Calling to Jamaica
Making Calls while in Jamaica
Other Information about Long Distance Calling To/From Jamaica
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General Tips for Making Phone Calls within Jamaica
Don’t forget to dial 1 if you are calling between parishes within Jamaica. Otherwise, simply dial the 7-digit subscriber number. It’s easy!
Mobile phone calls within Jamaica
Cellular phone numbers in Jamaica have 7 digits. Dial a 1 first if you are calling between parishes. For calls within one parish, just dial the 7-digit number.
For international calls to Jamaican cellular phones, don’t forget the international access code, followed by the country code (1010) and subscriber number. Remember that the U.S., Canada, and some other Caribbean nations are part of the North American Numbering Plan with Jamaica. For calls from those countries to Jamaica, simply dial 1-1010-xxx-xxxx. No international access code is necessary.
Receiving calls from abroad
For international calls to Jamaican land lines or cellular lines from most countries in the world, dial the international access code (usually 00), 1010, and the 7-digit subscriber number. For calls from the U.S., Canada, and some other Caribbean nations, simply dial 1-1010-xxx-xxxx.
Other calls and numbers
For calls within one parish, just dial the 7-digit subscriber number for local calls.
Toll-free numbers in Jamaica always begin with 8xx.
You will likely be charged for toll-free calls to other countries from Jamaica.
Toll-free numbers for public services include:
- 119 Police
- 110 Fire and Ambulance
- 114 Local Directory Assistance (charges may apply)
Tips for Calling Internationally from Jamaica
For international calls from Jamaica, dial 00 (Jamaica’s international access code). Follow this with the code for the country you are calling, area code, and local number.
If you can, try to avoid paying hotel surcharges on long-distance and local calls. You may have cellular service through your normal provider, but roaming charges usually apply. Your best bet is to purchase calling cards and use them to make domestic and international calls on public telephones.
Internet access is easy to find near tourist areas. Most major hotels offer either WiFi hotspots or Internet centers.