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    Sorry to bother you with this guys as I know that you must get this a lot.

    I want to call and text someone in Austraila. Now I've looked up on my phone companys website for the code which is +61. Now my question is do I have to drop the 0 on it for this number or do I keep it (so it reads 61 077 etc)

    And second question is will the text still go through with this international code on it.
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    I think you need to drop the zero.
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    You normally have to drop the zero.

    It should go through. If you use the number +6177..... then it should send like it would normally. You could try using a delivery report on the text message to see if it goes through OK.

    It's also worth noting that sending texts to foreign numbers is usually more expensive than to UK numbers and probably won't be included in any free text allowance you have.
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    (Original post by theArchitect)
    You normally have to drop the zero.

    It should go through. If you use the number +6177..... then it should send like it would normally. You could try using a delivery report on the text message to see if it goes through OK.

    It's also worth noting that sending texts to foreign numbers is usually more expensive than to UK numbers and probably won't be included in any free text allowance you have.
    I know the prices. I went to the O2 stop and asked and they said it would cost only 40p. Its not that much really.

    Thank you for your help.
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    Are you texting/calling someone with a UK phone? because if you are, you need to use the uk code, which is +44. Also, their phone needs to be able to work in Australia if this is the case.

    Anyway with international numbers, you need to do this:

    if your number is 07876543210, you drop the zero and add +44 (or whatever the code is for the country you are calling), so the number becomes:

    +447876543210

    or add zeros instead of a + : 00447876543210
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    I beleive the + is used for texting....

    Beware though, I'm on 3 and can't text my cousin in Auz as they don't have an agreement. Can call fine.

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    You can use 0044 for texting as well. I can on my phone anyway
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    the + replaces 00. either can be used.
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    (Original post by Snowfall)
    Are you texting/calling someone with a UK phone? because if you are, you need to use the uk code, which is +44. Also, their phone needs to be able to work in Australia if this is the case.

    Anyway with international numbers, you need to do this:

    if your number is 07876543210, you drop the zero and add +44 (or whatever the code is for the country you are calling), so the number becomes:

    +447876543210

    or add zeros instead of a + : 00447876543210
    Why do I need to add zeros?

    *is very confused*
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    You don't have to add two zeros. You can EITHER add two zeors, or a +.

    so the phone number would start

    0044

    OR

    +44

    It's the same
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    The reason for it is to exit the UK telephone system and enter the world system. Or something like that, I'm sure you can see what I'm getting at.
 
 
 
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