How to call +1?

Question: I have a phone number that starts with “+1.” How do I dial this? The number I have is “+1 (646) 449-xxxx.

Answer:  The plus symbol (+) means “dial your country’s exit code.” If you are calling from within the country code, do not dial the exit code.

If you are in the United States, Canada, most of the Caribbean, and U.S. territories in the Pacific: Ignore the “+” and dial the phone number as a regular domestic phone number.

If you are outside of the United States or Canada, replace the “+” with your country’s international exit code. For most of Europe (including the U.K., France, and Germany) use ’00’. For Australia use ‘0010’. For Japan use ‘010’.

To call this number from the U.S. or Canada dial 1-646-449-xxxx. If calling from the greater New York City area, dial 646-449-xxxx (as there is no need to dial the long distance trunk prefix ‘1’ when calling within the same geographic area).

To call this number from the U.K., France, Germany, India, China, and many European, Asian, and African countries dial 00-1-646-449-xxxx.

To call this number from Australia dial 0011-646-449-xxxx.

To call this number from Japan dial 010-646-449-xxxx.

For more on how to call North America please see our pages on “How to call the United States” and “How to call Canada.”