International Numbers: What Are They and How Do They Work?

Smith, Emma

Publish: Friday, Nov 08
Category: Blog | Channels
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If you are an entrepreneur and like to be at the forefront, this information is especially for you. You know that technological innovation is gaining more ground in communications. Or rather, the cloud is encompassing more aspects of our daily lives, such as communications. They will continue to evolve because these advances continue to emerge. One of the key advances today is the use of international numbers.

This virtual communication system, strategically available in more than 100 countries, strengthens the bonds between business customers. By using an intelligent virtual PBX phone system (otherwise known as your company’s new best friend), you can open your virtual office in one or several countries without the need of a physical location. Not only is it simple to use, it is also considered one of the cheapest means of commercial expansion through the use of international numbers.


What are VoIP International Numbers?


The international numbers option allows your business to give a multinational image, regardless of where you are located geographically.


With international numbers, client will be able to call a phone number that is from their home country. This eases the minds of customers because they know they won’t have to pay for outrageous fees for calling a foreign number. Businesses who use international numbers can now receive calls from anywhere.


Businesses can choose international VoIP numbers that allow you to call abroad at very low costs with a minimum monthly charge. In turn, they will receive calls from any available countries. Now you can expand your commercial horizons from different countries all over the world.


What are country codes?


They are a standard set of numbers that are used to identify each country or region, which are meant to be dialed before dialing the rest of the phone number.


The prefix set of numbers used for international calls are called country codes, international direct dialing (IDD) codes, or international subscriber dialing (ISD) codes. They are used to tell callers which country the call is being made from. The next three numbers in a phone number is the area code, or the local code for the city or area of town that you live in.


For example, if you are calling from Spain to the United States, you would dial the following:

00+1+212+phone number

IDD Code + US Country Code + Area Code + Phone Number


However, if it’s the opposite, you must dial the ISD code 011 before the country code which is 34.

Therefore, you would enter the following:

011+34+93+telephone number.




Here is a list with the international prefixes of some countries:


Germany +49

Netherlands Antilles +599

Austria +43

Argentina +54

Belgium +32

Brazil +55

Chile +56

China +86

Colombia +57

Costa Rica +506

Croatia +385

Egypt +20

Spain +34

France +33

Greece +30

Italy +39

Jamaica +1 876

Japan +81

Mexico +52

Monaco +377

Nigeria +234

Norway +47

Panama +507

Portugal +351

Democratic Republic of Congo +243

Russia +7

Turkey +90

Venezuela +58


How do international VoIP numbers work?

This practical, versatile and innovative system of international VoIP numbers works over the internet. Instead of being associated to a physical address, it is linked to an IP address. This occurs through a VoIP phone line, with a valid virtual phone number. You no longer have to go through the cumbersome process of applying for real or conventional services that ask for many documents or seperate purchases for physical devices.

Virtues of possessing international numbers

  • Increases the productivity of your company.
  • Extend the image of your business to a multinational environment.
  • Internationalization of your business at low cost.
  • Positive sales, at another level.
  • Customer confidence in the company grows.
  • Optimise customer-company communication and vice versa.


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