Phone calls in Chile

by Andrea Segura - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Even though WhatsApp, Skype and other apps are mostly used for making international phone calls nowadays, there might still be confusion on the dial codes. Whenever you are using your own US or Canadian cell phone to call a number in Chile, you are making an international call. You will also need to dial accordingly when using Skype.  

  • The International Access Code (IAC) for the US and Canada is 011 and for Chile it’s 00
  • The Country Code (CC) for Chile is 56 and for the US and Canada it’s 1
  • Area Codes in Chile can be various digits in length
  • To call Chile from the US or Canada, dial IAC + CC + Local Number.

Example: The local telephone number of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago is 5288-9900. The number could also be listed as +56 5288-9900. In both cases, you would dial 011-56-5288-9900.

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To call the US or Canada from Chile, dial IAC + CC + LN

The local telephone number of the ExperiencePlus! headquarters in Colorado is 970-484-8489. You would dial 00-1-970-484-8489.

To call Chile from another South American country, dial IAC + CC+ LN

The local telephone number of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago is 5288-9900. The number could also be listed as +56 5288-9900. In both cases, you would dial 00-56-5288-9900.

To call Chile from within Chile, dial LN

The local telephone number of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Santiago is 5288-9900. The number could also be listed as +56 5288-9900. In both cases, you would dial (0) 56-5288-9900. Unlike the US there is no need to differentiate between local and long distance by dialing a 1. Notice that the Trunk Code (0) is dialed.

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