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AT&T Gophone SIM

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  1. speedy
    Member

    Dear Sirs,
    I live in UK and have just bought an AT+T Gophone USA simcard for our USA holiday.
    I am uncertain what codes I would need to add to call the UK, and for UK friends to call this mobile in the USA.
    I know I need to drop the 0 at the start of the mobile number and landline phone number.
    Could you please tell me the codes for these four possibilities:

    From my AT+T mobile in USA to a UK landline......
    From my AT+T mobile in USA to a UK mobile ......
    From UK landline to my AT+T mobile in USA .....
    From UK mobile to my AT+T mobile in USA ......

    Would it be generally cheaper for me to ring a UK landline than a UK mobile please?

    Thanking you, Speedy.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. admin
    Key Master

    Hi Speedy:)
    If you bought a USA sim card it means you will be given a USA phone number. These don't start with zero like they do in the UK. US numbers have this format: 3 digit area code followed by 7 digit local number (??? ??? ????). People in the UK woul dial 00 1 ??? ??? ???? from both landlines and cell phones. To dial the UK you would enter 011 44 followed by the UK number in national format without the starting zero.

    It would be much cheaper to call a UK landline. Rates are provided online at http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/international/long-distance/go-phone-international.jsp (I believe they vary depending on which plan you bought).

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. speedy
    Member

    Dear Sirs, The advice you gave me was incorrect !!
    While we were in USA with our US AT&T SIM we only had to add +44 to the UK number.
    Dialing 011 44 first did not connect.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. admin
    Key Master

    Hello,
    What message were you getting when dialing 01144 followed by the UK number? Both methods should work (+44 or 01144).

    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. speedy
    Member

    Sirs, sorry cannot remember what the message said but whatever it was it did not help.
    If either +44 or 01144 should work, why confuse us by suggesting the 01144 when +44 is the normal prefix?
    Best wishes, Speedy.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  6. admin
    Key Master

    Actually 011 is the normal prefix. The plus sign is a new method of dialing internationally and only works with cell phones (the plus sign can not be entered with landlines).

    Posted 7 years ago #

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