So, you want to know how to make an international phone call from the USA? Before you make your first international call from the USA, there are a few things you will need to know in order to make a successful phone call.
To make international calls from USA, or to make an international call from any country for that matter, one needs to know the international calling prefix for the country from which he/she will be placing the call. The International call prefix is a unique code for each country allowing its inhabitants to make international calls. For example, the USA’s international calling prefix is ‘011’.
Next you will need to know the country code for the country to which you will be dialing. Country codes can be in range of 1 to 3 digits. The country codes may vary for some countries depending on whether the call is made from a mobile phone or fixed phone. Further, there are countries which have more than one country code.
The next set of digits to be dialed is called the area code or city code. The area code or city code can be anywhere from 1 to 6 digits.
Finally, you will need to dial the local phone number to complete your international phone call from the USA.
TRY IT! Consider you want to call to London, United Kingdom from your home in the US state of Georgia.
Step 1: Dial 011 (USA international calling prefix)
Step 2: Dial 44 (United Kingdom country code)
Step 3: Dial 20. (London area codes/city code)
Step 4: Dial the local phone number “X” (a residential, business, or cell phone number)
The dialing sequence looks like this: 011+44+20+X.
CONGRATULATIONS! You now know how to make an international call from the USA. To make a cheap international phone call from the USA to anywhere worldwide, consider using an international calling card.