How to Make an International Long Distance Call

How to Make an International Long Distance Call

Attempting to dial internationally but still not getting through? Let us simplify the process for you.

First off, you’ll want to confirm with your carrier that you have the correct feature(s) enabled on your mobile plan in order to dial internationally. Star has the ability to do this for you as well as the ability to look into discounted international dialing feature adds for your company’s wireless plan.

Click HERE to download our “International Dialing Codes” PDF   

To call another country, use this formula:

IDD + Country Code + City/Area Code (if any) + Local Phone #

The International Direct Dialing Number (IDD) is the prefix used to dial out of a country when making an international call. For example, when dialing out of the United States, the IDD is  “011.”

The Country Code is the prefix number used to dial to the specific country you want to call. For example, when dialing from the UK to the US or Canada, the country code is “1.”

The city or area code is the prefix number used to dial to the specific city or area you want to call. For example, when dialing to Century City, California, the city/area code is “310” or “424.” Sometimes there is no city or area code required.

Below are the top 5 countries and their dialing codes:

*Note: Calls from the U.S. to Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and many Caribbean countries do not require you to dial “011.” In other words, to call these countries you only need to dial “1” + (area code) + number. No country, city, or international access codes are required.
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