Calling Friends and Family in Colombia

Dennis Peng profile image July 16, 2020 | 2 min read
When calling Colombia from the U.S., you’re connecting to the people and culture you care about. This is especially relevant with the upcoming Colombian Independence Day holiday. With the Colombian flag raised high, celebrations can include traditional music, dance and football games (or as the Americans call it, soccer). However, the most important part of the celebration can be a chance to connect with friends and family in Colombia. Even as you share tamales with those nearby, it’s easier than ever to reach out to the people you care about who are back in Colombia.

How to call Colombia from the USA.

Ooma’s affordable phone service lets you make unlimited calls to Colombia’s landlines for just $9.99 per month for 12 months. With the Ooma World plan, you can talk as long as you like without getting surprised by a large bill. The plan covers more than unlimited calls to Colombia. You also get unlimited access to landlines in more than 60 countries and to mobile phones in more than 10 countries. Calls to Colombia-based cell phones cost 17 cents per minute.For comprehensive access, the Ooma World Plus Plan provides unlimited calls to Colombia’s landlines and mobile phones. In total, the plan includes unlimited access to landlines in more than 70 countries and to mobile phones in over 40 countries for only $25.99 per month.For infrequent phone conversations, or if you’d rather pay as you go, per-minute rates for Ooma Basic or Ooma Premier customers are just 4.2 cents for calls to Barranquilla, four cents for calls to Bogotá, 3.9 cents for calls to Cali, 5.7 cents for calls to Medellin, 7.9 cents for calls to Palmira, 8.9 cents to other areas of Colombia, and 17 cents to cell phones in Colombia.Check the full list of Colombia phone number area codes for the exact rates.

With the right app, it’s easy to call Colombia while on the go.

Ooma’s affordable international calling is accessible even when you’re not at home. By using Ooma’s free calling app on your mobile device, you’ll have complete access to your Ooma calling service.The app is free for all Ooma users, and Premier subscribers get access to additional functionality, such as being able to both make and receive calls using the Ooma app.The app doesn’t replace your mobile phone’s primary phone line; rather, it provides you with an alternate way to make phone calls. There are many ways you can use the app to stay connected. Calls are transmitted over your device’s internet connection, and connecting to Wi-Fi can help you avoid cellular data charges.

How to make calls when traveling in Colombia.

Ooma’s free calling app also provides an easy way to stay connected while traveling internationally.When using the calling app abroad, you can make and receive calls as you ordinarily do back home. You won’t need to swap SIM cards, change to a local cell phone, or face the calling inconveniences of international travel.Whether you’re in Boston or Bogotá, you can use the Ooma calling app on your mobile device for affordable international calls. Additionally, because your phone number will stay the same, others won’t need to keep track of your travel dates in order to get in touch with you.Learn more about how Ooma’s international calling plans can help you make affordable calls to Colombia from the U.S.