The most popular app for calling and texting in Panama is WhatsApp. Viber is also used. With these apps you can call and text for free with people who use the same app. This is the case for many Panamanians.
Panama has one of the most advanced telecommunications systems in Latin America. This is because most of the major undersea fibre optic cables run through the Panama Canal, either by land or by sea. Calls to the United States and Europe cost between 4 and 10 cents per minute. The best way to call abroad from Panama is to buy prepaid phone cards, which are sold on every corner. The most popular is the TeleChip card. These cards work everywhere, including the United States, Mexico, Europe, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, etc.
The country code for Panama is 507. All mobile phone numbers start with the number 6 and have 8 digits. Landline numbers have 7 digits.