Area Codes. There are two local area codes for
Cagayan de Oro. This depends on the Phone carrier.
Phone carriers PLDT-Philcom, Smart Broadband, Italtel and Sotelco use local
area code number 88
These local phone numbers start with numbers 8, 2, or 3. Example:
(88) 8561234; (88) 2311234; (88) 3501234.
Phone carrier MisOrTel (Government owned) uses local area code number 8822. The local phone number starts with number 7. Example: (8822) 721234; (8822) 734567.
The Philippine country code is 63 and the
international access code is 00. If you want to contact phone
numbers 8561234 and 721234 from abroad, you dial the following,
except for countries enumerated below:
(00) (63) (88) 8561234
(00) (63) (8822) 721234
For the following countries, instead
of using 00, use the following international access codes: US and
Canada (011), Australia (0011), Japan (010), Russia (810), Singapore,
South Korea and Hong Kong (001), Taiwan (002).
correct dialing instructions or codes. Just change the Manila local
area code with that of Cagayan de Oro (88 or 8822).
If you want to call long distance to
Cagayan de Oro from anywhere within the Philippines, dial National
Access Code (0), then Cagayan de Oro Area Code and the Phone number:
(0) (88) 8561234
(0) (8822) 721234
Mobile-Cellular. In the Philippines, the
G.S.M. mobile system is used by almost all mobile carriers. Cagayan
de Oro has an extensive mobile service coverage. It is served by
the following mobile carriers:
Prepaid mobile phone lines and prepaid cards are readily available. You can buy these at shopping centers or the nearest mobile shops. No papers or documents needed.
Just recently, Globe Telecom and Smart
Communication launched their 3G services nationwide.
Text messaging (SMS) is very popular
in the Philippines, with over 100 million text messages being sent
every day. Each text message costs around 1 Peso. Due to this phenomenon,
there is a growing problem with text scams and fake promotions.
Call or visit the mobile carrier's office to verify if the text
message promo you received is legitimate.
Long Distance and Fax Service. Cagayan de Oro has several telephone carriers which do not interconnect properly. PLDT-Philcomis
the biggest phone company in Cagayan de Oro. It has coin operated
phone booths located around the city and shopping centers. Using
PLDT-Philcom Callkard, you can make a paid long distance or mobile call
at any PLDT-Philcom phone booth.
For long distance calls or fax services
you can visit the nearest call stations or business centers:
BUSINESS DEPOT (Biz Depot)
Long distance, fax, photocopiers, internet access and coffee
Corrales St. (In front Xavier University)
FABE BUSINESS CENTER
Long distance, fax, and tickets (Superferry, Asian Spirit, AirPhil,
Robinsons Mall, Ground Floor (in front Mandarin)
Long distance, fax, Western Money Union and tickets (Superferry & Air
A. Velez Street corner Cruz Taal Street (across Rose Pharmacy)
Long distance, fax, Fedex and tickets (Superferry & Cebu Pacific)
T. Neri Street (in between Amphitheater and Rizal Park)
PLDT Call Station
Long distance and fax services
De Leon Plaza,
A. Velez Street corner Yacapin Street (in front Bagong Lipunan)