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How to phone a 1-800 (USA) from England
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Old 18-02-2008, 4:58 PM
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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
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Old 18-02-2008, 5:03 PM
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wouldn't you use the country code for the USA and then drop the 1 ?
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Old 18-02-2008, 5:07 PM
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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.
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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
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use Lycos VOIP - free calls to US ladlines
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Old 18-02-2008, 10:24 PM
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Use Sipbroker callthrough to reach it from a UK number

e.g. 02071006747 pause *1800.......
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001 1800 xxxxxxx
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Old 18-02-2008, 11:33 PM
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001 1800 xxxxxxx
That's what I did last time I (successfully) called one.
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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
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.
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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
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
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00 1 800 ******
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as mentuoned above you will get charged as its onl applicable to callers within the us
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