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Calling International Numbers


When using a Pepperdine phone to call an international number, follow the instructions below for the type of number you are trying to reach.

International Numbers

To call a phone in another country, dial 9-011, and then the code for the country you are calling, the area or city code, and the phone number. For example, if you are trying to call someone in Brazil (country code 55), in the city of Rio de Janeiro (city code 21), you would dial 011 - 55 - 21 - XXXX-XXXX and end the dialed number sequence with a #.​ Countries employ varying numbers of digits for area/city codes and telephone numbers. Don't be surprised if the number you are trying to call has more or less than three plus seven digits. You can also find country codes on the website of the ITU.

Canada And Caribbean Numbers

The procedure for calling Canada and most Caribbean nations is the same as the procedure for making a domestic long distance call. Simply dial 9-1, the area code, and the number you are trying to reach.

International Mobile Numbers

In some countries, there is a different procedure for calling a mobile phone number. For example, when calling a mobile phone in Mexico, you must add a '1' to the country code. So, if you are calling a mobile in Mexico City, Mexico (country code 52, and city code 55), you would dial 011 - 52 - 1 - 55 - XXXX-XXXX.

Also, in some countries it costs more to call a mobile number than a landline (fixed) telephone number. If you are considering calling a mobile number, ask your service provider about the dialing process and rates. Consider calling a landline phone instead if that's an option.

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