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    • Slayerx
    • By Slayerx 18th Feb 08, 5:03 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 5:03 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 5:03 PM
    wouldn't you use the country code for the USA and then drop the 1 ?
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  • lozzaman
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    • 18th Feb 08, 5:07 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 5:07 PM
    Yeah, just dial 00 1 800 xxx xxxx

    However, may I suggest you use Pre-Dial on 01635 578 562, at the prompt dial as above - but if using a mobile do not press the call button again.

    This will allow you to call the US for the same price as a UK landline.
    • ringo_24601
    • By ringo_24601 18th Feb 08, 5:07 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 5:07 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 5:07 PM
    the country code for the usa is 01...

    I think all you'd need to do is dial +01800[.....]

    maybe drop the first 0
    • diamonds
    • By diamonds 18th Feb 08, 9:06 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 9:06 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 9:06 PM
    use Lycos VOIP - free calls to US ladlines
    • redux
    • By redux 18th Feb 08, 10:24 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 10:24 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 10:24 PM
    Use Sipbroker callthrough to reach it from a UK number

    e.g. 02071006747 pause *1800.......
    • Paul Varjak
    • By Paul Varjak 18th Feb 08, 11:28 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 11:28 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 11:28 PM
    001 1800 xxxxxxx
    • Heinz
    • By Heinz 18th Feb 08, 11:33 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 11:33 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 11:33 PM
    001 1800 xxxxxxx
    Originally posted by Paul Varjak
    That's what I did last time I (successfully) called one.
    Time has moved on (much quicker than it used to - or so it seems at my age) and my previous advice on residential telephony has been or is now gradually being overtaken by changes in the retail market. Hence, I have now deleted links to my previous 'pearls of wisdom'. I sincerely hope they helped save some of you money.
    • FF99
    • By FF99 24th Feb 08, 12:47 PM
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    • 24th Feb 08, 12:47 PM
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    • 24th Feb 08, 12:47 PM
    Hello,

    I need to phone an American "Toll Free" number starting wit 1-800. does anyone know how toconvert this to an international number please?

    Many thanks
    Originally posted by julliff
    You dial 00 1 800 xxx xxxx as indicated above BUT be aware that this call will NOT be toll free from a normal UK landline. You will get a message warning you of that before the call is completed.
    • Scary_
    • By Scary_ 24th Feb 08, 12:55 PM
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    the country code for the usa is 01...

    I think all you'd need to do is dial +01800[.....]

    maybe drop the first 0
    Originally posted by ringo_24601
    No,

    The country code for the USA is 1
    The international dial out number in the UK is 00

    So you dial 00 1 800



    When you dial non-local in the US you have to add a 1 to the beginning of the number - so 202 123 4567 becomes 1 202 123 4567. Sometimes (in the case of 1-800) the 1 is quoted too so just dial 00 followed by the rest of the number
  • BritBrat
    00 1 800 ******
    • KILL BILL
    • By KILL BILL 24th Feb 08, 4:19 PM
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    as mentuoned above you will get charged as its onl applicable to callers within the us
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