Forums Questions answered Cell to Cell- from US to Europe

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  • #906
    perrya
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    I have a US cell phone trying to call another US cellphone in Germany. When I dial, I do: 01149241xxxxxxx. It rings and then a message states it is the incorrect code. 241 is the correct city code. Another time, the phone beeped once and went dead.

    Does the cell phone I am calling in Germany need to be in that city for it to work? I mean, what if the hotel is in Aachen but when I call, the cell phone is in a different city? Will it still connect? If calling a cellphone in Germany needs a different code, what is it?

    #2746
    admin
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    Hello,
    Calling a US cell phone located in Germany does not mean you add Germany’s country code to it. You ought to call it as if you were dialing back to the US (which is how the connection is made). This is what you should dial: 00 1 241 and so on.

    Here’s more on how international roaming works

    #2748
    admin
    Participant

    Hello again – sorry, I first misread your post (the above is correct for two US cell phones both located in Germany and trying to contact each other, also, I was under the impression that 241 was the US area code of the cell you’ve been trying to call).

    So you are actually trying to call your friend’s US cell phone and you are in the US and they are in Germany. OK, if so you do not need to change anything in the way you dial your friend’s number – just pretend they are still in the US and dial the number like you usually do. The above link on international roaming is still helpful.

    #2749
    perrya
    Participant

    Thanks,I have dialed the number correctly as suspected. However, after it rings, I get a message stating it is the wrong code. The cell I am calling is an Apple 4S. Is it possible that when I called, the cell phone location was not in Aachen (241) but in a nearby city with a different code? if so, why cannot I at least leave a message? In another time, the number I dialed was 011492417998855. It rang and the person was not whom I wanted. I asked what number their phone was, they said, 79988 not 7998855. The call did go to Aachen, however. So, the last two digits (55) were not dialed at the receiving end. Calling on a landline is much more reliable.

    #2750
    admin
    Participant

    I don’t think you’ve read my previous message. You aren’t dialing correctly. If you are calling to a US cell located in Germany you DO NOT have to add Germany’s country code or any international codes. Just dial the US number the exact same way you dial it when this friend of yours is at home in the US.

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