How do I fax from the USA to Africa?

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May 4th, 2004, 03:18 PM
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How do I fax from the USA to Africa?

What do I dial. I am trying to fax to Zambia, like pronto!

I just paid Star Of Africa and need to get them a faxed confirmation or else the Lusaka Airport will be my home for 11 nights!

The number I am trying to dial is (263) 13 45970, so how do I do it?

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May 4th, 2004, 03:27 PM
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According to this website, the country code for Zambia is 260 and the country code for Zimbabwe is 263:

http://www.1areacodescountrycodes.co...ry-codes-z.htm

Supposing you're not faxing from a business establishment where you have to dial 9 to get an outside line or something like that, the usual dialling sequence for phoning or faxing from North America is

LONG DISTANCE LINE + COUNTRY CODE + AREA CODE + LOCAL NUMBER.

I'm guessing, in the instance of the number you're trying to reach, this would either be

011 - 260 - 13 - 45970

or

011 - 263 - 13 - 45970

I just looked up Star of Africa's website, and I see their office is in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, so the 263 country code does seem to apply, in which case I believe the full number would be

011 - 263- 13 - 45970

Hope this helps.
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May 4th, 2004, 03:30 PM
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What I meant to type about the dialling sequence for a long distance call from North America was

OVERSEAS LONG DISTANCE LINE + COUNTRY CODE + AREA CODE + LOCAL NUMBER
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May 4th, 2004, 09:21 PM
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This very question was on the Europe board yesterday.

The poster got her fax through US - Ethiopia by dialing:
001 (country code) (City code) (6 digit local number).

So try:
001 263 1 345 970
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May 4th, 2004, 11:29 PM
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So is it 011 or 001 to start?

I tried it the way Judy suggested and I got a ring but then the fax never picked up.

I did email them to alert them that they should check their bank by Thursday to see the transfer was made.
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May 5th, 2004, 05:01 AM
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The overseas long distance code from North America is 011.

We call South Africa frequently, Australia and the United Kingdom fairly frequently, and continental European, Middle Eastern and South American countries occasionally.

One sometimes can experience difficulty in sending faxes to other continents, even if one dials the correct numbers, because the tones that different countries' phone lines transmit sometimes are just different enough that fax machines in the different countries don't recognize each other.

It helps if one's North American fax machine has a special "overseas" button that one can press prior to dialling the recipient's fax number. Pushing this button changes the transmission in some way that I don't understand that makes the fax transmission feel more user friendly to the fax machine in the other country. Sorry, I don't know the correct terminology with which to explain this. In any event, we experience some challenges in sending faxes to South Africa, but the fact that our fax machine has the special overseas button does seem to help.
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Apr 5th, 2005, 04:07 PM
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topping for myself!

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Apr 6th, 2005, 08:08 AM
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I had a problem sending a fax too. At the end of our fax no's from work we have to enter a personal code for charging purposes. I eventually found out that I needed a # after the number and before my code. I don't know if this just applies to my particular instance with the extra code but try dialling a # at the end of the number. It might not work but maybe worth a try?
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Apr 6th, 2005, 10:10 PM
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It's 011...(001 should get you an international operator) however people very frequently have problems with their phones and faxes, so if it STILL doesnt' work, check first with your long distance company (if you tell them the call won't go thru, they shouldn't charge operator assisted rates.)

Why not email to see if their fax/phone is operational in the meantime?
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Apr 7th, 2005, 05:54 AM
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The phone lines in Victoria Falls ( 13 ) are notoriously bad... my guess is that the phonelines are down.
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Apr 7th, 2005, 11:03 AM
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Seeing how this was originally posted in May 2004, I think that fax has already gone through by now
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Apr 7th, 2005, 05:04 PM
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Or maybe not, since Roccco topped a couple days ago...(?)
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Oct 17th, 2005, 03:23 PM
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topping again...this time I need to fax to Argentina and forgot how. I figured that others could probably use this information to fax to Africa or wherever.
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