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, 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 can not find details on what the mobile phone code is for Canada – I only see details about area codes. Do you know what it is?
Answer: Canada does not use mobile phone codes – mobile phone numbers are intermixed with the regular landline phone system.
Some countries have an “area code” or “regional code” dedicated to mobile phone numbers. For example, in the Australian phone system, Sydney is part of area code “02”, Melbourne is part of area code “03” and mobile phone numbers are part of area code “04”.
In the French phone system, Paris numbers being with ’01’, southeastern France numbers being with “04”, and mobile phone numbers being with “06” or “07”.
In Canada (as well as the United States), there are only area codes – for example Montréal has area codes “438”, “450”, “514”, and “579”. All types of phone numbers (landline, mobile, VoIP, etc.) are present within these area codes. Calgary has area codes “403” and “587” – local landline, mobile, and VoIP phone numbers are all present in these area codes as well.
There is no additional cost when calling to a Canadian mobile phone number (the person receiving the call may have extra phone costs based on time of day or whether they are roaming).
Q: Hello, how do I call a cell phone in France from Belgium?
A: French cell phones are dialed the same as all other French numbers.
A full guide to calling France can be found our “how to call to France” page
|00||33||nine digit number|
|Belgian exit code||French country code||local phone number in France|
00 – Belgian exit code – this is the number needed to call from Belgium to an international number.
33 – French country code – this is the country code for France in the international call system.
nine digit number – this is the local phone number when calling within France. Mobile phone numbers being with a ‘6’ or ‘7’.
Note: drop any leading ‘0’ from the call sequence. It is used as a long distance trunk number and is not needed when dialing from an international location.
Q: I am in the U.K. and calling a person from Japan who is travelling in Ecuador with their cell phone (that is based in Japan). Do I dial through to Japan or to Ecuador?
A: You would dial their cell phone in the same way as if they were in Japan.
When dialing a roaming mobile phone user, always dial the call as if you were dialing to the country where the mobile phone is based, regardless of where the mobile phone user is currently standing.
Your dialing sequence will be:
|00||81||ten digit number|
|U.K. international exit code||country code for Japan||Japanese mobile phone number|
00 – this is the number needed to dial the international switchboard from the United Kingdom.
81 – this is Japan’s country code and the number needed to dial Japan from the international switchboard.
ten digit number – Japanese phone numbers are 10 digits.
Keep in mind that with this call you will be paying international long distance rates from the U.K. to Japan, and the person you’re calling will also be paying international mobile roaming rates from Japan to Ecuador.