Calling International Numbers | How to Dial Abroad

Calling International Numbers | How to Dial Abroad


Hey there, it’s Ernest from Trip Astute.
In this video, we’re doing a quick tip on calling international numbers. If you’ve
traveled abroad or even had to call someone in another country, it can often
be a confusing process. You’ll often see numbers listed with a + sign and hear
about country codes, exit codes, etc. It’s surprisingly confusing and somewhat
stressful when you’re trying to call a hotel abroad to let them know that
you’ll be checking in late, or trying to make alternative arrangements. So today
we’re going to break it down and hopefully clarify the process. In order
to dial a number abroad, you will need to use an international exit code also
known as an international direct dial code. But for simplicity sake, let’s
assume you’re calling the following number. If you’re calling from the US, you
will dial 0-1-1, then the number. If you’re calling from
Germany or any other European country, you’ll dial 0-0, and then the
number. If you’re calling from Australia, you’ll dial 0-0-1-1, and then the
number. Confusing right? Now what about the plus sign? Well, that’s actually a
nice little trick. Most modern phones and systems recognize the + sign as a
shortcut signaling that it’s an international call. It automatically adds
the international exit code for you. That way, you don’t have to worry about figuring
out which international exit code you need to use. To use a + sign on your
smart phone, just press and hold the 0 button. You’ll see that the + sign is
now activated. After that, all you have to do is enter the number. I’ve included
some helpful links below. Also please let us know if you have any tips or tricks
when it comes to calling internationally. We’d love to hear your experiences. If
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20 thoughts on “Calling International Numbers | How to Dial Abroad”

  1. Making international calls are easy with Virtual Phone service providers such as CallHippo, I am its user and happy with its services. https://callhippo.com/international-phone-number

  2. Thank you so much! I tried calling my friend who lives in the Philippines and it worked, thank you for the useful information 😊😊

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