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How to Call the U.S.

Postby Ruzete » 31-Aug-08 22:10

So I was reading my travel book and it said when calling the U.S.
001+ area code minus the zero
so how would you call Alaska (our area code is 907) from Prague?
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Postby Jana » 31-Aug-08 23:10

I would recommend O2 Xcall; see http://www.cz.o2.com/soho/en/tarify_a_v ... xcall.html

To call Alaska: 970-001-907-xxx-xxxx
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Postby gementricxs » 01-Sep-08 5:51

Last time I called to the US out of my Czech cellphone number I just dialed +1-xxx-xxx-xxxx.
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Postby GlennInFlorida » 01-Sep-08 13:42

+1-xxx-xxx-xxxx

that is all I do too using my T-Mobile phone. T-Mobile has excellent coverage in CZ and a reasonable rate (.99 per minute). there are cheaper ways to go but, I like the convenience of using my own phone from back in the US - my friends in the US can call me without having to do any thing special and friends in CZ can send me cheap text messages and not incur international charges.
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Postby jen » 03-Sep-08 18:53

I have no idea what "minus the zero" means in that guidebook, but it's always just 001-areacode-number (the same 9 digits you'd dial back home).

Or +1 instead of 001 from a mobile, no matter which operator.
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Postby Polednikova » 03-Sep-08 21:12

jen wrote:I have no idea what "minus the zero" means in that guidebook, but it's always just 001-areacode-number (the same 9 digits you'd dial back home).

Or +1 instead of 001 from a mobile, no matter which operator.

I thought the "minus the zero" was for the UK. For example, a central London number from somewhere else in the UK might be 020 7222 3000 but to call it from abroad, you would dial 44 20 7222 3000.
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Postby gementricxs » 04-Sep-08 4:28

Interesting.
Few years ago we used to have number like 0608123456, that's what would you call when calling from Czech Republic. International call would be without the zero, thus +420-608123456.
Later it got shortened to just 608431499 when calling from CZ.
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Postby Ktot » 04-Sep-08 8:25

If you read "minus the zero" as "minus the one" then it makes sense. You are already dialing 001, so the 1 before the area code, for example: 1(907)555-555 is not necessary. I've only called home once (it was on a cell-phone); basically just add two zeros in front of your usual long-distance number.
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Postby Ruzete » 04-Sep-08 12:01

thanks for all of your help. it sounds like the same thing when i called from vietnam to here. we'll see how it goes! :wink:
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Postby MazliKat » 06-Sep-08 13:06

+1 is international code for US and Canada. Then add the STD and local number. Most other countries have STD or area codes starting with a zero and it is for this reason that most advice on making international calls contain athe phrase "minus 0" or "drop the zero".
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