calling a US cell with a UK cell

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    Travis Bickle

    When I arrive in NY later this week I assume my cell will show Verizon or some other network on its screen.
    To call a US cell, e.g. (516) 220 ???? should I just enter those digits, or 1 plus those digits, or some other combination?
    I’ve read FAQ but it didn’t seem to cover this query,


    Hi Travis,

    Your UK phone will work just like a US cell. You will be able to dial local US calls by just entering the 7 digit local number or also 3 digit area code + 7 digit local number (as you suggested above). Since you might not know which calls are local you can just add 1 to the 10 digit number – this combination will work for all calls: 1 ??? ??? ????.

    Travis Bickle

    Thanks for that, greatly appreciated,


    How do I call +18183361911


    Looks like a California phone number. I see you are in the UK. To dial this number just replace the starting plus sign with 00.

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