How do I dial this UK number from the US?

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  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I need to call over to the UK from my cell phone in the US. The number is 020 XXXX XXXX. So I dial +44 020 XXXX XXXX on my phone, right? Just want to make sure I get it right so I don't waste international long distance charges by dialing the wrong number


    BTW, before someone tells me to use Skype or a calling card since they're a lot cheaper, this is a one-time deal and shouldn't be more than a 5 or 10 minute phone call, so I'll just suck up the long distance rather than bother with the other stuff ;)
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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  4. arkitect macrumors 601

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  6. yg17 thread starter macrumors G5

    yg17

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    Jeez you guys are quick, thanks! :D

    What's the leading zero there for if you don't dial it? My cell number is 314-XXX-XXXX but I don't write it as 0314-XXX-XXXX ;)
     
  7. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Heh. :)
    Happy to help.
     
  8. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Since no one else is going to oblige… ;)

    020 is the local UK area code.

    Edit: 020 is a local UK area code.
     
  9. bartelby macrumors Core

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    020 is for London.
     
  10. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Yes, and London is in the UK… right? ;)
     
  11. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Yes, so are lots of other places.

    Im sure you meant 020 is A UK local code... :p
     

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