How to call to Guatemala (country code +502)

Calling to Guatemala

  • 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 start with ‘4’ or ‘5’.

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

Guatemala 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 Guatemala (domestic dialing)

Dial the entire eight digit phone number as it is listed.

There is no trunk prefix dialed when calling within Guatemala.

eight digits
local phone number

Guatemalan phone numbers explained

Number details

Guatemala’s phone numbers are eight digits.

The first digit designates a geographic (area) code and whether the phone number is a landline (fixed line) or mobile phone. Guatemala City numbers start with ‘2’, Guatemala Department numbers start with ‘6’, and the rest of Guatemala starts with ‘7’.
Digits two, three, and four of a landline signify the phone carrier in that geographic area

Mobile numbers begin with digits ‘4’ or ‘5’.

An example of a Guatemalan phone number

The Museo Popol Vuh lists its phone number in Guatemala City as (+502) 2338 7896.

Number explanation
50223387896
country code for Guatemalageographic (area) code for Guatemala Citysignifies a specific phone carrier in Guatemalalocal phone number in Guatemala City within that specific phone carrier's network
Local example – calling from another location in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Dial all eight digits of the phone number for all calls within Guatemala.

23387896
geographic (area) code for Guatemala Citysignifies a specific phone carrier in Guatemalalocal phone number in Guatemala City within that specific phone carrier's network
Long distance example – calling from Puerto Barrios, Guatemala (on the other side of the country)

Dial all eight digits of the phone number for all calls within Guatemala.

23387896
geographic (area) code for Guatemala Citysignifies a specific phone carrier in Guatemalalocal phone number in Guatemala City within that specific phone carrier's network
International example – calling from outside Guatemala

To call from outside Guatemala, dial the exit code of the country the call is dialed from, followed by Guatemala’s country code of ‘502’, followed by the local phone number.

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Calling from Guatemala

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

Administrative and regulatory

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