Useful Tips

How to call in the USA


How to dial a number to call to the USA from a landline phone to a cell phone or from a mobile phone to a landline is clear by analogy with the above examples.

Practice has shown that everyone's instinct is developed differently, so I write in more detail.

To call to the USA you need to dial 8 - this means that the call is not local. It is necessary to wait for a beep. Then you need to dial 10 - this says that the call will be international and then the US phone code will be indicated.

+ a sign that is used in GSM mobile phones to replace the international access code from any country.

It should be noted right away that 10 is access to the international connection for OJSC Rostelecom. For other operators, the international dialing code will be different. For example, 56 - SCS Sovintel LLC, 57 - TransTeleCom Company CJSC, 58 - MTT OJSC, 59 - Equant LLC.

Attention: number 8 and further the international access code described above are applicable only to Russia. In other countries, a different system for entering the international line has been adopted.

After that, dial the country code (US dialing code - 1) At this point, we got on the US domestic telephone line.

Now it remains only to dial the telephone code of the city we want to call, and finally, the local telephone number of the US subscriber.

US State Phone Codes

State code represents a three-digit prefix. In each state, the number of state codes depends on the size and distribution of its inhabitants. For example, states with lower populations, such as Idaho, have fewer area codes, and more densely populated states, such as New York, have much more codes.

State Phone Codes:

Alabama205, 251, 256, 334
Arizona480, 520, 602, 623, 928
Arkansas479, 501, 870
California209, 213, 310, 323, 408, 415, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 650, 661, 707, 714, 760, 805, 818, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 949, 951
Colorado303, 719, 970
Connecticut203, 860
Florida239, 305, 321, 352, 386, 407, 561, 727, 772, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941, 954
Georgia229, 404, 478, 706, 770, 912
Illinois217, 309, 312, 618, 630, 708, 773, 815, 847
Indiana219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812
Iowa319, 515, 563, 641, 712
Kansas316, 620, 785, 913
Kentucky270, 502, 606, 859
Louisiana225, 318, 337, 504, 985
Maryland301, 410
Massachusetts413, 508, 617, 781, 978
Michigan231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 989
Minnesota218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952
Mississippi228, 601, 662
Missouri314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816
Nebraska308, 402
Nevada702, 775
New hampshire603
New Jersey201, 609, 732, 856, 908, 973
New mexico city505, 575
New York212, 315, 516, 518, 585, 607, 631, 716, 718, 845, 914
North Carolina252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919
North Dakota701
Ohio216, 330, 419, 440, 513, 614, 740, 937
Oklahoma405, 580, 918
Oregon503, 541
Pennsylvania215, 412, 570, 610, 717, 724, 814
Rhode Island401
South Carolina803, 843, 864
South Dakota605
Tennessee423, 615, 731, 865, 901, 931
Texas210, 214, 254, 281, 325, 361, 409, 432, 512, 713, 806, 817, 830, 903, 915, 936, 940, 956, 972, 979
Utah435, 801
Virginia276, 434, 540, 703, 757, 804
Washington206, 253, 360, 425, 509
Washington DC202
West Virginia304
Wisconsin262, 414, 608, 715, 920

International calls from the USA

If you are in the United States and would like to call a person outside the United States, dial 011 (this is an international access code) and then the required country code and a seven- or eight-digit phone number. If the phone number starts with the number 0then 0 should not be dialed.

For example, to contact a phone number in France, you need to dial 011 33 # ## ## ## ##.

How to call from France to Russia

Even before leaving abroad, you should take care to enable roaming on your room. Once in France, to dial from mobile to mobile dial:
The subscriber number must consist of ten characters, without 8 digits. Accordingly, a total of eleven characters should be obtained (7 is the code of Russia).

For calls from cell to landline phone, the following dialing procedure is provided:
+ 7hhhhhhh, where hhhhhhh - landline phone number. As for the city code, as a rule, it consists of three digits.

How to call from France to Russia from landline to landline? To do this, type:
007hhhhhhhh, where two zeros is the international access code, seven is the RF code, and xxxxxxx is the city phone number. After two zeros, you should wait until a long beep sounds. As already mentioned, the city code consists of three digits.

How to make cheap calls to Russia from France

If the Internet is at hand, it is most beneficial to use it. This will also require special software installed on a laptop or smartphone. For example, such free applications as Skype or Viber are suitable. Of course, to use them, you will also need a stable connection, preferably over Wi-Fi.

