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Call Jaffna phones from land lines, mobile phones, CDMA phones, soft-phone, VoIP and through the satellite phones. The calls will be directed to the customer within seconds in Jaffna. Likewise calls to Sri Lanka cities and to other countries can be made from Jaffna. This Town is considered as one of the important cities in Srilanka where the world famous Nallur (Kandaswamy) Murugan Temple is located. Each year hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims from all over the world used to visit here for the annual temple festival. During these days lot of phone calls are made to overseas from here. In addition people here used to communicate through Viber, WhatsApp and through other messengers that they had installed in their Smartphones. Lot of Mobile Phone Data cards too are sold during these days. Deepawali, Pongal and Tamil Sinhala New Year are time to make calls and to receive from this area. So if you are going to call a person or relative in Jaffna give them an IDD call and ask them whether they have Smartphone. And if they have one, ask them to provide its number and the social media App they have. Can ask them to call your number through WhatsApp or Viber. So it will be easy to contct them with spending few cents on the Mobile Data plan. Currently in this year 2023 lot of foreigners are visiting Jaffna. Because of this lot of calls are originating from Jaffna to foreign lands.
In Jaffna most of the people used to make and receive phone calls during New Year, Tamil New year, Deepavali and Pongal festival days.
Jaffna Phone Code and Jaffna Postal Code are different in use.
Jaffna Land Line Phone Code: 021 (For landline calls within Sri Lanka)
Sri Lanka IDD Code: 0094 or +94 (Landline and Mobilephones in Sri Lanka)
International Phone Code, Jaffna: 0094 21 (For landline calls)
Jaffna Postal Code - Zip Code: 40000 (For address in the Postal mail and Parcels)
How to call a Jaffna Mobile phone from overseas? First dial +94 or 0094 followed by the mobile number without "0". in the front of the phone number
Phones in Jaffna can be divided in to land line, mobile phones, CDMA phones and PC phones. Land lines are provided by the SLT and the mobile phone connections are provided by Dialog, Airtel.lk, Mobitel, Hutch and the CDMA phones are provided by SLT and the private companies. Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) hotline number is 2121 in Jaffna to make complaints and suggestions from their customers. Currently there is no city codes for the cell phones, mobile phones and Smartphones are available in the Jaffna District. Simply dial 0 followed by the customer's phone number from any mobile phone. If you are calling Jaffna mobile phones from abroad first dial 0094 followed by the mobile number without the front 0 in the mobile phone number. In Jaffna, Mobile Data plan is cheaper than USA and Europe.
Nearly all the people in Jaffna have Whatsapp in their Smartphones. Also all the business establishments too have their own Whatsapp calling facility for business purpose.
Medical sector too use this App to contact their customers and use to send their appoinment time and date.
PC phones are good for IDD calls and can be used by anyone having PC or laptop using internet connection or they can go to the nearby Net cafe or browsing center. There are plenty of net cafe are functioning in and around Jaffna town. To call one SLT phone line in Jaffna city from a foreign country, just dial 0094 21 222 **** and wait for the call to be answered. Where 0094 is Sri Lanka country code and 21 is Jaffna district area code and the phone numbers are with 222 and 4 digit numbers Likewise you have to use the number 21 as the area code of the CDMA phones. For to call a mobile phone or CDMA phone in Jaffna from another country, simply just dial 0094 and the subscriber's number without the front number 0. CDMA phones too may have signal problem and phones without enough charged battery power.
Government post offices provide IDD and other phone call services at cheaper rate in office hours on working days. You can visit and book phone calls through their operator. From the Jaffna post office you can send normal post, Registered posts, Telex, Telegrams, Fax, Email, Foreign and Local Parcels. They offer local money order sending facility too. On Sundays, Poya days and Public Holidays Jaffna post office closed.
Communication centers in Jaffna city are called as NetCafe and they used to offer many phone calls and messenger services. They offer PC to PC phone call services, VoIP calls at cheaper rate for the Jaffna residents to make overseas calls in the day time. Furthermore they offer Fax, Documents downloading and printing and re-load facility for Data and phone account top ups. Meanwhile Hotels in Jaffna too offer cheap IDD calls to their guests in their rooms. It seems that many residents have broadband (ADSL) connections and latest PCs. So when you make a call to Jaffna, first ask them whether they have the IM like Viber, WhatsApp, Skype or Snapchat. If they have got user name ask them to come online. So you can make free calls to Jaffna with them using your PC or Smartphone.
Plenty of paid Wi-Fi hot spots are available to coonect Smartphone and to make cheap internet calls while in the Jaffna town. All the carriers offer Wi-Fi top up cards at low price to access internet while you are here. Some private homes have Wi-Fi enabled internet modems operated by the SLT, Mobitel and Dialog broadband service. Here you can get mobile internet connection, if the owner can offer you the password. Some luxury buses running between Jaffna and Colombo city offer Free Wi-Fi for their passengers along with cell phone charging facility. There are Government offered Free Wi-Fi spots like Jaffna Hospital, Public Library, Railway Station and many other places for Sri Lanka Citizen. To access this facility you will need to provide your NIC number to register with the provider. Phone shops are selling latest mobile phones, accessories and they provide phone repair service too. Don't try to unlock your expensive phone here, as it may end-up with hard lock.
Important Places: Nallur Murugan Temple, Keerimalai Holy water pond, Jaffna Fort, Nainativu (Nagadeepa), Neduntivu (Delft), Kasurina Beach and Chatty Beach.
Jaffna District is popular for its Karuththakolumban mango fruit and Palmyra fruit (Panampalam) products.
Public holidays, Sundays and Poya days are the best time to make low priced calls to any part of the world from Sri Lanka through out the day and night.
International country code of Sri Lanka is +94 or 0094.