ensure a successful call experience.