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    In 2017 the Philippines National Telecommunications Commission announced a change in the country’s numbering plan which was implemented on October 6, 2019.

    The change consists in migrating all 7 digit landline telephone numbers within area code 2 (two) to 8 digits, meaning that an extra digit has been added to all these numbers.

    Here are the 3 situations encountered:

    1. 4XX XXXX becomes 34XX XXXX
    2. 5XX XXXX becomes 75XX XXXX
    3. 9XX XXXX becomes 89XX XXXX

    Area code 2 covers the following areas: Metro Manila, the Rizal Province and the cities of Bacoor and San Pedro.


    An international call from the United States to an older Manila landline of the format 5XX XXXX would therefore be today 011 63 2 75XX XXXX (the old dialing sequence would have been 011 63 2 5XX XXXX).

    More information about the change

    Visit our main page on dialing to the Philippines for up to date instructions.

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