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.
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.
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.
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.
Question: I just received a missed call from an international number. Will I be charged for it?
Answer: As long as you didn’t answer the incoming phone call, you won’t be charged for it.
If you call the number back, then you will be charged for the outbound call at your carrier’s default rate to that country.
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:
- Your country’s exit code – 00 – this is signified by the ‘plus’ symbol.
- The destination country code – 33 – this is the country code as it is the number cluster immediately after the ‘+.’
- 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).
Question: Hello, I am looking to dial from my cellular phone in the United States to Swedish number 04090xxxx how do I dial this number?
Answer: Thank you for your question.
To dial from an American mobile to Sweden first dial the international exit code for the US (‘011′), then add the Swedish country code (’46’), then remove the leading ‘0’, then dial the rest of the phone number.
|American exit code||Swedish country code||area code for Malmö||local phone number|
When calling from a mobile, you can also dial “+” instead of the international exit code “011” – it helps to save numbers in your phone this way as if you are travelling in different countries the phone will automatically adjust the exit code to the location you are currently roaming in.
Question: My husband and I are travelling in Germany and we both have mobiles based in Paris, France. How can we dial each other’s mobile? and what will the costs be?
Answer: To dial a French mobile (while the user is in Germany) from a French mobile (while the user is in Germany) the call sequence will be the same as calling a French mobile from Germany.
|00||33||6 or 7||seven numbers|
|German international exit code||country code for France||area code for mobile phones||mobile subscriber number|
The cost incurred to the user placing the call will be the same as dialing an international roaming call from Germany to France.
The cost incurred to the user receiving the call will be the same as receiving a call while roaming in Germany.
See individual carriers for current rates.
Question: I am attempting to call Dallas phone number 214 521 5XXX from India. How do I dial this phone number?
Answer: To dial from India to Dallas, Texas, United States, you will need to dial:
|India's exit code||USA country code||Dallas area code||local phone number|
First: ’00’ – dial to an international location from India by dialing the exit code.
Next: ‘1’ – dial the country code for the United States. ‘1’ is the code shared with Canada as well as other countries in the Caribbean.
Next: ‘214’ – dial the area code for Dallas. Dallas phone numbers also have area codes “469” and “972”.
Last: ‘521 5XXX’ – this is the local phone number within area code “214”.
Question: I am attempting to dial Singapore phone number 6808 7XXX from New Zealand. I am dialing “0011 65 6808 7XXX” as instructed by the people I’m calling but the call is not completing.
Answer: You need to replace “0011” with “00” in the call sequence. That call sequence looks like the one that would be used when calling from Australia.
The call sequence should be:
|exit code from New Zealand||country code for Singapore||local phone number in Singapore|
“0011” is the exit code for Australia. “00” is the exit code for New Zealand.
The exit code is the number needed to dial an international number from the country you’re calling from.