USING A MOBILE PHONE IN FRANCE/EUROPE

Feb 10, 2013
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Advice please on a few silly questions regarding using mobiles in France/Europe .....

A few weeks ago, whilst in France, I tried calling a Taxi to no avail. Despite the numbers being kosher, each of the four numbers I tried were 'unobtainable'. In fact, every damn number was!

Here's silly question 1: Was it because I had my data roaming switched off?

2. Was it an incorrect code input?
3. How many noughts do I knock off/add or just forget!

I'm ok on calling back to UK (+44 and omit the first 0?) but get totally confused about calling a French number from within France or other European country.

Could someone give me a few graphic examples of a number, with idiot guide to the code please?

I'm on 3 mobile, so am aware of their feel at home package, so praps it would all work ok now that I can leave data roaming on?
 

pappajohn

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I dont think you need any international dialling codes for numbers in the same country as you as your phone will register with the local equivilent to your own network.
Vodafone = FSR etc

Yes, you will need roaming turned on.
 

Mattyjwr

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Did you dial 0033 to start with and omit the leading zero for the number that you tried to call? That is what I need to do. I need to call use the international number when calling in France to a French number. As that is expensive, I am pleased to have a toggle Mobile sim card in my spare phone - it also gives me a local number in France which allows my friends to call me cheaply as well. (Strange name, "cheaply", I know).
 

Jazzbow

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I dont think you need any international dialling codes for numbers in the same country as you as your phone will register with the local equivilent to your own network.
Vodafone = FSR etc

Yes, you will need roaming turned on.
I think this is wrong if the sim is UK.
You need to dial the country code that you are in, roaming does need to be on though
 
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