International Calling: country codes, area codes, phone books....

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Basic international dialing instructions

From the USA/Canada:

  • For calls to most countries dial the following: 011 - Country code - National subscriber number
  • For calls to countries within the North American Numbering Plan dial: 1 - National subscriber number , same as dialing a US state to state call (note that you may incur international charges)

From any country:

  • dial: International prefix - Country code - National subscriber number


Helpful tips when calling abroad

Calls to cell phones registered in another country are often charged much higher rates than calls to fixed lines. Our advice: make sure you know what type of number you are calling - this website shows you what mobile phone numbers look like for most countries.

If the international number you wish to call starts with a 0 (zero), you must omit this digit in most cases. The initial 0 (zero) is a "trunk prefix" used solely for domestic calls within many countries.

The plus sign (+) used before an international telephone number can either be dialed or replaced with your country's international prefix. For example, if you are in the US and you see this UK number +44 7000 000 000 you can dial it as is or replace the plus sign with 011.

Be aware of extra charges incurred when using a service such as a calling card to place international calls. Often they advertise low rates, but will charge additional connection or maintenance fees.

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