Calling a Uk Mobile

Discussion in 'UK Trip Planning Forum' started by gibbo01, May 18, 2010.

  1. gibbo01

    gibbo01 Earning My Ears

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    Hi
    I have a request.

    once in WDW my UK mobile phone will connect to a USA network. How does my American friend call me from his mobile?

    Does he use +44 XXXX as he normally does, as the phone is still a UK phone?

    or does he use another mobile prefix?

    I am confused please help:confused3:confused3
     
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  3. 2Tiggies

    2Tiggies DIS Veteran

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    You need to contact your service provider to double check. When I use mine in the US on roaming it is still treated as a UK number so anyone calling from the UK dials the number as they would if I were in the UK and those in the USA would dial as if I were still in the UK (so yes, with the +44 prefix). Not that they charge as if in the UK .... :rolleyes1. However that is how my network does it. I don't want to say that goes for all as I am sure it would depend but I do ring them up before I go to make sure I am up to date with my info before each trip. :)
     
  4. gibbo01

    gibbo01 Earning My Ears

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    thank you i will check.
     
  5. TOONMADLAD

    TOONMADLAD Mouseketeer

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    I think that your friend wil get charge for calling an international mobile and you will get charged for recieving a call while on roaming,

    The best way to get around this is to get a local sim card if your phone is unlocked, you should be able to get them from Walmart.

    Pete.
     
  6. 2Tiggies

    2Tiggies DIS Veteran

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    Yes, that is how mine works.

    Well worth looking into if you want to make (and receive) more than just the occasional call.
     

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