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Telephone numbers in Peru

'''Country Code: +51'International Call Prefix: 00'Trunk Prefix: 0'''

Geographic numbers

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 calls

From 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

Special numbers

103 is the telephone information number

105 is the Police Emergency Number

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