How to call to Puerto Rico (country code +1 787 and +1 939)

Calling to Puerto Rico

  • A leading ‘1’ is included in the international call sequence.
  • 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.

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

Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix used when calling within Puerto Rico.

The full ten digit phone number (including the area code ‘787’ or ‘939’) is dialed.

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Puerto Rican phone numbers explained

Number details

Puerto Rico’s phone numbers are ten digits (eleven including a leading ‘1’ that acts as a country code for the entire NANP calling region).

The first three digits are ‘787’ or ‘939’ – an area (geographic) code to designate Puerto Rico within the North American Numbering Plan.
The first three digits of the local phone number are an exchange within Puerto Rico’s area codes code of ‘787’ and ‘939’.

Mobile numbers are intermixed with land-line phone numbers.

An example of a Puerto Rican phone number

The Castillo de San Felipe del Morro lists its phone number in San Juan as 787-728-6960.

Number explanation
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country code for Puerto Ricoarea code for Puerto Rico within the NANPlocal phone number within San Juan
Local example – calling from another location in San Juan

Call all ten digits of the phone number (including the area code ‘787’ or ‘939’) when calling anywhere in Puerto Rico.

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area code for Puerto Ricolocal phone number within San Juanthirdtwo
Long distance example – calling from Ponce, Puerto Rico (on the other side of the country)

Call all ten digits of the phone number (including the area code ‘787’ or ‘939’) when calling anywhere in Puerto Rico.

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area code for Puerto Ricolocal phone number within San Juanthirdtwo
International example – calling from the United States, Canada, or another country of the NANP (most of the Caribbean and U.S. territories in the Pacific)

To call within the NANP dial the phone call with the same call sequence as a U.S. or Canadian long distance call.

Dial the combined country code / trunk prefix of ‘1’, then Puerto Rico’s area code within the NANP of ‘787’ or ‘939’, then the local seven digit phone number.

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long distance trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Puerto Ricolocal phone number in San Juan
International example – calling from a country outside of the NANP (the United States, Canada, most of the Caribbean, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific)

To call from a country from outside the NANP, dial the exit code of the country you’re calling from, then the NANP country code / trunk prefix of ‘1’, then Puerto Rico’s area code of ‘787’ or ‘939’, then the local phone number.

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exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for the North American Numbering Planarea (geographic) code for Puerto Ricolocal phone number in San Juan

Calling from Puerto Rico

… to another country in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP)

NANP countries include Canada, the United States (and associated territories), and most regions of the Caribbean.

Dial the phone call starting with the trunk prefix / country code of ‘1’, then the area code and local phone number.

… to all other regions of the world

‘011’ is used as an exit code when dialing an international phone call from Puerto Rico to a location outside the NANP calling region (the United States, Canada, most regions of the Caribbean, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific).

Administrative and regulatory

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