October 29, 2017

Learn how to make international calls

Have you ever had doubts about how to make international calls while in other countries? Perhaps you use applications like Viber, WhatsApp and Skype and haven't had to dial a number. But those apps need a strong data connection, which is not always available.

So just in case, it's a good idea to know how to make and receive international calls with your mobile phone. A great resource for figuring this out is a website that explains the sequence of numbers you should dial to make international calls.

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The mission of this site is to provide complete and up-to-date information on how to make international calls from one country to another. For example, the site provides the international area codes for each country along with additional information, such as mobile phone codes and time zones.

See below for examples of how to make international calls

How to call from Brazil to the United States

Dial
00 XX 1 Area Code Telephone Number

  • in Brazil to make an international call, you need to dial the two 00 (zeros) followed by an operator code to indicate which operator should handle the call
  • the operator codes are 14 (Brasil Telecom), 15 (Telefonica), 21 (Embratel), 23 (Intelig), 31 (Telemar)
  • then dial 1 (one) which is the international dialing code for the United States
  • then the area code number followed by the phone number

Example:
00 21 1 407 999 9999

How to call from the United States to Brazil

Dial
011 55 DDD Telephone number

  • in the U.S. to make an international call you need to dial 011 so the operator will understand that you want to make an international call
  • you do not need to use 0 (zero) of the DDD code of the number you want to call.
  • below is an example of calling from the United States to a telephone number Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais in Brazil

Example:
011 55 31 99999 9999

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