Making International Calls from a Land-line
When you make an international call from a land-line, you must dial the number with international calling standard format:
International telephone code
Area code (city code)
International telephone codes vary depending on the country from which you make the call. The international prefix when calling from a land-line in the United States is, for example, 011. The international area code for land-line in Italy is 00.
Then you need to find out the country code of the country you want to call. Country codes can be one to four digits long. For example, the country code for Malaysia, is 60 and Panama is 507.
Just like the United States, most other countries telephone systems in many different area codes or city codes are divided. The country code for São Paulo, Brazil, 11, and the area code for Cape Town, South Africa, is 21.
Last comes the local number, which can run from as little as five digits to less than eight. Local numbers in the United States have seven numbers, while the Kyrgyz Republic only five points.
Here are some hypothetical examples of international calls and their corresponding numbers:
Pittsburgh (United States), Morelia (Mexico)
International telephone code: 011
Country code: 52
ZIP CODE: 443
Local number: 123-4567
Whatever you choose: 011-52-443-123-4567
Athens(Greece), Varberg (Sweden)
International dialling code: 00
Country code: 46
POSTAL CODE: 340
Local number: 1234-5678
Whatever you choose: 00-46-340-1234-5678
It depends on the cost of international calls from a land-line telephone or tariff. The base rate for international calls over great distances ranging from a few cents per minute to several dollars per minute, depending on where you call.
The most large U.S. long-distance carriers offer special calling around on your calling habits developed. If you call Mexico twice in the week, but national long distance calls, which can be usually a special package with the long-distance companies to negotiate, much cheaper than the basic international rates.
Another option is to buy a prepaid international phone card with the lowest fares from your country the country to choose the best. Requires first a toll free access number then the calling card the PIN on your card, then the international number.
Another way to use even a dial-around international call service. Those are the numbers, starting with "10-10-123" or some variation. By dialing this number, go to your local long distance carrier and access to a telephone network with better international prices. Are no prepaid services such as a calling card, so you on your normal phone statement [charged provided