How To Make An International Call
Posted on 08-22-2012
Making an international call
In order to make an international phone call with MilliTalk, there are several bits of information you need before dialing. First you must know the international call prefix (011 for all international MilliTalk calls), which simply lets you dial outside of the country and is typically unique for each country. For all MilliTalk calls to any country other than the United States, you will need to dial the international prefix of 011.
The next digits you need to dial are the country code of the country you are trying to call. In some countries, the country code varies depending on whether you are calling a mobile phone or a fixed phone. Some counties have different country codes based on geography. The country code can be anywhere from 1 to 3 digits. You can find a full list of country codes here.
After dialing the country code, you must dial the area or city code. This too can be anywhere from 1 to 3 digits and narrows down your call to a smaller geographic region within the country you are calling.
Finally, you dial the local number and you are then finished dialing. Here is a summary of all the steps:
- Step 1: Dial International Call Prefix
- Step 2: Dial Country Code
- Step 3: Dial City Code (area code)
- Step 4: Dial Local Number
For example, let's say you are trying to call a local number in Sao Paulo, Brazil from the United States. In this example the local number is 234-5678. You know that 011 is the internal call prefix when dialing from inside the USA (Which is what you're doing when using MilliTalk, no matter where in the world you are). The country code for Brazil is 55. The city code (or area code) for Sao Paulo is 11. This is all the information you need. To make the call, you would dial...
011 55 11 2345678
Dial the international call prefix 011, followed by the country code 55, then the area code 11, and then the local number 2345678. It's that simple.
Ryan - MilliTalk