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How to call and 800 number in the US from France?

May 15th, 2009, 08:03 AM
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I bet if you told us (Foderites) what cards you have, we can see if we have the same card, & post the non 800 number here or e-mail it to you (need your e-mail for that).

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May 15th, 2009, 08:04 AM
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You guys are so sweet! Thanks for the quick responses. I was able to get hold of US Bank Visa and Mastercard. The one I am looking for now is the Delta SkyMiles AmEx.
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May 15th, 2009, 08:10 AM
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Maggi, That is the exact one I posted above
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May 15th, 2009, 08:11 AM
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The American Express Direct France number is
' 00 331 47 77 7000 or 00 331 47 77 7200
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May 15th, 2009, 08:13 AM
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OOps, that is not an 800 It is COLLECT 1-336-393-1111.
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May 15th, 2009, 08:13 AM
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I just called American Express and they told me the number from France is 0800-900888. They said that should work in France, despite my saying it is an 800 number. The rep's understanding was that this is a toll free number in France.
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May 15th, 2009, 08:18 AM
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Nikki's advice is good. 0-800 is toll free in France. So they can try to look up your card.

Yeah, I have an Amex card that also lists 1-336-393-1111 collect that someone has posted.

Try this number and have them connect you with Delta Amex if necessary.
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May 15th, 2009, 08:34 AM
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All credit cards I've ever had have the international collect calling number right on the back, really, just look at the card. That includes Delta Amex, which I have.
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May 15th, 2009, 08:38 AM
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Well Christina, she lost her cards, but it sounds like she was able to get some numbers by looking at her husband's -- but not the Delta Amex.
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May 15th, 2009, 08:40 AM
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Success! I used the 0800 suggestion and was able to get through. Thank you so much to all of you. I can't believe how quickly everyone came through with advice. It actually brings tears to my eyes. Even when I called the CC companies everyone was so sorry this happened to us. That is really heartwarming. I think everything is taken care of now. Just hope I remembered all the CC in my purse. Lesson to future travelers: Photocopy everything in your wallet and keep it in a separate place, including your passports. I've read it before and intended to do it before we left, but got too busy. Also NEVER leave anything in the car!!!! Thanks again!
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May 15th, 2009, 09:02 AM
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Also, I hope you & your husband didn't carry the same cards, so that ALL the cards are now unusable.

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May 15th, 2009, 09:03 AM
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Good.

I love the internet.
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May 15th, 2009, 10:44 AM
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Thankfully, Stu, he and I have separate credit card accounts, except for one, which I cancelled for both of us. So we can use his cards for the remainder of the trip. Nikki, I love the internet too. Everyone is so helpful.
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May 15th, 2009, 11:31 AM
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Another reason to have a Skype account with Skype-Out access. For a few bucks a year it can make things lots easier.

I wrote a little program that lets me put my skype on a flash drive. Then, I can go into any internet cafe, I don't install anything, just plug in the flash drive and headphones. When I fire up the program, skype is running, but saving the data on the flashdrive, not on the computer. Safe and easy.

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May 15th, 2009, 06:26 PM
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Awwwww Maggi! I was biting my nails waiting to see if there was going to be a cliff hanger or a happy/sad ending. Thakfully you had a happy one (in the long run).

I hope your wise words about photo copying all important docs doesn't fall on deaf ears.

Thx for posting and not leaving us hanging - you could have taken the info and never posted again.

Have a good [remainder] of your trip!

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May 15th, 2009, 07:50 PM
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I used to make copies of the front and back of all my credit cards. I stopped doing that a couple years ago because of concern that the copies are just as useful to a thief as the cards themselves, since they can be used over the internet or on the telephone. Now I just bring a list of my cards with the phone numbers to call from abroad, taken from the back of the cards. No expiration dates or identifying numbers on this list. I then e-mail myself a copy of this list so I can access it from anywhere.
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May 15th, 2009, 08:27 PM
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Hi Maggi! Jumping in this thread late...but I just wanted to say that I'm glad you were able to call your CC companies...and very sorry to hear that your purse got stolen!

Take care!!
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May 16th, 2009, 02:10 AM
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Hello, glad it is all okay now. I wanted to add that several years ago I photocopied my cards and had the copies in my carryon, not in plain site. Two of my credit cards got fraudulent charges (in Paris). Luckily both credit card companies called my husband who was at home to report suspicious charges, one for electronics and one for a very large amount of cosmetics. It was before I had a cellphone in France and I just happened to call home. The cards had never been out of my underarm passport/valuable pouch. My carryon was left in my hotel room while i was out. After this I wrote all the info out on a small card along with the non 800 international phone numbers and have a very unusual hiding place for it.
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Apr 9th, 2012, 06:30 AM
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dial the international part of the call, then for 800 numbers, use 880. Not toll free but it completes the call.
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Apr 9th, 2012, 06:55 AM
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Well, as the thread is three years old, the original poster will have solved her problem by now.

How (and why) do people resurrect dead threads like this?
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