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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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    • #5
    • 18th Feb 08, 9:06 PM
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    • 18th Feb 08, 9:06 PM
    use Lycos VOIP - free calls to US ladlines
    SO... now England its the Scots turn to say dont leave the UK, stay in Europe with us in the UK, dont let the tories fool you like they did us with empty lies... You will be leaving the UK aswell as Europe
    • redux
    • By redux 18th Feb 08, 10:24 PM
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    • #6
    • 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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