Need help figuring out how to call your American friends and family from Australia? You've come to the right place.

When calling a US phone number, the country code of +1 needs to entered, followed by the US area code and a local number in order to complete the call.

E.G - To dial the USA number (212) 361 4595 from an Australian mobile, you’d dial: +1 212 361 4595

If calling from a landline, replace the + sign with 0011 followed by 1 (US country code) and then the US area code and local number.

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Understanding international dialling codes can be quite tricky. You need the country code, the area code. It also helps to have a plan with unlimited international calls. Even knowing when to remove a zero or add a + sign to the number can be a damn-right headache!

Thankfully, we’ve rounded up everything you’ll need to know about calling the USA from Australia. So read on and get typing, the world is only a phone call away!

  1. Enter the + on your dial pad.* This is usually done by holding down the 0 key
  2. Enter the US country code (1)
  3. Enter the US area code
  4. Enter the US local number

* Your phone automatically converts the "+" into the correct international exit code (depending on what country the phone is being used in). This allows callers to use the same stored number no matter what county they are in. This is great if you if you’re travelling abroad, using international roaming and calling your contacts while abroad.

Also remember to remove the first 0 if the area code/mobile number starts with 0

For example:

If you want to call the US number:

212 361 4595 from an Australian mobile, you’d dial: +1 212 361 4595

calling a landline number in China from a mobile

  1. Enter the Australian exit code (0011)
  2. Enter the US country code (1)
  3. Enter the US area code
  4. Enter the US local number with the US area code included if is a landline

For example:

If you want to call the US number:

212 361 4595 from an Australian landline, you’d dial: 0011 1 212 361 4595

calling US from a mobile, exit code 0011, 1 country code, 212 area code, 361 4595 local number

Knowing these international dialing codes is all well and good but in order to call the US, you also need a mobile plan that includes international minutes.

Luckily, amaysim keeps things amazingly simple with unlimited international minutes when calling the USA and 27 other countries, on its SIM-only mobile plans and international phone plans. Starting at just $30 these plans are wallet-friendly ensuring you never have to worry about running out of minutes or racking-up a crazy bill when calling your loved ones abroad.

Australian exit code (0011)
This number dials you out of Australia, allowing you to call international numbers. It is the same number no matter where you call in the world.

US country code (1)
This is the international code to dial into the US.

US area code
This code lets you dial into a part of the country. It’s generally area or city specific and normally comes attached the local number.

Local number
This is the telephone number you want to call.

As well as this, you also want to check if your mobile plan includes international minutes when calling the UK. Lucky for you – our great range of SIM-only mobile plans include unlimited international calls to the USA.

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