Connectivity is no longer an issue. Even countries like England are now easily accessible, thanks to telephone technology. There are still special considerations to keep in mind as you try to make an international call to England from your home in the US. Make sure that you are familiarized with them before you you're your phone call. Here are the steps in properly making an international call to England:
Calling instrument. You can either make a call using three objects-landline, mobile or cellular phone or Internet voice options. With applications such as Skype, you don't need to worry a lot about location for as long as the person you are calling is also online and has a Skype account. But with landline or cellular phones, you need to make some adjustments. Landlines, for one, do not use the + sign when placing in an international call so you will need to omit that. For cellular phones, the + sign is optional.
Network rates. Network rates in your mobile network or landline network need to be consulted first. This way, you will not be surprised with the charges that will come up as you make the phone call. This will also ensure that you do not get charged beyond the right amount.
Additional call codes. Additional call codes are necessary. For US, the exit code of 011 precedes any international call. Then you will place the area code and the actual number of the person you are calling in England.
Area codes. The area codes in England vary a lot. Some places have two digits and the others have 4, so do not be surprised if you are required to place in two digits on one city and 4 on another. Just make sure that you double check the England area codes in websites such as How to Call Abroad. This way, you will not go wrong with your area code placements.
Barring. Your own handset or mobile phone can keep you from making phone calls. You may have to disable barring options to outgoing international calls to make sure that you are able to make a call outside your country. Barring is often accessed with the right password.
Promotions. Promotions allow you to save on cash or rates. International Dialing promotions information can often be found in your network's website or customer service line.
Direct Dial Service. Talk 4 Longer allows you to have direct dialing option to save you the hassle of attaching too much numbers or extra procedures. They come with a premium regular fee, but that's something you can shell out for easily especially if you are making frequent calls to England.
Tools. Time and Date and other online tools allow you to determine how to dial numbers correctly to any given location in the world. This service is free, among many other tools that you can use so that you can make the right phone call to England and other countries.