How to call to the Turks and Caicos (country code +1 649)

Calling to the Turks and Caicos

  • 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

The Turks and Caicos do 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 the Turks and Caicos (domestic dialing)

There is no trunk prefix (1) or area code (649) used when calling within the Turks and Caicos.

Only the seven digit phone number is dialed.

seven digits
local phone number

Turks and Caicos Island phone numbers explained

Number details

The Turks and Caicos’ 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 ‘649’ – an area (geographic) code to designate the Turks and Caicos’ phone system within the North American Numbering Plan.
The first three digits of the local phone number are an exchange within the Turks and Caicos’ code of ‘649’.

Mobile numbers are intermixed with land-line phone numbers.

An example of a Turks and Caicos Island number

The Turks and Caicos National Museum lists its phone number in Cockburn Town as +1 649-946-2160.

Number explanation
1649946 2160
country code for Turks and Caicosarea code for the Turks and Caicos within the NANPlocal phone number in Cockburn Town
Local example – calling from another location in Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos

Dial the seven digit phone number when calling anywhere within the Turks and Caicos. Do not include the trunk prefix / country code ‘1’ or the area code ‘649’ in domestic calls.

946 2160
local phone number in Cockburn town
Long distance example – calling from Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (on the other side of the country)

Dial the seven digit phone number when calling anywhere within the Turks and Caicos. Do not include the trunk prefix / country code ‘1’ or the area code ‘649’ in domestic calls.

946 2160
local phone number in Cockburn town
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 the Turks and Caicos’ area code within the NANP of ‘649’, then the local seven digit phone number.

1649946 2160
long distance trunk prefixarea (geographic) code for the Turks and Caicoslocal phone number in Cockburn Town
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 the Turks and Caicos’ area code of ‘649’, then the local phone number.

exit code1649946 2160
exit code of the country the call is dialed fromcountry code for the North American Numbering Planarea (geographic) code for the Turks and Caicoslocal phone number in Cockburn Town

Calling from the Turks and Caicos Islands

… 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 the Turks and Caicos 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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