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using US cell phone in France

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  1. rnair
    Member

    Will be in France with my US AT&T cell phone.
    Anybody in the US calling me in France will just dial my US number: (area code) xxx-xxxx. Correct?
    How would I call a US number while in France?
    How would I call a French cell phone while in France?
    How would I call a French land line while in France?
    What number would somebody in France use to call me on my cell phone?
    Thanks

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. admin
    Key Master

    Hello,

    1. Correct:)

    2. While in France you will use: 00 1 ??? ??? ???? to reach US phone numbers.

    3. France cell phones are 9 digit and start with either digit six or seven. In the beginning however there is a zero when dialing within France: 06?? ??? ??? or 07?? ??? ??? (so 10 digits total). This is what you will dial.

    4. Same rules above apply for calling French landlines: 0 followed by 9 digits (although the first digit after zero isn't six or seven anymore). France has a closed numbering system which means that they do not use area codes. In other words, you will dial the same number across France.

    5. People in France would call you as if you were in the US: 00 1 ??? ??? ???? (they might not like it since international charges apply).

    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. rnair
    Member

    Thank you. Very helpful.
    A further question:
    To call France from the US, I assume I would dial 011 33 and then the nine digit number (i.e. drop the zero). Correct? -- for both French cells and landlines?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. admin
    Key Master

    Yes, that is correct.

    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. rnair
    Member

    Thanks again.
    So calling a US 800 number from France with a US cell phone would be 00 1 800 ??? ????. Correct?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  6. admin
    Key Master

    Yes..but please read the article below:
    http://www.howtocallabroad.com/qa/toll-free.html

    Posted 6 years ago #
  7. rnair
    Member

    If I have been given the following number in France: 49 1520 1506???, how would I dial it in France from a US (AT&T) cell phone?

    Posted 6 years ago #
  8. admin
    Key Master

    This is a German cell number. From France you would add 00 to it: 0049..., regardless of the German phone's location (Berlin or two blocks away from you).

    Posted 6 years ago #
  9. rnair
    Member

    thanks -- you provide a great service

    Posted 6 years ago #

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