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Message Board > Miscellaneous > How to dial overseas ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

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How to dial overseas
If long-distance company uses an access number
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Date: 10/7/12 8:55 AM

Do any of you know how to dial a number in Europe (a cell number in France) using a long-distance carrier that requires you to dial an access code first? I tried several different ways -- at one point I reached a human, but not the one I was trying to reach, so who knows where I called. The long-distance company I deal with (Distributel Canada) is closed on Sundays, so I can't ask them. But the process might be similar for other long-distance plans that have you use an access code.

Thanks for any ideas on this.

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Date: 10/7/12 10:29 AM

Dial the access code, then

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011 + country code + area code + phone number


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Date: 10/7/12 10:57 AM

Thanks. I did that, but it didn't connect me.

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Date: 10/7/12 1:19 PM

If it's a cell phone number you are calling,dial 011+country code+cell phone number.You don't have to dial the area code.Hope it helps.

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Date: 10/7/12 1:23 PM

For a lot of cell phone companies you have to get "special access" to call to/from a foreign country. I don't know if it is a higher rate or what makes it special, but you have to contact your cell phone service carrier to get them to flip the switch (or whatever it is they do).

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Date: 10/7/12 2:08 PM

Thanks, everyone. Yes, I think maybe I have to get special access to dial a cell phone overseas. I asked them to set it up so I could call France. Calling a French landline number is free/included in my little plan, and it supposedly costs 29 cents a minute to call a cell phone... but after dialing various wrong ways, I finally got a Distributel message that said I didn't have access to that country. So something isn't right, but I'll call them tomorrow. No more urgency now -- I heard from my family member just now. (They had accidentally bumped my autodial number at 4 a.m. my time, while my ringer was off. This morning when I saw the flashing light and the time of the call, I went into "mom alert" mode. )




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Date: 10/7/12 2:49 PM

Glad things are ok.

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Date: 10/7/12 3:04 PM

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Date: 10/7/12 6:37 PM

If your friend has a smart phone, and you have one, you might look into Viber which is a free international calling/texting app available for Iphones and Android. I don't know for sure if it works to/from Canada but it's what I use to call or text my daughter who has her semester abroad this fall in the Czech Republic.

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Date: 10/7/12 7:51 PM

Once you find out, please post. I've always heard that calling cell phones overseas is really expensive, so I'd like to know details.

Claudia

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