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Old 04-26-2008, 02:49 PM
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Default Dialing from overseas

If you have a US cellphone and you visit another country and call back to
the US, do you dial the number in the usual manner, or do you need to enter
the country code?


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Old 04-26-2008, 04:56 PM
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Add "+1" as a prefix to the number you are dialing. The actual country code
for the US is "001".



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> If you have a US cellphone and you visit another country and call back to
> the US, do you dial the number in the usual manner, or do you need to
> enter the country code?




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Old 04-26-2008, 08:01 PM
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This site does a good job of telling how to handle each country, when
calling from that country.

http://www.kropla.com/dialcode.htm

I just go back from Europe and found the info on this page correct for the
countries I visited.

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> If you have a US cellphone and you visit another country and call back to
> the US, do you dial the number in the usual manner, or do you need to
> enter the country code?




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Old 04-27-2008, 01:57 AM
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"Rick" <Rick@nospam.com> wrote in
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> If you have a US cellphone and you visit another country and call back
> to the US, do you dial the number in the usual manner, or do you need
> to enter the country code?
>
>


You must always enter the country code, which gives your permission to call
a foreign country from the country you're in. This assumes, of course,
your US Sellphone is operable in the foreign country, which it may not be
as we use different frequency bands in the USA than most everyplace else on
the planet, not to mention our queer array of haphazard digital modulation
schemes to slow down the churning.....

Which country you going to? There are MUCH cheaper ways of doing it than
what you're suggesting!

To call my US Sellphone from England, for instance, you simply dial my
English Skype telephone number, a local call in London. Skype notices I'm
not online and forwards all calls to my Alltel Sellphone. You pay for
local call....I pay for airtime if it's a weekday. MUCH cheaper than
overseas LD from the greedy *******s at US carriers....


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Old 04-27-2008, 02:05 AM
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"NoName" <NoName@NoName.xyz> wrote in
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> http://www.kropla.com/dialcode.htm


An amusing note....

Notice the country code for Vietnam is +84.

Skype always requires you to dial the country code because you are actually
dialing from its HQ in Luxembourgh to whoever you call, even though it's
across the street from home. South Carolina's area code is 843 along the
coast where I live.

So, when you dial 843-555-5555 on Skype and absent mindedly forget the 1 or
01, Skype dutifully puts in the + sign and dials +84-355-55555, which makes
for some VERY interesting wrong numbers to the astonished Vietnamese, many
of whom speak great English because of American GIs they still fondly
remember. I've met some really interesting Vietnamese people this way by
screwing up local numbers dialing my old Netgear SPH101 Skype phone in too
much of a hurry....(c;

You never know who you're gonna call in the New World Order these days!


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Old 04-27-2008, 05:15 AM
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On 2008-04-26, Rick <Rick@nospam.com> wrote:
> If you have a US cellphone and you visit another country and call back to
> the US, do you dial the number in the usual manner, or do you need to enter
> the country code?


That kind of depends on what your "usual manner" is.

You need to dial a '+' followed by the country code, then the
10 digits, as in "+1 212 555 1212".

If you put numbers into your phonebook that way they'll work
whether you are at home or overseas.

Dennis Ferguson

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