by Traverse Telecom Posted on Mon 2nd Dec 2019
Have you recently moved from South Africa to the great land of the USA and now facing issues calling your family back in South Africa? Or trying to call a company in South Africa but every time getting a response saying the number is not valid?
Sometimes international calling can be tricky because of all the local and international calling codes involved. Every country has its own country code and you need to know the country code and exit codes of countries when you are trying to make an international call.
Calling an international virtual number is easy as you can easily call an Australia virtual number from the USA without adding any country codes or anything. Virtual numbers can be dialed as it is but that is not the case with local numbers of the respective countries.
Thousands of international calls are being made every day and most of those are to companies overseas to enquire or complain about the product. People also use international calling to get in touch with their family or relatives living far off in other countries.
International calling can get quite expensive sometimes but the cost can be avoided or brought down by buying a local number of that country but since you are not physically present there you can’t buy a real local number and in these cases, virtual phone numbers come to rescue.
You can buy a VoIP Plan with a virtual number of the country that you are going to be calling (In this case South Africa) and then call at local rates.
If you are a citizen of the USA or someone living in the USA you can easily get a south Africa VoIP plan from Traverse Telecom and start calling online.
Once you buy a South Africa VoIP plan you get a South Africa virtual number from the provider that you can use to make calling over the Internet to South Africa at local and inexpensive rates.
When you dial a South Africa number from the USA you need to add USA exit code and South Africa’s country code while making the call. Today we will be discussing how you can easily call South Africa from the USA.
We already discussed how you can call India from the USA in one of our last posts and today we will be seeing how to call South Africa from the USA.
If you are trying to call a South Africa business or your family from the USA just dialing the number from your phone will not do. You need to follow few steps in order to call a South Africa number.
I am listing the template here which you can use to make a call to South Africa from the USA.
Here is the template: 011+27+xx+xxx+xxxx
To call a number in S.Africa from the USA you need to dial the exit code of USA first i.e 011 and then you dial the country code of South Africa i.e 27 followed by two-digit area code of the city you are calling to and then followed by seven-digit phone number.
011 is the exit code of the USA and whenever you dial any international number from the USA (not just South Africa number) you need to dial the exit code of the USA first.
We are listing area codes of some of the cities of South Africa so that you can call them without having to search for their area code.
Communication between South Africa and the USA can be simplified using VoIP services and toll free numbers. If you are a company in the US targeting South African customers you can buy a South Africa toll free number for your business so that people from South Africa can reach your business free of cost.
You can do the same if you are a business in South Africa. You can buy a USA toll free number for your business so that your customers from the USA can call your company without getting charged.
We are also sharing a guide below on how you can call South Africa from different countries worldwide.
To call South Africa from any overseas country you can follow the exact template given above and tweak it a little to get the desired result.
You just need to change the exit code of the US to the country from where you will be calling. So, if you are going to be calling from China to South Africa you need to add China’s exit code in there.
Example: Your country exit code+ South Africa country code (27)+ Area code+ Seven digit phone number
China’s exit code (00)+ South Africa country code (27)+ Area code+ Seven digit phone number
India’s exit code (00)+ South Africa country code (27)+ Area code+ Seven digit phone number
Canada’s exit code (011)+ South Africa country code (27)+ Area code+ Seven digit phone number
Nigeria’s exit code (009)+ South Africa country code (27)+ Area code+ Seven digit phone number
Dial Singapore’s exit code (001, 008)+ South Africa country code (27)+ Area code+ Seven digit phone number
So using these tricks you can call South Africa from the United States as well as any other country. If you still have some questions regarding this topic feel free to contact us on our email.
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