How To Call Landline in the Philippines Using Cellphone or Internet

Despite the advent of mobile phones and the internet as communication platforms, telephones are still used by a lot of Filipinos for personal and work purposes. 

For this reason, it will be beneficial if you know multiple ways to call a landline number. 

If you have a landline, a mobile phone, or a stable internet connection, you can use them to call a landline here in the country. Clueless on how to do so? Don’t worry because you’re in the right place. Let this article teach you several ways to call a landline in the Philippines.

Read the main article: An Ultimate Guide to Landline Area Codes in the Philippines

 

How To Call a Landline in the Philippines Using a Landline

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1. Calling a Landline Under the Same Area Code

If you want to call someone located in the same area code as yours, all you have to do is dial the landline number. 

So, if you’re living in Batangas and you wish to call a landline located in the same province, just dial the number you wish to call; no need to dial the area code before the number.

2. Calling a Landline Under a Different Area Code

If you want to call someone located in a place that has a different area code as yours, follow these steps:

  1. Press 0 followed by the area code.
  2. Press the landline number you wish to dial.

To summarize:

0 + <area code> + <7- or 8-digit landline number>

  • If you’re calling a landline outside Metro Manila where the area code is not 02, just follow the exact format above. Example: Dial 043-XXX-XXXX if you are in a different province and wish to call someone in Batangas.
  • If you’re calling a Globe landline in Metro Manila or places with an area code of 02, just add 7 at the beginning of the existing number. In other words, dial 0 + 2 + 7 + <7 digit landline number>. Example: Dial 02-7XXX-XXXX if you are calling from a province and wish to contact someone in Manila who has a Globe landline.
  • If you’re calling a PLDT landline in Metro Manila or places with an area code of 02, simply add 8 at the beginning of the existing number1. In other words, dial 0 + 2 + 8 + <7-digit landline number>. Example: Dial 02-8XXX-XXXX if you are calling from a province and wish to contact someone in Manila who has a PLDT landline.

3. Calling a Landline in the Philippines if You’re From a Different Country

If you are based abroad and wish to call a landline number here in the Philippines, follow these steps:

  1. Press 00.
  2. Press the Philippine country code 63.
  3. Press the area code of the landline you wish to dial.
  4. Press the landline number then proceed with making the call.

In short, you must dial:

  00 + country code (63) + <area code> + <7- or 8-digit landline number>

  • If you’re calling a landline outside Metro Manila where the area code is not 02, just follow the same format as shown above. Example: Dial 00-63-43-XXX-XXXX  if you are in a different country and you wish to call someone in Batangas.
  • If you’re calling a Globe landline in Metro Manila or places with an area code of 02, just add 7 at the beginning of the number. In other words, dial 00 + 63 + <area code> + 7 + <7-digit landline number>. Example: Dial 00-63-2-7XXX-XXXX if you are in a different country and you wish to call someone in Metro Manila who is using a Globe landline.
  • If you’re calling a PLDT landline in Metro Manila or places with an area code of 02, add 8 at the beginning of the number. To put it simply, dial 00 + 63 + <area code> + 8 + <7-digit landline number>. Example: Dial 00-63-2-8XXX-XXXX if you are in a different country and you wish to call someone in Metro Manila who is using a PLDT landline.
 

How To Call a Landline in the Philippines Using a Cellphone

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If you’re calling a landline number using your mobile phone, you need to dial the area code as well regardless of where the landline is located.

To call a landline in the Philippines using your mobile phone, follow these steps:

  1. Press the area code of the landline you wish to call.
  2. Press the landline number then proceed with the call.

In short:

<area code> + <7- or 8-digit landline number>

  • If you’re calling a landline outside Metro Manila where the area code is not 02, just follow the exact format presented above.
  • If you are calling a Globe landline in Metro Manila or places with an area code of 02, just add 7 at the beginning of the existing landline number. In other words, dial <area code> + 7 + <7-digit landline number>. Example: Dial 02-7XXX-XXXX on your mobile phone if you are calling someone in Metro Manila who has a Globe landline.
  • If you’re calling a PLDT landline in Metro Manila or places with an area code of 02, simply add 8 at the beginning of the number. To put it simply, dial <area code> + 8 + <7-digit landline number>. Example: Dial 02-8XXX-XXXX on your mobile phone if you are calling someone in Metro Manila who has a PLDT landline.

Related: How to Call Manila Landline from Province (and Vice Versa)

 

How To Call a Landline in the Philippines Using the Internet

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If you have a good internet connection, you can call a landline in the Philippines using the following:

1. PinoyDialer

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PinoyDialer is a computer application that enables users to call a landline number in the Philippines. Here’s how you can call a landline using this app:

  1. Download the software.
  2. Install the software on your computer.
  3. Once the software is installed, provide your username and password.
  4. Enter the landline number you wish to call in the textbox in this format: 00 + country code (63) + <area code> + <landline number>. Note that if the landline is based in Metro Manila, you have to add 7 (if it is a Globe landline) or 8 (if it is a PLDT landline) at the beginning of the landline number.

Calling rates vary depending on where you are located. You can check the respective rates here. Take note that you can also use PinoyDialer as a mobile app. Refer here for more information. 

2. Skype

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Skype is a widely known application that provides telecommunication and voice calls services across various countries.

To call a landline in the Philippines using Skype, follow these steps:

  1. Download Skype.
  2. Sign in to Skype using your username, email, or phone. If you don’t have an account yet, tap Create a New Account and follow the steps.
  3. After signing in, select Calls, then Dial Pad. Skype will show your current country and the associated rates. 
  4. Select Philippines from the drop-down list. You can also manually type our country code 63.
  5. Enter the number you want to call. If the landline is outside Metro Manila, use the this format: <area code> + <7-digit landline number>. Meanwhile, if the landline is Globe and is in Metro Manila, enter: <area code> + 7 + <7-digit landline number>. Lastly, if the landline is PLDT and is in Metro Manila, enter this format: <area code> + 8 + <7-digit landline number>.
  6. Click the Call button.

3. Viber

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If you’re a Viber user, you can call a landline number by following these steps:

  1. Open your Viber app and tap Calls.
  2. Tap on the keypad.
  3. Enter the landline number you wish to call using this format: “+” + country code (63) + <area code without leading 0’s> + <landline number>. Note that if the landline is based in Metro Manila, you have to add 7 at the beginning of the landline number (if it is a Globe landline) or 8 (if it is a PLDT landline). 

For calling rates and charges, refer here.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How much does it cost to call a landline in the Philippines?

It depends on what device you’re using and the type of subscription. 

For instance, PLDT landline2 charges PHP 5.10 per minute for National Direct Dialing (NDD) and $0.40 for International Direct Dialing (IDD).

Meanwhile, Globe Home Phone3 charges PHP 7.50 per minute for NDD to other networks and $0.40 for IDD.

2. How can I know if the landline I’m calling is a Globe or PLDT number?

Go back to the main article: Landline Area Codes in the Philippines (Updated List)

 

References

  1. Metro Manila landline numbers migrate to 8-digits from 7 on Oct. 6. (2019). Retrieved 4 January 2022, from https://news.abs-cbn.com/business/10/04/19/metro-manila-landline-numbers-migrate-to-8-digits-from-7-on-oct-6
  2. What are the PLDT Landline Features. Retrieved 4 January 2022, from https://pldthome.com/support-landline-features
  3. Postpaid Call Promos. Retrieved 4 January 2022, from https://www.globe.com.ph/help/postpaid/call-promos.html#gref

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