For cheap calls to Russia, IP-telephony is also suitable. You will need to obtain a SIP number, a feature of which are favorable rates. By choosing the most suitable package, you can save a lot. You can also use services like Zadarma, which offer the purchase of a free direct SIP number online. Among other things, IP-telephony involves high quality communications.

Many of those located in France advise purchasing SIM-cards of local operators (there are only four of them), which feature free incoming calls. French numbers are ten-digit, and they begin with the number 0. As already mentioned, for calls to city numbers use the international dialing code and country code. Instead, you can purchase a special telephone card and make a call from the machine on the street, or from the hotel. When calling from a payphone, they pay with a credit card.

If the user is not going to purchase a SIM card with a French number, he is advised to search in advance for himself favorable conditions for roaming. For example, such conditions are offered by MTS. Her service “Zero Without Borders” will allow you to receive international calls when you are abroad completely free of charge, starting from the first minute and ending with the tenth. From the eleventh minute the cost of the call will be 25 rubles per minute. As for outgoing calls, from the first to the sixth minute their cost depends on roaming rates.

Phone calls from France

A standard French phone number always contains 10 characters and starts with 0. Special numbers start with 08 or consist of 4 digits and are often paid.

To call on home phone

  • 00
  • country code (7 for Russia)
  • city ​​code + home number, when calling to a home phone

To call on cellular telephone outside of France type:

  • international access code 00
  • country code (7 for Russia)
  • Subscriber number (without 8 for Russian mobile numbers)

For internal call To a cell or home number in France, dial:

  • Subscriber number in France starting from 0 without international code 33

Phone calls to France

For a call from abroad to France type:

  • international code of France 33
  • Subscriber number in France without 0

Types of telephone communications in France

Currently, most French telephone service providers offer the “telephone over the Internet” service, which usually includes international calls to 70 or more countries (depending on the operator) in a monthly subscription. This means that a fixed fee in the region of 30-40 euros per month already includes the cost of calls to landlines outside France, quite often “free” calls to the USA and the UK are possible to landlines and cell phones. In other countries, calls to mobile phones are charged at the rate of international call to mobile phone.
Check the list of countries, calls to which are included in your subscription agreement when connecting a landline phone.
Calls from a landline at the hotel are the most expensive since Hotels determine the cost of the call at their discretion.

Additional information on installing and using a landline phone in France on our page

Payphones can be found everywhere in France, usually a telephone booth or a desk with a pay phone. From a payphone, you can call any number around the world using a special telephone card that can be bought at tobacco shops (tabac), at the post office (la poste) and in internet cafe (hybercafé). As a rule, Internet cafes offer the widest selection of cards for a payphone with a very low cost of calls. In addition, many payphones provide the ability to pay for a call with a credit card, which must be inserted directly into the payphone. In this case, the tariffs for calls will be higher than when using a special telephone card.

Internet calls

Perhaps the cheapest type of telephone service. The choice of IP-telephony operator is at your discretion, most often Skype is used. Of course, to use this type of communication you need at least a connection to the Internet. Currently, many cafes, hotels and airports offer an Internet connection, usually with a special paid or free code.

Additional information about connecting to the Internet in your home on our page.

Using communications from Russian operators

Depending on the operator, calls in roaming to Russia and the CIS countries can cost fabulous money. However, more and more Russian operators offer special “fares for travelers”, with which you can save a lot of money. Consult with your mobile operator about such offers before traveling abroad.

Attention: Do not forget to disable the service upon returning to Russia!

Using communications from French operators

If you often come to the Cote d'Azur or plan to stay here long enough and talk a lot on the phone, it may make sense to purchase a prepaid SIM card from a French operator (carte SIM sans engagement). These SIM cards are offered by all mobile operators, the Darty electronics store and the Virgin book network also offer their own cellular services, which include prepaid cards.

Payment for communication services is made as they are used, and you can call immediately after entering the code from the prepaid card. Prepaid cards - usually in the form of a small paper coupon similar to a cash receipt - are sold in many stores, supermarkets, tobacco (tabac) and newspaper shops (presse).

Entering a code from a card may not be the easiest thing, as you need to call a special three-digit number and, after listening to the instructions in French, dial the code in the right place, followed by pressing the pound or asterisk buttons, depending on the operator. Some operators offer the ability to enter a code by sending an SMS message to a special number. Specify the conditions for entering the code when buying a prepaid SIM card.

All incoming calls to these numbers will be free.

In some cases, it is advisable to purchase a SIM card with a subscription agreement (often offered with a telephone at a significantly reduced price).

