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May 10th, 2016, 07:33 PM
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Dialing while in Italy w/ ATT cell phone

I have some questions, which I asked ATT, but I want to make sure it’s right (since it somewhat contradicts what I think I’m reading on the website). I have a roaming international plan.

1. To dial the US from Italy, I dial 001-and the US number (area code + number)

2. To dial an Italian number while in Italy, I dial 011- 39 - and the Italian number?

In France, they had me drop the first zero; do I do that here, too?

3. To call my husband’s cell while we’re both there, I just dial his number (area code and number)

Is this correct? Leaving in the morning, many thanks!
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May 10th, 2016, 08:06 PM
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Use "+" on your cell phone instead of "011" (they are the same thing as I understand it). You'll often see numbers written with the "+" in front. (Press and hold the "0" key to get +).

I think when you are using your US phone, all calls to Italy or France are dialed like international calls, so call using the full number without dropping the 0, as if you were calling from the US.
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May 10th, 2016, 10:14 PM
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Thank you so much for your help, Andrew! I also found it in the Rick Steves Italy book just now.

You’re right, you press and hold the 0 to get the + , in place of the international access code.

You drop the initial 0 (if present) from the phone number in all countries except Italy.
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May 11th, 2016, 01:39 AM
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You drop the initial 0 (if present) from the phone number in all countries except Italy.

For long distance, yes. For local, no.
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May 11th, 2016, 04:03 AM
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I never use the country code for the country I am in. So I just phone the number as given when travelling. If you do use the country code then you drop the first 0 of the phone number.

+ on mobile phones is the recognised signal that you are making an international call, since different countries require a different code to indicate that.

All my regular numbers are saved as + countrycode etc, even if I am just calling my son in the same town. That way I can just call him no matter where I am in the world from the phonebook, without having to remember to add country codes etc.

So to call my son's mobile from my mobile I have +31 6 12345678. To call him from the land line I have 06 12345678.
to call his land line it would be +31 10 1234567 from the mobile and 010 1234567 from the land line.
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