To call another country, or to call home to Australia when you’re overseas, you need to have:
- International Roaming enabled on your mobile, and the country’s International Dialling Code
To call another country, start with ‘+’
So you’ve got International Roaming enabled and you know the country code? Now:
- Enter ‘+’. It’s on your device’s keypad, or your phone app: you usually hold down ‘0’
- Then the country code
- Then the number without the leading ‘0’.
To call an Australian Fixed Line while overseas:
|+||61||Area Code without the leading 0||Phone Number|
For example: To call Telstra when you’re overseas from any country (02) 9242 0213, you’d dial +61 2 9242 0213
To call an Australian Mobile while overseas:
|+||61||Mobile Number without the leading 0|
For example: To call Telstra when you’re overseas from any country on 0439 125 109, you’d dial +61 439 125 109
To call numbers in the country you’re in:
Call a local fixed line in the country you’re visiting:
|Local Area Code||Phone Number|
Dialling the local number in international format will also work.
Call a local mobile in the country you’re visiting:
Dial the number just as if you had a local mobile account.
Will MessageBank work while I’m overseas?
Yes – as long as you have International Roaming set up. Charges apply.
- You’ll still get notified of MessageBank messages by SMS, just like you receive them in Australia.
- To listen to your message, just follow the instructions in the SMS and dial 101 or #101#.
Good to know:
- #101# is not available on Pre-Paid mobiles.
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