How to Make a Call From Boracay

Making Calls to Other Countries:

International Calls can be made from most major hotel and resorts. There are also public telephone booths found along the White Beach path.

How To Make A Call From Anywhere in the Philippines To The USA (Watch this 1-minute Video):


How To Make A Call TO Boracay From Abroad
(or From Anywhere in the Philippines)

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Country Code of the United States: 001

Area Codes of Different States (listed in alphabetical order):

State Area code(s) State Area Code(s)
Alabama 205, 251, 256, 334, 938 Montana 406
Alaska 907 North Carolina 252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919, 980
Arizona 480, 520, 602, 623, 928 North Dakota 701
Arkansas 479, 501, 870 Nebraska 308, 402, 531
California 209, 213, 310, 323, 408, 415, 424, 442, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619,
626, 650, 657, 661, 707, 714, 760, 805, 818, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925,
949, 951
New Hampshire 603
Colorado 303, 719, 720, 970 New Jersey 201, 551, 609, 732, 848, 856, 862, 908, 973
Connecticut 203, 475, 860 New Mexico 505, 575
Delaware 302 Nevada 702, 775
Florida 239, 305, 321, 352, 386, 407, 561, 727, 754, 772, 786, 813, 850,
863, 904, 941, 954
New York 212, 315, 347, 516, 518, 585, 607, 631, 646, 716, 718, 845, 914,
917, 929
Georgia 229, 404, 470, 478, 678, 706, 762, 770, 912 Ohio 216, 234, 330, 419, 440, 513, 567, 614, 740, 937
Hawaii 808 Oklahoma 405, 539, 580, 918
Idaho 208 Oregon 458, 503, 541, 971
Illinois 217, 224, 309, 312, 331, 618, 630, 708, 773, 815, 847, 872 Pennsylvania 215, 267, 412, 484, 570, 610, 717, 724, 814, 878
Indiana 219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812 Rhode Island 401
Iowa 319, 515, 563, 641, 712 South Carolina 803, 843, 864
Kansas 316, 620, 785, 913 South Dakota 605
Kentucky 270, 502, 606, 859 Tennessee 423, 615, 731, 865, 901, 931
Louisiana 225, 318, 337, 504, 985 Texas 210, 214, 254, 281, 325, 361, 409, 430, 432, 469, 512, 682, 713,
806, 817, 830, 832, 903, 915, 936, 940, 956, 972, 979
Massachusetts 339, 351, 413, 508, 617, 774, 781, 857, 978 Utah 385, 435, 801
Maryland 240, 301, 410, 443 Virginia 276, 434, 540, 571, 703, 757, 804
Maine 207 Vermont 802
Michigan 231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 947, 989 Washington 206, 253, 360, 425, 509
Minnesota 218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952 Wisconsin 262, 414, 534, 608, 715, 920
Missouri 314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816 West Virginia 304
Mississippi 228, 601, 662, 769 Wyoming 307

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If you will be on INTERNATIONAL ROAMING:

It would be best to ask your mobile phone provider to enable the international roaming features before you get on the plane if you want to use your same phone and number on your vacation.

There are 3 major GSM mobile phone operators in the Philippines:

a. Smart Communications (Smart)

b. Globe Telecom (Globe)

c. Sun Cellular (Sun)

Upon landing at the airport, you can choose to connect to any of the 3. But as per experience, Smart and Globe are more reliable than Sun Cellular. They always have signal anywhere on the island. Smart Communications is the biggest and most popular among the 3 providers.

Getting a New Phone and Number:

If you intend to get a different phone and number, there are a lot of cellphone stores at the Manila or Boracay that also sell sim card (s) and prepaid mobile phone load. (You need all 3 underlined things to make a call.)

Again, you can choose a sim card of any of the 3 Major GSM providers: Smart, Globe, or Sun. After getting a sim card and installing it on your phone, you need to get prepaid “load” in order to text or call.

There are prepaid mobile phone cards for sale but electronic load (or e-load)is more popular. You can get a load as low as 15 (or 34 cents)… But you can get as much as you want (e.g. 300, 500, 1000 pesos).

For mobile phone cards, there are 100s and 300s available.

The mobile phone rates are as follows:

  • Within the Philippines Texting: 1 peso per text message
  • International Texting: 15 pesos (or 34 cents) per text message
  • Calling within the Philippines: 8 pesos (or 18 cents) per minute
  • Calling abroad: about 40 cents per minute

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