How to call Ecuador (country code +593)

Calling to Ecuador

  • A leading ‘0’ is not included in the international call sequence – it is only used in Ecuador for domestic long distance calls and domestic calls to a mobile phone.
  • 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 ’93’, ’95’, ’97’, ’98’, and ’99’.

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.

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

Ecuador 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 Ecuador (domestic dialing)

‘0’ is used as a trunk prefix when calling to a different area code within Ecuador.

Local calling (within the same area code)

To call within the same area code, dial only the local phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the one to two digit area code.

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Long distance calling (to a different area code, or from a mobile phone)

To call to a different area code, or dial a call from a mobile phone to a landline (fixed line) phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

0one digitseven digits
trunk prefixarea codelocal phone number

Mobile calling (to a mobile phone)

To call a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the two digit mobile code starting with ‘9’, then the seven digit subscriber number.

09x
trunk prefixmobile code

Ecuadorian phone numbers explained

Number details

Ecuadorian phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit is an area code that represents a geographic part of the country.

Mobile numbers begin with ’93’, ’95’, ’97’, ’98’, or ’99’.

An example of a Ecuadorian phone number

La Capilla Del Hombre lists its phone number in Quito as (593 2) 2448 492.

Number explanation
59322448 492
country code for Ecuadorgeographic (area) code for Quitolocal phone number within Quito
Local example – calling from another location in Quito, Ecuador

To call within the same area code dial only the local subscriber phone number. Do not dial the trunk prefix ‘0’ or the area code.

2448 492
local phone number within Quito
Long distance example – calling from Guayaquil, Ecuador (on the other side of the country)

To call from a different area code dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

022448 492
long distance trunk codegeographic (area) code for Quitolocal phone number within Quito
Mobile phone example – calling from a mobile phone (including a foreign mobile roaming in Ecuador)

To call from a mobile phone dial the trunk prefix ‘0’, then the area code, then the local phone number.

022448 492
long distance trunk codegeographic (area) code for Quitolocal phone number within Quito
International example – calling from outside Ecuador

To call from outside Ecuador, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Ecuador’s country code of ‘593’, followed by the local phone number.

Do not dial any leading ‘0’ listed in the Ecuadorian phone number.

exit code59322448 492
exit code for the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for Ecuadorgeographic (area) code for Quitolocal phone number within Quito

Calling from Ecuador

’00’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Ecuador.

Administrative and regulatory

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