Additional information about SIM cards with a tariff plan on our page.

A call from a hotel to Russia will cost much more than a call from a pay phone. In France, they are ubiquitous. Payphones are not only in large cities, but also in small French villages. Pay phones are of two types.

The most common are publiphon, which call is paid using a special telephone card. They are sold at kiosks, supermarkets, subway and post offices and cost 8-20 €. A call to Russia will cost you about € 1.5 (60 rubles) per minute.

Much less often in France there are machines of another type, point-phone, working on coins. They are usually installed in restaurants and bars.

Local sim card

Mobile communications in France are expensive. It is represented by three large companies Orange, Bouygues Telecom and SFR.

A local sim card costs 10-30 €, while about 5 € appears on the account. The account is replenished using prepaid cards. They are sold in communication stores, kiosks, supermarkets. Cards are valid for a certain period after which the amount burns out: 5 € (1 week), 10 € (15 days), 15 € (month).

Connection with Russia

Outgoing call: 0.50 € / min.
Incoming calls are free.

To apply for a SIM card, you will need a passport. You can enter the address of the hotel as your place of residence.

Phone numbers, codes and types of telephone communication

According to general standards, France starts the phone number for incoming international calls with a “+” sign and a “33” code. Thus, to dial French from abroad, you must enter the first three characters “+33” and then a ten-digit phone number. That is, when asked how to call France, there is a short answer: “+ 33-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx”, where “xx-xx-xx-xx-xx” is the French number. According to this scheme, you can either call to France from a landline phone or from a mobile phone.

It should be noted that all telephone numbers of the country are ten-digit, and mobile operators, and landline telephony. The exception is only short four-digit numbers, incoming calls to which are paid and paid at a special rate. France has made commercial telephone numbers available for domestic use only; it is not possible to call a four-digit number from abroad.

The French are used to calling phone numbers as paired numbers, which sounds somewhat unusual for our fellow citizens.

France phone number example: 11-22-33-44-55

The Russians would pronounce it like this: 112- 233-44-55

The exit code for international numbers from France is “00”, then the country code is dialed

And then directly the phone number.

FRANCE landline telephone numbers

Intercity phone codes of France do not exist separately. The role of the long-distance code is performed by the first two digits of the number:

  • 01 - Paris and Ile de France
  • 02 - Northwest Regions
  • 03 - northeastern regions
  • 04 - southeastern regions
  • 05 - southwestern regions

Unlike the countries of the former USSR, the region code is dialed when making calls in one city.

In Monaco, the numbers are eight-digit, for calls there you should dial the international code of the Principality 00377, even if the call is made from France. But when dialing within the country, the code is entered without the first zero - 0377.

Other codes of France

  • 06 - mobile operators
  • 08 - France phones with separate rates. This may include various services with tariffs similar to regular city numbers, as well as very expensive commercial numbers, which are usually in the range 089. For codes 08, only France is available. Telephone numbers of this range are not valid for calls from abroad.
  • 09 - VoIP Telephony

But tourists who come to France are primarily interested in pay phones. Pay phones can be found at every step, even in the seemingly plain village itself. In small towns pay phones need to be searched in the central squares, in large - at railway stations, metro stations, in large shopping centers,. Coin machines have almost gone down in history; they can only be found in stylized cafes or bars. Basically, the devices work on special cards, which, like recharge cards for mobile communications, are available in tobacco shops, newsstands, and by mail. Prepaid cards for pay phones and Internet cafes are for sale. It is in these establishments that the widest selection of cards with different denominations, and the price of calls on them is the lowest. Many devices are equipped with a receiver for fucking bank cards. Payment for the call is made directly from the bank account, but the cost of such calls is higher than when paying by phone card

In the coverage area of ​​most telephone sets and telephone numbers of foreign operators, that is, both domestic (within the country) and international (worldwide) communications are available. Payphones can be made in two forms: a standard telephone booth, usually glass, and a modern stand with a pay phone.

FRANCE Internet Telephony Phone Numbers

At the moment, the most profitable and cheapest are calls over the Internet. There are several popular IP telephony clients: Skype, Viber, Telegram. Of course, this type of connection requires an Internet connection, which is paid separately. Now many cafes, hotels, train stations, airports and just public places give out free Wi-Fi. In this case, calls within the network become generally free. Restaurants and hotels can restrict access to the network only to their customers or sell an access code. For availability of paid or free Wi-Fi coverage, ask the administration of the institution.