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What country is country code ‘0091’?

Question: Hello, I am attempting to call phone number 0091 80 4141 XXXX. The number as I am dialing it is not working. What country is country code 0091? I am not familiar with this number.

Answer: The number you are calling looks like it is in India, in the region of Bangalore.

’00’ is an international exit code (the number used to access the international switchboard) for many European and Asian countries, including neighbouring Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and China. If ’00’ is dialed from a country that does not use that as its exit code (the U.S. and Canada use ‘011’, Australia uses ‘0011’, Japan uses ‘010’, many countries of the former U.S.S.R use ‘8’ – wait for the dial tone – ’10’), the call will not work.

’91’ is the country code for India. This is the number needed to reach India from the international switchboard.

The remainder of the phone number appears to be the format for an Indian phone number. The ’80’ signifies a phone number in Bangalore within the Indian numbering system.

See our “how to call India” page for details on how to call India from any country in the world.

What country code is “0061”?

Question: I am calling a country with country with country code “0061” – I do not recognize this number – what country is it? The phone number I was given is “0061 2 8223 xxxx.”

Answer: The number you are trying to call looks like Australia. The phone number is likely in the state of New South Wales.

“00” is an international exit code (the number used to access the international switchboard) for most European and Asian countries, as well as nearby New Zealand, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and East Timor. If ’00’ is dialed from a country that does not use that as its exit code (the U.S. and Canada use ‘011’, Australia uses ‘0011’, Japan uses ‘010’, many countries of the former U.S.S.R use ‘8’ – wait for the dial tone – ’10’), the call will not work.

“61” is the country code for Australia. It is the number that is dialed to reach Australia from the international switchboard.

The remainder of the number appears to be the format for an Australian phone number. The ‘2’ signifies the area code for the state of New South Wales within the Australian numbering system. The remainder of the phone number is separated into eight numbers (two blocks of four digits).

See our “how to call Australia” page for details on how to call Australia from anywhere in the world.

 

Calling a US cell phone roaming in New Zealand

Question: Hello, I want to call a US cell phone user who is roaming in New Zealand. Their phone number is (314) 372-XXXX. How do I call them? I am in St. Louis Missouri.

Answer: Dial the phone number the same way you normally would when they are at home. If their phone is on and has a connection, the call should connect.

To call a cell phone user who is roaming, the dial the phone number the same way as if they are in their local calling area.

Some mobile phone providers will not allow for international roaming calls.

US to US cell in Australia

Question: Hello, we will be traveling in Australia this July. Can we call from a US-based cell phone to a US-based cell phone while in Australia?

Answer: Yes, you can call between two US cell phones while in Australia.

If one of your cell phone numbers is (212) 555-1234, dial 0011-1-212-555-1234 to call the cell phone. You can also dial the call as +1-212-555-1234 (some phones can dial a plus symbol).

Be aware that this call will be expensive. You will be incurring the cost of an international call from Australia to the US when you dial out from the first phone and an additional international roaming call from the US to Australia as the second phone receives the call. Be sure to check your international and roaming rates before making these calls.

US cell to US cell in Germany

Question: Hello, we will be traveling in Germany this summer. Can we call from a US-based cell phone to a US-based cell phone while in Germany?

Answer: Yes, you can call between two US cell phones while in Germany.

If one of your cell phone numbers is (212) 555-1234, dial 00-1-212-555-1234 to call the cell phone. You can also dial the call as +1-212-555-1234 (some phones can dial a plus symbol).

Be aware that this call will be expensive. You will be incurring the cost of an international call from Germany to the US when you dial out from the first phone and an additional international roaming call from the US to Germany as the second phone receives the call. Be sure to check your international and roaming rates before making these calls.

Calling from France to China

Question: Hello, how do I call to China from France? The phone number I am calling is +86 21 2312 XXXX. Also, do I have to use a local phone, or can I use my UK-based mobile?

Answer: To call from France to China dial the exit code ’00’ followed by China’s country code of ’86’ followed by the local phone number.

’00’ is used to access the international switchboard. The ‘+’ symbol means to dial the international exit code for the country you are calling from.

The full call sequence will be:

00 86 21 2312 XXXX

You can use a UK based mobile to make this call, check both local and mobile rates before making the call.

How do I call Germany from France?

Question: I am in Germany and want to call France. The number I have is +33 1 55 37 XX XX. Can you please help?

To call from Germany to France dial the call sequence as follows:

  1. Your country’s exit code – 00 – this is signified by the ‘plus’ symbol.
  2. The destination country code – 33 – this is the country code as it is the number cluster immediately after the ‘+.’
  3. The local phone number – 1 55 37 XX XX – this is the remainder of the phone number.

To call this phone number from Germany, you will need to dial:

00 33 1 55 37 XX XX

This call sequence will work from many European countries. Other countries will have a different exit code (the US and Canada use ‘011’, Australia uses ‘0011’, Japan uses ‘010’, and other countries may use a different sequence).

What country is country code “001”?

Question: I am trying to dial country code “001”. What country is this? The phone number I have is 001 212 722 xxxx.

Answer: It looks like the phone number you are attempting to call is in the United States. The phone number as you see it would be dialed from some different countries.

’00’ is the international exit code for the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, India, South Africa, New Zealand, and many other countries around the world. This is the number needed to dial the international switchboard when calling from these countries.

‘1’ is the country code for the United States and Canada. This is the number needed to reach these countries from the international switchboard.

‘212’ is the area (geographic) code for New York City within the North American Numbering Plan.

The last seven digits of the phone number (722 xxxx) appear to be in the standard format for American phone numbers.

To dial this phone number from the United States, Canada, most of the Caribbean, and U.S. territories (including those in the Pacific): remove the leading ’00’ from the calling sequence. The number would be dialed 1-212-722-xxxx.

To dial this phone number from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, India, South Africa, New Zealand, and many other countries that use exit code ’00’: Dial the phone number as it is listed.

To dial this phone number from Australia, replace the leading ’00’ with ‘0011’. The phone number would be dialed ‘0011-1-212-722-xxxx’.

To dial this phone number from Japan, replace the leading ’00’ with ‘010’. The phone number would be dialed ‘010-1-212-722-xxxx’.

What country is country code ‘01181’?

Question: I have the phone number with country code ‘01181’. What country is this? The phone number I have is ‘011-81-3-6252-xxxx’.

Answer: It looks like the country code is for Japan. The phone number as you see is would be how Japan is dialed from the United States or Canada.

‘011’ is the international exit code for calling from the United States, Canada, most of the Caribbean, and U.S. Territories (including those in the Pacific). This number is dialed to call the international switchboard.

’81’ is the country code for Japan. When dialing from the international switchboard, this number is dialed to reach Japan’s switchboard.

‘3’ is the area code (geographic code) for the Tokyo region with Japan’s phone system.

‘6252-xxxx’ is consistent with the Japanese phone numbering system for a local phone number in the Tokyo region.

To dial this phone number from the United States or Canada, dial the phone number as:

011 81 3 6252 XXXX

To dial this phone number from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, South Korea, and many other countries of the world, replace the exit code ‘011’ with ’00’. You will dial:

00 81 3 6252 XXXX

To dial this phone number from Australia, replace the exit code ‘011’ with ‘0011’. You will dial:

0011 81 3 6252 XXXX

To call this phone number from Japan (outside of the Tokyo region, or from a mobile phone), replace the exit code with the trump prefix ‘0’. You will dial:

0 3 6252 XXXX

To dial this phone number from Japan within the Tokyo region, only dial the local phone number. Dial:

6252-XXXX