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Dec 8th, 2018, 11:16 AM
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dialing french phone numbers with US cell phone in France

We will be taking our ATT phones to France and will get some package from ATT to use them somewhat economically. My question has to do with how to dial a french phone number while there. I assume I could dial
011 33 [French number, dropping the first 0]

is this right?

or could I also merely dial the French number [including the first 0]

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Dec 8th, 2018, 12:03 PM
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No, you definitely dial 01133 and then the last nine numbers of the French number.
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Dec 8th, 2018, 12:21 PM
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Here's one site with lots of useful info on using phones in France:

https://en.parisinfo.com/practical-p...ices-in-france
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Dec 8th, 2018, 03:46 PM
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From your USA numbered cellphone, dial "+" then country code, then city code then local phone number.
Since France's country code is 33, so you'll dial +33 then city code (drop the leading 0) then local phone number.
To dial +, just press the "0" number button on the screen and hold it a bit longer, you will see + sign being displayed.
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Dec 8th, 2018, 04:12 PM
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complètement con.

You dial either 00 33 then the phone nr

or

01 and the phone number of Paris
Or 02 and the phone number for north west, 03 for north east , 04 for south east and 05 for south west.
06 and now 07 for cell phones.
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Dec 8th, 2018, 05:00 PM
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If you are NOT on wifi calling, calling a French number from any phone, irrespective of the SIM used, would behave as if the phone is a local phone. The way your French hotel front desk or a French taxi driver calls a French number is identical to the way you call the same number in France.

If you are ON wifi calling, your phone behaves as if it never left home. For you that is the U.S. If you try to call a French number while on wifi calling, you are doing the same thing as if you called from the U.S. You will get hit with the same international charge you get at home.
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Dec 8th, 2018, 07:59 PM
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Greg, T-mobile is our carrier and we can call a US number from our US phone while on wifi in France at no cost.
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Dec 9th, 2018, 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by thibaut View Post
complètement con.

You dial either 00 33 then the phone nr

or

01 and the phone number of Paris
Or 02 and the phone number for north west, 03 for north east , 04 for south east and 05 for south west.
06 and now 07 for cell phones.

The advice to use 00 33 works if you are calling from a European phone number. 00 is the international dialing code from Europe. From a US phone number it would be 011 33 as noted above. 011 is the international dialing code from the US. This is why I prefer to use +33. The + takes the place of the international dialing code, whatever it may be, and you don’t have to worry about which is the correct one.
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