Forums Questions answered Texting from The Netherlands to USA

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      I have been trying to send a sms to a phone is USA from The Netherlands. I have got a Samsung. no idea what the receiver there has.. Does it matter?

      I dial +1??????????? and it says they didnt get it… 🙁
      Hope you can help me..

      Thanks in advance 🙂


        US numbers have a 10 digit format (after the starting 1). You included 11, but this is likely a typing error. Anyway, check to see that you dial this format: +1 ??? ??? ???? (first 3 digits is the area code). If it doesn’t work there are 2 possible reasons:
        1) Your wireless plan does not allow international texting
        2) An incompatibility between the 2 networks. An error with texting between the two networks (usually happens when the US network does not use GSM technology).

        In any case try contacting your wireless provider to inquire about this.

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      Heads-up: some information on these forums could be outdated - countries change their numbering plans periodically. We recommend using our top menu to double check the correct instructions for dialing to a specific country.