How to Dial Toll-Free Numbers from Abroad

accessing toll free numbers abroadToll free numbers as we use them in the US are accessible from anywhere that you don’t have to dial a country code to reach the US, specifically from the US and Canada and a few territories (the North American Numbering Plan Administration (NANPA). But how do you reach our toll free numbers from the rest of the world?

A recent article by Krista Giannak on Suite 101 outlined several ways to access North American toll free numbers. You can use voip services such as, or or use a Calling Card to reach them.

1. Dial the closest PSTN number. This will either be a local or a long distance call, but there is no additional charge.

2. If calling a toll-free number in the United States, dial the number after the prompt, including the 1.

3. When calling toll-free or freephone numbers in other countries, dial either 011 or *013, then the country code (i.e. 44 for the United Kingdom or 61 for Australia), and then the number. There will often be a 0 or a 1 in front of these toll-free numbers, which usually must be omitted.

4. After a pause, the system will connect the call. If you made an error, or if the network is busy, you will hear a busy signal and have to redial.


1. Dial the access number closest to your location. This will be either a local or a long distance call, but there is no additional charge for dialing the access number.

2. Dial 00, then the country code, and then the number, followed by the pound key (also called the number sign or the hash button). If calling a destination marked as “free”, your call will connect.

skype 800 service

1. Install the Skype software and create an account.

2. To dial a toll-free number, type it in international format, i.e. +44 800 100 100 or +1 800 555 8355 with the country code as the first part of the phone number after the plus sign.

Calling Cards

1. Dial the closest toll-free access number.

2. Dial your pin number, or register your phone number with the Web site to provide pin-free access.

3. If calling the United States, dial 1, plus the ten-digit telephone number, followed by the pound or number sign.

4. If calling another country, dial 011, plus the country code, plus the telephone number, followed by the pound or number sign.

    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
    Loading ... Loading ...


    Joseph Horton (3 comments.) says:
    November 10, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    international callback works to reach US toll free numbers. This was a selling point back in the 90s when callback was our lead international service.

      GABY says:
      January 4, 2012 at 1:43 pm

      Thank you sooo much!!!

        RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

        Leave a comment

        Random Testimonials

        Testimonial 250 out of 1983

        Nice site! Good service! Thanks!


        Testimonial 1039 out of 1983

        Thank You..thank you.....thank you. I requested four numbers that day three through you guys and one via ATT. Two numbers given by you were up and running in 30 seconds and AT&T has taken over seven days and still counting. What a magic in service.

        Paul S Dhillon
        Wealth Key
        Oakland, MI

        Testimonial 1625 out of 1983

        We found it remarkable how fast they were able to satisfy our request. One phone call to the owner and all questions and concerns were answered. In addition we were supplied with several new marketing ideas we hadn’t considered, which aided in the overall selection of a 800 number.

        A Sturgies
        CEO Rapid Response Optimum

        Testimonial 1258 out of 1983

        Thank you so much! I was very surprised about how fast and efficient is your company and your services. Congratulations!!!!

        Thanks a lot!

        Ricardo Quintero
        Ubicatlanta, LLC

        Testimonial 296 out of 1983

        Bill's 800 WATCH program made it so easy to pick a number we like. I'd spent DAYS looking for a number before Bill sent his 800 WATCH list, and then it was just a matter of picking a name off the list. SO EASY! Thank you Bill!

        Judi Larkin

        Testimonial 726 out of 1983

        I am a repeat customer and once again your site and service has been exceptional. I would recommend your service to anyone. I was able to get (888)adam-castro. THANKS !!!

        Adam Castro
        (888) adam-castro

        Testimonial 1020 out of 1983

        Your customer service far exceeded my expectations. When I tried to order a number that was already taken, you not only notified me of my mistake, but you were able to figure out the number I meant to order and in fact hold it for me!

        Thanks so much for you help!
        The Baker Twins

        Testimonial 1448 out of 1983

        888-BAIL-YOU-OUTBill your website and service is the easiest and most efficient site I have ever used for my business. Kudos to you and your staff.

        Thank you,
        Vincent Ebarb

        Testimonial 1849 out of 1983

        I have nothing but positive things to say about Bill Quimby and his company!!! After dealing with other companies and wanting to rip my hair out, I luckily came across

        Bill was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and polite. It was a pleasant experience to say the least. I have since referred my other friends to him after easily setting up my own Toll Free Number!

        Kangen water comes from Japanese water technology
        Thanks again Bill!

        Mike Stevens
        Kangen Health Corporation
        1-888-WHYKANGEN (949-5264)

        Testimonial 811 out of 1983

        Very helpful and informative site. I was able to use the lookup to get ideas and narrow my choices. Then, activation was truly intantaneous. Very impressed so far.

        Aaron, President

        UGG Online Cheap jimmy choo Canada Goose Gloves Moncler Vests Outlet Moncler Jackets Outlet Moncler Coats Outlet Moncler Men Jackets Outlet Christian Louboutin Pumps Jimmy Choo Shoes Christian Louboutin Pumps sale