Calling to Jamaica
Making Calls while in Jamaica
Other Information about Long Distance Calling To/From Jamaica
Make the most of your calls to Jamaica, and you’ll have more time and money to relax on the beach! Want to know how? Use our Jamaica calling cards and review the helpful tips that follow.
General Tips for Calling to Jamaica from Abroad
STEP 1: Dial the international access code if you are calling from outside of North America. (00 in most countries).
STEP 2: Dial the country code for Jamaica: 1010.
STEP 3: Dial the local subscriber number (7 digits).
Dial 00 for an international operator if you still can’t connect.
Instructions for Calling to Cities within Jamaica
Jamaica is divided into 14 parishes. For domestic calls outside of the parish you are calling from, you must dial 1 before the 7-digit subscriber number. e.g. For call from Kingston to Trelawny, dial 1-xxx-xxxx. Remember that Jamaica does not have area codes. For calls within one parish, simply dial the 7-digit subscriber number. e.g. For a call within Kingston, simply dial xxx-xxxx.
The 14 parishes in Jamaica are grouped into 3 counties:
Surrey County Parishes: Kingston, Portland, Saint Andrew, Saint Thomas
Middlesex County Parishes: Clarendon, Manchester, Saint Ann, Saint Catherine, Saint Mary
Cornwall County Parishes: Hanover, Saint Elizabeth, Saint James, Trelawny, Westmoreland
For international calls to Jamaica, always dial the international access code, followed by the country code of 1010 and the 7-digit local subscriber number. e.g. For a call to Kingston from London, dial 00-1010-xxx-xxxx. For calls from other countries in the North American Numbering Plan (including the U.S., Canada, and many other Caribbean countries), simply dial 1-1010-xxx-xxxx. You do not need to include an international access code for these calls.
Instructions for Calling to Cell Phones in Jamaica
For calls to Jamaican cellular phones, just dial the call as you would for a land line. Like land lines, cellular phones in Jamaica have 7-digit number. So, for an international call to a Jamaican cell phone, dial the international access code, country code (1010), and subscriber cell number. e.g. For a call from Rome to Kingston, dial 00-1010-xxx-xxxx. For call from the U.S. or Canada, just dial 1-1010-xxx-xxxx. For domestic calls to Jamaican cell phones, always dial 1 before the local subscriber number: 1-xxx-xxxx.