how do i dial an international number?

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  1. Ted Lee

    Ted Lee Lead Actor

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    i know this is a hardcore brain fart on my part, but (for the life of me) i can't figure out how to do it.

    i wanna dial a number that looks like this (number changed to protect the rights of the innocent):

    +12 12 1234 1234

    i tried dialing both a 1 and a 0 first.

    :b
     
  2. LewB

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    Isn't it something like dial 1 011 then your country code and then the phone number ?
     
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    For normal lines you need to dial 011 and then the rest of the number given to you.

    In Ted's case: 011 12 12 1234 1234
     
  4. TerryS

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    Yes, according to my handy AT&T wallet reference card, its as follows:

    "To call countries other than the U.S., enter 011 + the Country Code + the City Code + the local number."

    Since this is for a calling card, I would imagine you need the 1 to prefix the entire string if calling from your home phone.
     
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    No, do NOT dial 1 first. The first numbers you dial are 011, followed by the international code for that country, followed by the area code, followed by the number.

    To call a number in Stockholm, Sweden for example:

    011 to "open the line" for international calls

    46 which is the code for Sweden.

    8, for the area code. The actual area code is 08, but the 0 is omitted when calling from abroad, just to make it more complicated I'm sure. [​IMG]

    1234567 which would be the phone number locally.

    011 46 8 1234567.
     
  6. Ted Lee

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    ha, i feel like an arse. that worked perfectly. thx guys!
     
  7. Ted Lee

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    yep - just 011 worked. i didn't need to dial 1 first...

    thx again!
     
  8. TerryS

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    Thanks, I stand corrected.
     

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