Do you put the zero before an international code when dialing it in?

For instance, is the U.S. country code 011 or just 11? Thank you.

This one has a pretty straightforward answer, fortunately: Always dial the international code in its entirety when you’re faxing abroad, even if it starts with a zero. In fact, some codes, such as Germany and France, are made up ENTIRELY of zeros (00)!

The international code you’re referring to is officially called the “International Call Prefix.” The United States’ international call prefix is 011. When you’re dialing internationally, though, you may need more than just that. Here are the numbers you might need, in the order you should dial them:

– The one-digit dial out code (You only need this if you have a switchboard. If you’re dialing from home or a small business, you’re probably fine.)

– The international call prefix (This is the code of the country you are in. You can find a list of them here.

– The country code (This is the code of the country you’re sending the fax to, and it is NOT the same as the international call prefix. For instance, when you’re faxing from the U.S., your international call prefix is 011, but when you’re faxing i>to the U.S., your country code is 1.)

– The area code and local number.

If you’re looking up someone’s number, you’ll see it in this format: X + XX + X + XXX + XXXXXXX. Type in every digit you see, but leave out the plus signs.

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