How To Call the United States

November 2017

A United States phone number consists of 10 numbers: a three-digit area code, followed by a three-digit exchange code, and a four-digit subscriber number. Depending on from where in the world you call, the number of digits needed to connect with someone can vary — callers within the same area code need only dial the latter 7 numbers, while a caller from across the world would need an exit code, United States country code, as well as the 10-digit phone number.

This article will attempt to simplify how to dial to an American phone number from any part of the world, whether it be Australia, the UK, India, or Belgium. It will also cover the country codes and area codes that you will need.

N.B. These tips should work even when calling from or trying to access a mobile number.


USA International Calling Code

The international country code for the United States is +1 (001). This country code is needed each time a caller from outside the United States attempts to connect with someone who has a US number.

USA Area Codes

An area code is 3-number prefix that indicates from which area of the United States a caller is communicating. The number of area codes designated to a state is dependent on the size and distribution of its residents. For example, lower-population states such as Idaho have fewer area codes, while more densely populated states such as New York have many more area codes.

Here is a list of the area codes by individual state:


State Area Codes
Alabama205, 251, 256, 334
Alaska907
Arizona480, 520, 602, 623, 928
Arkansas479, 501, 870
California209, 213, 310, 323, 408, 415, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 650, 661, 707, 714, 760, 805, 818, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 949, 951
Colorado303, 719, 970
Connecticut203, 860
Delaware302
Florida239, 305, 321, 352, 386, 407, 561, 727, 772, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941, 954
Georgia229, 404, 478, 706, 770, 912
Hawaii808
Idaho208
Illinois217, 309, 312, 618, 630, 708, 773, 815, 847
Indiana219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812
Iowa319, 515, 563, 641, 712
Kansas316, 620, 785, 913
Kentucky270, 502, 606, 859
Louisiana225, 318, 337, 504, 985
Maine207
Maryland301, 410
Massachusetts413, 508, 617, 781, 978
Michigan231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 989
Minnesota218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952
Mississippi228, 601, 662
Missouri314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816
Montana406
Nebraska308, 402
Nevada702, 775
New Hampshire603
New Jersey201, 609, 732, 856, 908, 973
New Mexico505, 575
New York212, 315, 516, 518, 585, 607, 631, 716, 718, 845, 914
North Carolina252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919
North Dakota701
Ohio216, 330, 419, 440, 513, 614, 740, 937
Oklahoma405, 580, 918
Oregon503, 541
Pennsylvania215, 412, 570, 610, 717, 724, 814
Rhode Island401
South Carolina803, 843, 864
South Dakota605
Tennessee423, 615, 731, 865, 901, 931
Texas210, 214, 254, 281, 325, 361, 409, 432, 512, 713, 806, 817, 830, 903, 915, 936, 940, 956, 972, 979
Utah435, 801
Vermont802
Virginia276, 434, 540, 703, 757, 804
Washington206, 253, 360, 425, 509
Washington DC202
West Virginia304
Wisconsin262, 414, 608, 715, 920
Wyoming307

Calling the USA

Call the USA from Canada

If you're calling a United States number from Canada, all you have to do is simply dial the country code 1, followed by the area code + 7-digit number (note that the + signs need not be dialed).

Call the USA from Abroad

If you're calling a United States phone number from other parts of the world, you must dial your country's exit code before the applicable country code and phone number.

For example, a caller from the United Kingdom attempting to reach a contact in the United States would have to dial 00 1 ### ### ####.

Calling Abroad from the USA

If you are located within the United States and are trying to call someone located outside the US, dial 011 (this is the international access code), followed by the applicable country code and 7 or 8-digit phone number. If a phone number begins with the number 0, the 0 should not be dialed.

For example, a caller in the United States trying to reach a phone number in France should dial 011 33 # ## ## ## ##.
Published by ChristinaCCM. Latest update on August 15, 2017 at 11:58 AM by MaximCCM.
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