But sometimes there are connection problems when calling or sending faxes when calling from another country. Patience is required.
Just follow these simple directions, and you’ll have no problems when calling Ecuador from another country.
How to Call Ecuador From Abroad
1) Dial the international access code for your country. 011 from USA and Canada, 0011 from Australia and 00 from New Zealand, the U.K. and Ireland. If you aren’t sure, check with your phone provider.
2) Dial the country code of 593
3) Dial the one-digit area code. Each region has a different code:
- Ambato: 3
- Cayambe: 2
- Cuenca: 7
- Esmeraldas: 6
- Guayaquil: 4
- Ibarra: 6
- Loja: 7
- Machachi: 2
- Machala: 7
- Manta: 5
- Portoviejo: 5
- Quevedo: 5
- Quito: 2
- Salinas: 4
- Santo Domingo: 2
- Tulcan: 6
4) Then dial the seven digit local number (XXXX-XXX). That’s it – you are connected.
UPDATE (March 2013): A few months ago, all cell phone numbers received an extra digit. Just add a “9” after the first zero and it will work.
What about Skype?
Other options for calling include VOIP providers (like Skype) which can connect you for a fraction of the price of a land-line.
Both Skype and a land-line provide less than desirable connections – they are muffled and delayed at best. Because of costs and call quality many chose email over phone calls.