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Making International Calls
Dialing another country: Dial [International Access Code/IDD] + [Country Code] + [city/area/trunk code] + local number Dialing within a country: Dial [NDD (National Direct Dial Code] + [city/area/trunk code] + local number Calling from the US: e.g. Calling Geneva from the US e.g. ITU Geneva Voice: +41 22 730 5111 US International Access Code: 011 Switzerland Country Code: 41 Geneva City Code: 22 Dial: 011 41 22 730 5989 See Country Codes ISO Codes - An Internationl Dial Code Directory Sometimes numbers will be listed with a leading 0 (The NDD - National Direct Dial code) e.g. Visit Scotland Call 0845 859 1006 UK Country code: 44 Business Rate Numbers in the UK use 845 (which is not a city or area code) Dial: 011 44 845 859 1006 Note some of these 845 numbers only work from within the UK Calling out from another country: Each country has their own international access code It is 00 for most european countries See How to call international - International Dialing Codes
Eg. to call the US (AT&T dir service) dial: 00 1 800 555 1212 Some long distance carriers have their own local equivalent of an 800 number to dial back home. See: Verizon Calling card - Dial Access Number then Service code (634) UK: 0-800-914-1346 Iceland: 800-82-54 Canada: 1-800-255-2255 Verizon Calling Card instructions. AT&T Wireless International Rates - Wireless from AT&T Ireland $1.39/min T-Mobile Dial-a-Code provides access at local rates from the UK From a T-mobile phone dial 150 From UK landline call 0845 412 5000 Support: How do I use my US phone in Europe? | support.t-mobile.com Sprint IntlCoverage | InternationalRoaming.sprint.com See Telephone Number Format and Telephone Information for links to country, city code lists and international access codes. This used to work from all phones with the old AT&T system. You may now have subscribe to an international plan to call internationally. With Optimum/Cablevision it was a $10 sign-up fee for call-by-call billing or $19/month for 250 minutes per month.
Using a phone in EuropeEurope: Phones:
Most of Europe uses the GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) standards
and the 900 and 1800 MHz band (This is different than in the U.S.)
If you have a quad band GSM (AT&T or T-Mobile) phone you have several options:
Note: When I was in Scotland for two weeks the roaming charges were more than the cost of renting a SIM card.
You can also buy a disposable phone for about $50-$75
Using a phone on a cruise shipAT&T provides roaming service from many cruise ships at $5.99/min.
About roaming charges while on a cruise at AT&T Wireless-
Glossary CDMA Code Division Multiple Access - Communication standard used by Verizon and Sprint CSIM CDMA2000 Subscriber Identity Module GSM Global System for Mobile Communications - Comm standard used by AT&T, T-mobile and most European carriers. IDD International Direct Dialing Code - Access Code to dial an international call IMEI International Mobile Equipment Identity (Dial *#06# to get to display) MEID Mobile Equipment IDÑa superset of IMEI NDD - National Direct dial Code SIM - Subscriber Identity Module UICC card for CDMA phones UICC Universal Integrated Circuit Cards (SIM card for GSM) See also: TeleBright Glossary Links: Country Codes How to call international - International Dialing Codes International Dialing Codes | bspage PrePaidGSM.net Rick Steves' Europe: Public Phones, Hotel-Room Phones & Phone Cards Mobile phone technologies Using Your Cell Phone in Europe | Budget Travel What Is the Difference Between GSM and CDMA? - wiseGEEK