How to call to Chile (country code +56)

Calling to Chile

  • A leading '+' in the phone number means 'dial your country's exit code'.
  • Calling from a mobile phone: dial from on the country where you're currently located.
  • Calling from a VoIP or satellite phone: dial from on the country where the phone is registered.

… to a mobile (cellular) phone or text (sms)

Use the same call sequence.

Mobile phone numbers begin with ‘9’ (except for numbers starting with ’90’, ’91’, and ’92’).

When calling a mobile phone user, call to the country where the mobile phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a VoIP phone

Use the same call sequence.

Phone numbers starting with ’44’ are reserved for VoIP phone numbers.

When calling a VoIP phone user, call to the country where the VoIP phone is registered, regardless of where the person being called is currently roaming.

… to a satellite phone

Chile does not have a country-specific satellite phone system.

Most satellite phones operate on their own country code – calls to these satellite phones follow their own call sequence.

… sending a fax

Use the same call sequence.

Calling within Chile (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is no longer used as a trunk prefix within Chile.

All calls are now dialed as nine digit phone numbers.

nine digits
local phone number

Chilean phone numbers explained

Number details

Chilean phone numbers are nine digits.

The first digit signifies whether a phone number is a land-line (fixed line) or mobile phone.

With landlines, the first one to two digits represent a geographic part of the country. Santiago is the only one digit phone number and uses area code ‘2’.

Mobile numbers begin with ‘9’ except for ’90’, ’91’, and ’92’.

An example of an Chilean phone number

The Le Reve lists its phone number in Santiago as (56-2) 2757 6000 .

Phone number explanation
5622757 6000
country code for Chileindicates a land-line phone numberarea (geographic) code for Santiagoremainder of the phone number
Local example – calling from another location in Santiago

Dial the entire nine digit phone number for all phone calls within Chile.

22757 6000
indicates a the area (geographic) code for Santiagoindicates a landline phone numberremainder of the phone number
Long distance example – calling from Punta Arenas, Chile (on the other side of the country)

Dial the entire nine digit phone number for all phone calls within Chile.

22757 6000
indicates a the area (geographic) code for Santiagoindicates a landline phone numberremainder of the phone number
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Chile)

Dial the entire nine digit phone number for all phone calls within Chile.

22757 6000
indicates a the area (geographic) code for Santiagoindicates a landline phone numberremainder of the phone number
International example – calling from outside Chile

To call from outside Chile, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Chile’s country code of ’56’, followed by the local phone number.

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Calling from Chile

‘1XX0’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international call from Chile. The ‘XX’ is a carrier selection code.

Administrative and regulatory

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