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How do you dial international phone numbers?


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August 10, 2014 2:37AM

You first need to know the telephone number in correct international format. First is the country code, which is one, two, or three digits, never beginning with zero, customarily written with a plus sign at the front. For example, +1 is the country code for North America (USA, Canada, etc.), +44 is the UK, and +679 is Fiji.

In many (but not all) cases, you must also drop the trunk prefix 0 from the beginning of the domestic telephone number. For example, Glasgow's area code 0141 becomes +44 141. However, Italy is a prominent exception to this rule; for example, Rome's area code 06 becomes +39 06, not +39 6.

If you are calling on a mobile phone, just enter the number in international format, beginning with the plus symbol.

If you are calling on a landline phone, substitute your international access prefix (depends on YOUR location) for the plus symbol. The most commonly used prefix is 00, but many countries use other prefixes.