Many people have occasion to call someone in Puerto Rico. You may have business associates or relatives who have retired there or you may have moved to the U.S. from Puerto Rico and still have ties there. Whatever your reason to call Puerto Rico long distance, you’re in luck. Because Puerto Rico is a member of the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), calling there is usually simple and not overly expensive.
Before You Call
Puerto Rico is in the same time zone as the eastern United States. Depending on which country you are in, check the time difference to be sure you don’t wake your party up in the middle of the night. Whenever possible, try to call at your location’s off-peak hours (night or weekends) to minimize toll charges.
Make sure you have the correct area code. Puerto Rico has two area codes: 787 and 939. You can use online white or yellow pages to check your party’s area code and local number. (See References for online directories for Puerto Rico.)
Calling Puerto Rico
How you call Puerto Rico long distance depends on where you are. If you are in a country that is also a member of the NANP, dial your number exactly as you would a long distance call within the United States. That is, dial 1 plus the area code plus the local number. Your toll charges will also be the same as for a regular long distance call. Calls between any NANP member countries are treated as long distance not international calls, so use the same procedure to call from Puerto Rico to other NANP nations including the U.S. (See References for a list of NANP member countries.)
If you want to call Puerto Rico from outside the NANP, dial the international access code for the country you are calling from plus 1 plus the area code and local number. For calls placed to countries outside the NANP from Puerto Rico, dial 011 plus the country code, then the area code plus the local number. For calls to or from countries outside the NANP international calling rates apply.