How to call Trinidad and Tobago (country code +1 868)

Calling to Trinidad and Tobago

  • 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

Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix (1) or area code (868) used when calling within Trinidad and Tobago.

Only the seven digit phone number is dialed.

seven digits
local phone number

Trinidadian phone numbers explained

Number details

Trinidadian 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 ‘868’ – an area (geographic) code to designate Trinidad and Tobago within the North American Numbering Plan.
The first three digits of the local phone number are an exchange within the Trinidadian code of ‘868’.

Mobile numbers are intermixed with land-line phone numbers.

An example of a Trinidadian number

The National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago lists its phone number in Port of Spain as 868 623 5941.

Number explanation
1868623 5941
country code for Trinidad and Tobagoarea code for Trinidad and Tobago within the NANPlocal phone number in Port of Spain
Local example – calling from another location in Port of Spain

To call anywhere within Trinidad and Tobago dial the local seven digit phone number.

623 5941
local phone number in Port of Spain
Long distance example – calling from San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago (on the other side of the country)

To call anywhere within Trinidad and Tobago dial the local seven digit phone number.

623 5941
local phone number in Port of Spain
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 Trinidad and Tobago’s area code within the NANP of ‘868’, then the local seven digit phone number.

1868623 5941
long distance trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for Trinidad and Tobagolocal phone number in Port of Spain
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 Trinidad and Tobago’s area code of ‘868’, then the local phone number.

exit code1868623 5941
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for the North American Numbering Planarea (geographic) code for Trinidad and Tobagolocal phone number in Port of Spain

Calling from Trinidad and Tobago

… 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 Trinidad and Tobago 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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