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CALLING FROM USA TO UK

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  1. melina69
    Member

    I'm trying to call from a landline in the USA to a cell number in the UK and it's not working. I have a prepaid calling card so I dial the access number first then it asks for the number I am calling. I have so many variations by dropping zeros and such and nothing works it keeps ringing busy even when the person I am trying to connect with isn't on th phone. I dial 011 - 44 - 01634 (region code) and then the cell number and yes I did drop the zero it began with, but nothing worked. What am I doing wrong? I even dropped the region code and the automated voice says that is not a valid number so I'm at a loss here. If anyone out there knows how to help me it would be bery much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  2. mary
    Member

    did you try 001 44 7...for a cell number?

    Posted 7 years ago #
  3. admin
    Key Master

    Melina,

    You do not add any area codes to a UK cell number. These numbers have the following format when dialed nationally: 07??? ??? ???. To dial a UK cell from outside the UK you must drop the zero and you should have: 011 44 7??? ??? ???.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  4. melina69
    Member

    Yep I did try that. And nothing worked for the longest time and miraculously it did finally work!!! So I was happy about that. I had signed up for 20 free minutes with dial advantage and I DO NOT RECOMMEND THEM. I though I was getting 20 free minutes and it turned out it was only 2 minutes!!! When I aked them they said it depended on the country I was calling and it would be UP TO 20 FREE MINUTES. Nice play on words so they don't get accused of false advertising. It also said it would cost up to $.201/minute but it ended up being $.435/minute. Man, what a freakin rip off!!! But my friend ended up calling me anyway. So it all turned out good in the end. Thank you both for replying!!!!

    Does any one have suggestions on prepaid pinless calling cards? Low cost and all that.

    Posted 7 years ago #
  5. admin
    Key Master

    Regarding international rates: calling to a cell phone will cost more in most cases, including calling a UK cell. The majority of service providers advertise rates charged for calling a landline because they are the lowest. Generally they also provide info on charges for dialing a mobile number - you just have to look for this info.

    Posted 7 years ago #

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