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How to Make International Calls

Thousands of people are burdened by enormous postpaid bills for international calls. ''What were you thinking?", your mom/husband/wife may ask you after another costly trip. You would have needed to stop this tendency and learned to make cheap international calls. However, it's no longer a problem because you can easily find all the information about it on the Internet in just a few seconds.

International Calling Tip

Irrespective of whether you choose to call from a cell phone or landline, the primary tip is that you need to follow basic instructions while calling abroad and dial the right codes before the contact number in the following order:

  1. Exit code or international access code to “leave" your country lines
  2. Country code
  3. Area/city code
  4. Number

Use the following list to find the code of the country you want to call - countrycode.org.

How to Make International Calls from a Cell Phone

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  • Domestic carrier. The cost of calling the country of your choice may be the last thing you think about if you need to make an urgent call. However, it's important to resolve this issue before making a call. Calling directly from your mobile phone with a home provider means using roaming services. Check with your provider about the rates. It can be more expensive to call a cell phone number than a landline.
  • Applications. While using applications for online calling you're either using WiFi or mobile data which is the most advantageous method of international calling developed in the 21st century. They allow for totally free or low cost calls that would have costed you a fortune if you were to speak internationally for long earlier. It is advisable to use VoIP services to call mobiles and landlines over long distances.
    The most popular applications that can be easily downloaded in most parts of the world are:
    • Whatsapp
    • Facetime
    • Skype
    • Facebook Messenger
    • Viber
    • Google Hangout
  • International SIM card. Calling with an international SIM card can be advantageous if you are a frequent traveler or are planning to become one. Providers specializing in worldwide coverage have excellent offers for international calling and data usage. The price per minute serviced by an international carrier would be less than that of a domestic carrier in roaming.

How to Call Internationally

The basic rules are the same for all the countries mentioned above. But there can be peculiarities in some of them and those raising the biggest questions will be discussed.

How to Make International Calls from the USA

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Being one of the giants in exporting/importing goods, the USA has a vital need to be connected with the outer world. This is essential for businesses and everyday individuals' communication needs.

If you want to call abroad from the US, dial 011 or the “+" symbol while calling from a cell phone. Then, dial the needed country code, city/area code, and the telephone number.

How to Make International Calls from Australia

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Those on the other side of the globe want to be connected with their friends and family around the world too. Don't be intimidated by the distance, it is possible to call from Australia at a reasonable price, if you choose the right provider.

To make an overseas call from Australia, dial 0011 (which is a dial exit code), then enter the country code, area code, and the telephone number, in that order.

How to Make International Calls to the UK

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The UK country code is 44. The exit code for most destinations in Europe will be 00. So, you dial 44 and go through the now familiar route.

It is important to note the peculiarities of calling mobile numbers. To call a cell phone, you dial 44, then dial the number of a contact you want to connect with excluding “0.”

How to Make International Calls to Europe

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To call European countries, dial 00 or “+” which, in fact, replaces 00. Then, dial the country code, city code, and phone number, in that order. While dialing the phone number, don't include the “0” in the beginning if it contains one (except for Italian numbers) — it is not required. The digits in European numbers can vary even within one country, which may be confusing. Additionally, the mobile numbers may have specific codes denoting specific carriers.

How to Make Cheap International Calls with Pond Mobile

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Pond Mobile makes it easier to contact any destination — popular or remote — for a fixed price. Pond Mobile offers international packages with unlimited calling and data across 220 countries. Additionally, we provide the best connectivity and technical support 24/7.

Additionally, you can get 1 to 5 local numbers from a country of your choice.

To make an international call with Pond Mobile, just dial the “+” symbol on your cell phone, followed by the operations you are now familiar with: country code, area/city code, and the phone number of the person you need to reach.


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