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Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by Johnie, Jul 6, 2009.

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    Ok please explain this to me like I am 5 years old :yes:

    If I wanted to call and text someone in the UK, what do I need to do? Is there anything I put before the phone numbers? I have been told I can do this by my cell phone carrier.

    Also, if someone wanted to text me and they are from the UK, what would they do? Would the same thing apply if they were actually inside the US and texting/calling me? Or is there a different protocal then?

    TIA!
     
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    if you are texting an UK number, I believe you would have to text the country code before the phone number.
     
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    yep if the UK number is say 0123456789

    you'd text to +44123456789
     
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    Actually Johnie you would have to preface that with 011 which is the international access code. In my experience I am sometimes successful with a text message and sometimes not however.

    From the UK to text you, they would enter 001 followed by area code and number, although sometimes just the 1 by itself will work.
     
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    I use the 01144 and miss off the first 0 of the country code.
     
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    The + sign stands instead of the 011

    +44 ought to work just fine unless something's changed (OR of course, you dont have a + sign on the phone keypad :lol: it works on mobiles which have it though)
     
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    Hmm, might have to try that + sometime Keith.
     
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    yeah it's really useful. We store all our numbers as +44number so wherever we are, UK, US, Spain, etc. it still works
     
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    Apparently we do too :7: and I've just checked cos I didn't believe DH....he was right :rolleyes008:
     
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    Thanks everyone!
     
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    ps if you want to test it out on someone, you have my number and Im a text-a-holic as you know :)
     
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    I think I will take you up on that Keith :yes:
     
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    I have a Blackberry World Edition phone and it WILL NOT allow me to type a + sign. :(
     
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    interesting. I have a Blackjack II and it let me do the + sign.
     
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    I have Johnies number in my phone and can't type the + in front of it so what do i put?

    I'm so confused!
     
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    even when you hold down 0 for a while John?
     
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    001
     
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    Do you have my new number?
     
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    Silly me I was trying to type the + sign using the keypad. I never thought of holding down the 0 Keith. Works like a charm.
     
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