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How to dial long-distance calls from Korea.... help!
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IconsFanatic



Joined: 19 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 5:36 pm    Post subject: How to dial long-distance calls from Korea.... help! Reply with quote

Trying to call an old friend in Australia from here in Busan... what exactly do I dial?

The int'l calling code for Oz is 62... so if the number is +62 (0)3 8888-8888, what do I dial? 011-62-3-8888-8888? I get a ring-tone before I even enter the last number, so something fishy is happening.

I also tried just calling 62...... but that doesn't work either.

Help!!!!!!!
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Blue Flower



Joined: 23 Feb 2003
Location: The realisation that I only have to endure two more weeks in this filthy, perverted, nasty place!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Umm, i had a huge panic attack the day i arrived here. I was finally alone in my apartment, and i tried to call my parents, and i couldn't get the phone to work. Jesus, it was awful. But, according to the lonely planet, you have to ring a phone company number to dial outside Korea, or something like that. To dial your number would be:
001 (KR Telecom number - there are 2 other phone company's as well) 62 3 8888 8888

SO to ring home in NZ which would normally be: 0064 (nz country code) 7 (area code) 573 6978 (home number), IN KOREA you dial: 001 ( kr telecom) the country code minus the zeroes, and then the rest of the number. Give that a try. I hope i made sense. Confused
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kimcheeking
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

international dialing prefixes

001
002
both of these will get you out of the country, 002 is cheaper.
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Captain Obvious 2.0



Joined: 09 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

00755

Cheaper than 001 and 002 put together!

DIAL DOWN THE MIDDLE! With a slight detour to the seven....
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kimcheeking
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or even better head to Itaewon and buy a phone card. 14,000 won gets you over 2 hours.
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The Lemon



Joined: 11 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or even even better: PC-to-Phone services like www.dialpad.com and www.iconnecthere.com. For those of us with high speed Internet, this is the way to go.

The sound quality's as good as if I call with a regular phone, and I only pay 4 cents a minute or something like that. I charge my account on-line in $10US increments with a credit card, and that lasts me for several months. Different countries have different rates, but most Western countries are pretty cheap.
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Crazy Oz



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
Location: Ilsan, Korea

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try dialling 00700 or 00300 before the country code etc. You need to get an overseas carrier before you can get connected. There are a number of international carriers, but I have found these reasonably cheap and reliable. The internet phone is great too. I was using the Telstra service (until they ended the trial) because it was based in Oz, and there rates were even lower than everyone else. Also check that you have the updated Australian phone number. A couple of years ago they merged area codes and local codes to create more numbers and simpler system management.



Still crazy, still here (but going home soon)
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waterbaby



Joined: 01 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the country code for australia was 61 ...
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Crazy Oz



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
Location: Ilsan, Korea

PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The code for Oz is 61 for sure. If you have been trying to dial 62 then your problems are only compounded.
Good call, missed it, and I used to live there.
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mike



Joined: 10 Mar 2003
Location: Jeonju

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 1:51 am    Post subject: .. Reply with quote

was using 00345 - 400 or so won to canada and england..

bought a phone card, and now it's cheaper to call canada than locally.

MiT
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IconsFanatic



Joined: 19 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which phone card would that be, then?
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kimcheeking
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

American Access
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mike



Joined: 10 Mar 2003
Location: Jeonju

PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 8:01 pm    Post subject: .. Reply with quote

spot - 100 mins to canada and england x2 on a land line.

13,000 Won.

MiT
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Whiskeyjack



Joined: 31 Oct 2007

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm bumping this because I'm wondering if people have any new advice. Smile Are these numbers still current? Any idea what the going rate is these days?
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sugarkane59



Joined: 10 Jun 2009
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

use Skype.
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