Telephone numbers in Peru
Most area codes in Peru changed on 1 March 2003, providing an area code for each region (national subdivision).
Peruvian area codes are two digits long except for Lima (area code 1).
Also on that date, '9' was prefixed to existing mobile numbers.
Mobile subscriber numbers are now eight digits in Lima* (+51 1 9xxx xxxx) and seven digits elsewhere (+51 xx 9xx xxxx).
For international calls use 00 prefix from fixed lines, and + prefix from mobiles.
For national long-distance calls use 0 prefix from any line.
Example callsFrom Lima to USA: * Fixed line: 00 1 (phone number)
* Mobile: + 1 (phone number)From Lima to Cuzco:
* Fixed line/mobile: 0 84 (phone number)
The new mobile numbers system
The mobile numbers changed from April 5, 2008 mainly because of the rapid increase in usage of the mobile internet in Peru. In the new numbering system all the mobile telephone numbers have nine digits . The changes are as follows.
In Lima: You have to prefix 9 to your old eight digit mobile number:
(1) yxxxxxxx becomes (1) 9yxxxxxxx
In Arequipa, La Libertad, Lambayeque and Piura regions, you have to prefix the following digits to your old seven digit mobile number:
In Arequipa prefix 95 [(54) xxxxxxx becomes (54) 95xxxxxxx]
In La Libertad prefix 94 [(44) xxxxxxx becomes (44) 94xxxxxxx]
In Lambayeque prefix 97 [(74) xxxxxxx becomes (74) 97xxxxxxx] and
In Piura prefix 96 [(73) xxxxxxx becomes (73) 96xxxxxxx]
In the rest of the regions you have to change the 9 of your old seven digit mobile number into a three digit code (9 + regional code):
In Amazonas the (41) 9xxxxxx changes for (41) 941xxxxxx
In Ancash the (43) 9xxxxxx changes for (43) 943xxxxxx
In Apurimac the (83) 9xxxxxx changes for (83) 983xxxxxx
In Ayacucho the (66) 9xxxxxx changes for (66) 966xxxxxx
In Cajamarca the (76) 9xxxxxx changes for (76) 976xxxxxx
In Cusco the (84) 9xxxxxx changes for (84) 984xxxxxx
In Huancavelica the (67) 9xxxxxx changes for (67) 967xxxxxx
In Huanuco the (62) 9xxxxxx changes for (62) 962xxxxxx
In Ica the (56) 9xxxxxx changes for (56) 956xxxxxx
In Junin the (64) 9xxxxxx changes for (64) 964xxxxxx
In Loreto the (65) 9xxxxxx changes for (65) 965xxxxxx
In Madre de Dios the (82) 9xxxxxx changes for (82) 982xxxxxx
In Moquegua the (53) 9xxxxxx changes for (53) 953xxxxxx
In Pasco the (63) 9xxxxxx changes for (63) 963xxxxxx
In Puno the (51) 9xxxxxx changes for (51) 951xxxxxx
In San Martin the (42) 9xxxxxx changes for (42) 942xxxxxx
In Tacna the (52) 9xxxxxx changes for (52) 952xxxxxx
In Tumbes the (72) 9xxxxxx changes for (72) 972xxxxxx and
In Ucayali the (61) 9xxxxxx changes for (61) 961xxxxxx
103 is the telephone information number
105 is the Police Emergency Number
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