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    Please, help. I need to change one of my UCAS choices, but it's been over two weeks since they received my application, so I have to phone UCAS.

    The two numbers they provided to call UCAS from outside of the UK are:
    0044 871 468 0 468
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    0044 330 333 0230


    Neither of them worked alone, so I tried adding 01144 to the beginning and was still unsuccessful. How can I contact them? :confused:
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    They should work TBH... both have the correct UK code!
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    (Original post by Fräulein)
    Please, help. I need to change one of my UCAS choices, but it's been over two weeks since they received my application, so I have to phone UCAS.

    The two numbers they provided to call UCAS from outside of the UK are:
    0044 871 468 0 468
    and
    0044 330 333 0230


    Neither of them worked alone, so I tried adding 01144 to the beginning and was still unsuccessful. How can I contact them? :confused:
    Either of those should have worked as that is just how it is! Only other call alternative is to try the following which I suspect wont work either

    44 871 468 0 468 or

    44 330 333 0230


    You should try the numbers they gave you again. WHere are you calling from as well? I know in the UK the person who pays for the phone bill can ban certain numbers from being called, perhaps if you are at home, whoever pays the bill has got a restriction on international calls?
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    sont' tyou have to put little + sign before the 44?
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    (Original post by The_Goose)
    sont' tyou have to put little + sign before the 44?
    only on a mobile
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    Replace the 44 with 0?
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    (Original post by hypocriticaljap)
    only on a mobile
    ah rite. I just assume everyone is necessarily talkign about mobile when they say phone but thats because im glued to my mobile
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    The "+" is merely an abbreviation for the international dialling prefix for the country you happen to be in, and applies to both mobiles and landlines. In the UK it is "00". In the USA it is "011".

    To call UCAS from the USA you should dial 011 44 330 333 0230.
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    I already listed a number above which should work and bypasses their IVR.
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    (Original post by Bloodrose)
    I already listed a number above which should work and bypasses their IVR.
    You did, and 0011 44 1242 544900 will also work. However, I wanted to offer an clarification of what "+" means and an emphasis that "00" is not the prefix for international dialling from the USA.
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    Remove the zeros. Then just try to call it.
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    Fom the US, all calls to the UK start 011 44

    011 tells the US system your call is international

    44 says which country - the UK is 44 (Switzerland is 41, etc)

    The next bit is tricky because it depends if it's a land line or cell phone but as UCAS is a landline and the number is 0871 468 0 468, you need to drop the leading zero.

    So the number you should call for UCAS is 011-44-871-468-0-468
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    (Original post by kissurmojo)

    The next bit is tricky because it depends if it's a land line or cell phone but as UCAS is a landline and the number is 0871 468 0 468, you need to drop the leading zero.

    So the number you should call for UCAS is 011-44-871-468-0-468
    You can't dial numbers beginning 08 or 09 from abroad as they are special rate numbers. You would drop the leading zero from any number after the international dialling code, including mobile ones (which begin with 07).
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    You can't dial numbers beginning 08 or 09 from abroad as they are special rate numbers. You would drop the leading zero from any number after the international dialling code, including mobile ones (which begin with 07).
    Absolute rubbish, I'm in the US and I've just called the number as I outlined and it works.

    The OP should remember the time change of at least 5 hours, depending on where she lives in the US
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    (Original post by kissurmojo)
    Absolute rubbish, I'm in the US and I've just called the number as I outlined and it works.

    The OP should remember the time change of at least 5 hours, depending on where she lives in the US
    Interesting. I'd have thought they were far more expensive to call than the 01242 or 03 numbers, though, being premium rate.
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    (Original post by Good bloke)
    You did, and 0011 44 1242 544900 will also work. However, I wanted to offer an clarification of what "+" means and an emphasis that "00" is not the prefix for international dialling from the USA.

    All international calls from North America need to be prefixed with 011 to activate an international line on the US/Canadian telecomms network and international calls from America cost a fortune unless you buy a calling card or have some sort of specialised tarriff although admittedly Britain is one of the cheapest countries to dial from over there.
 
 
 
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