Calling to an International Freephone Service
International freephone service phone numbers explained
Phone number structure
Phone numbers are eight digits.
There is no geographic placement of +800 numbers. They can be anywhere on earth.
An international freephone number may be ‘attached’ to a regular land-line (fixed line) phone, a mobile, VoIP, or a satellite phone system.
An example of an international freephone phone number
The bank Wells Fargo operates international freephone number 00-800-86935577 for customer service access.
This number is different from a North American toll-free (freephone) number as it is accessible from countries outside the North American Numbering Plan.
The Wells Fargo international access codes page contains different ways from countries this number could be accessed
Phone number description
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American example – dialing from the United States
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British example – dialing from the United Kingdom
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Australian example – dialing from Australia
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Calling from an International Freephone Number
International Freephone Numbers are intended for inbound calls only.
Sources and more resources
- ITU (International Telecommunications Union) – United Nations specialized agency for information and communications technologies
- International Telecommunications Union – DIALLING PROCEDURES (INTERNATIONAL PREFIX, NATIONAL (TRUNK) PREFIX AND NATIONAL (SIGNIFICANT) NUMBER) (IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITU-T RECOMMENDATION E.164 (11/2010)) – A A collection of dialing procedures for all countries and regions of the world. Retrieved 16 September 2016
- International Telecommunications Union – SERIES E: OVERALL NETWORK OPERATION, TELEPHONE SERVICE, SERVICE OPERATION AND HUMAN FACTORS International operation – Operation of international telephone services International freephone service – full technical description of the ITU +800 international freephone service.
- International Telecommunications Union – UFIN – Summary of UFIN phone service and how to obtain them.
- Wikipedia – Toll-Free Telephone Service – Wikipedia entry for telephone number information for toll-free services around the world. Includes international freephone service.