Forums Questions answered Local number calling from HK to Australia

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      If I call someone from Hong Kong to Australia, should the local number I use be the person’s mobile number while he was still in Hong Kong, or his new local mobile number in Australia (if he has one which I’m not sure of yet)? I only have his Hong Kong mobile number and don’t know if I can still use it to call him (He’s in Sydney now).


        Hi Leigh,

        Try calling your friend’s Hong Kong number first. To do this you don’t need to change or add any digits to the Hong Kong number. If your friend has an international roaming plan then your call will automatically get redirected to wherever he is located.

        If your friend has a local Australian number dial the following:
        001 61 4 xxxx xxxx (the last nine digits starting with 4 is the AU cell number). You can also use the plus sign instead of 001.

        If you are asking me which call would be cheaper:
        1. In the first case you will pay for a regular Hong Kong local call while your friend will incur any roaming charges.
        2. In the second situation you will incur international charges to Australia, if there are any.

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