Calling Outside the United States

If you are calling an international number from the United States, I encourage you to explore Voice over IP (VoIP) options to make international calls. These use your data plan to make calls instead of using your phone. The prices are generally much better than international cell phone rates, and you can comparison shop to find the best deal. Skype and Google Voice are two popular VoIP options.

You can also download the Calling Card app from the Android Market for using calling cards to route your international calls, including the PIN number. Be sure to specify how you want Calling Card to handle the prefix for international calls.

However, if you do need to dial an international number from within the United States (other than Canada or the Caribbean), be sure to preface each call with 011, followed by the country code, followed by the number. Otherwise, the phone will assume you're making a domestic call prefixed with a 1. Check with your phone carrier to see if it has any alternate requirements for dialing international numbers.

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