How to Make International Calls from New Zealand

Make International Calls from New Zealand

Getting in touch with friends and family should be simple and cost effective, no matter where you’re located. Read on for a specific how-to guide that will teach you how to make international calls from New Zealand.

 

With a whopping -16 hours between Auckland, New Zealand and New York City, and an even bigger -19(!) hours between Auckland and Los Angeles, there is no doubt that making a call to your loved ones far (far) away is no simple task. Whether you’re calling the UK (+11 hours between Auckland and London), or the nearer Australia, in order to make your international call there are quite a few things you’ll need to keep in mind.

From area codes to mobile codes and country codes, and not to mention the time differences and calling rates, there’s a bit of information you should be aware of before making your international call. Keep on reading to learn precisely how to make international calls from New Zealand.

 

Take Time Differences Into Account

There are two time zones in New Zealand but time zones elsewhere are what you should be looking into before making your call. After all, if you’re planning on calling the US after 5PM Auckland time, your sleeping friends and family may come to wish you never call them again. In order to make a proper phone or video call while your family is still awake, check out the World Time Zone site that will help you figure out exactly when is the ideal time to make your international call.

 

How to Call the US from New Zealand

In order to make international calls from New Zealand to the US, be it the east or west coast, make sure you’re aware of the 7 time zones in the US, and follow these simple guidelines:

Dial 001 + Area Code + Land Phone Number

00 – Exit code when making an international call from New Zealand

1 – U.S. country code for inbound calls.

Area Code – For the area code, you’ll have to choose the specific U.S. area code that you need according to the state you’re calling.

Or 

00 + 1 + 10 + Digit Mobile Number

Remember to remove the first number following the 1.

 

How to Call the UK from New Zealand

When calling from New Zealand to the UK including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man, do as follows:

Dial 00 44 + City Code + UK number without its leading zero

00 – Exit code when making an international call from New Zealand

44 – Country Code for UK

City Calling Codes (20 for London for example) – there are several city calling codes in the UK. Make sure to dial the correct one.

Phone number – can’t begin with a zero

Sample call from New Zealand to London (city code is 20) – 011 44 20 ???? ????

Or

00 + 44 + Mobile Code + Digit Mobile Number without its leading zero

00 – Exit code when making an international call from New Zealand

44 – Country Code for UK

Mobile Code There are several Mobile Codes: 74, 75, 7624, 77, 78, 79.

Phone number – can’t begin with a zero

Sample call from New Zealand to a UK cell phone – 011 44 7??? ??? ???

 

How to Call Australia from New Zealand

There are quite a few time zones in Australia, which is something you need to take into consideration when you’re making international calls from New Zealand. In order to make an international call from New Zealand to Australia, follow these instructions:

Dial 00 61 + Area Code + Australia number without its leading zero

For New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory the area code is 02 (Sydney for example). For Victoria and Tasmania the area code is 03, for Queensland the area code is 07 and for Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory (including Perth, Adelaide and Darwin) the area code is 08. Make sure to strike the 0 from your area code.

Or

00 + 61 + 4 + Digit Mobile Number without its leading zero

 

Make International Calls at a Low Viber Out Rate

You can always use Viber in order to make free calls to other Viber numbers. If you already happen to be a Viber user simply call or video call your other Viber friends, no matter their location, or download Viber to enjoy free conversations and chats with loved ones abroad.

If, however, your family member, friend or colleague doesn’t have a Viber account, internet access or even a smartphone, you can still make the call for a low rate through Viber Out.

There are several Viber Out plans to choose from with rates for an international call from New Zealand* to the US from 1.9¢ per minute for landline and mobile. Rates for calling the UK are 5.9¢ per minute for mobile and 1.9¢ per minute for landline. Making an international call from New Zealand to Australia will cost you 9.9¢ per minute for a mobile call, and 2.1¢ per min for a landline.

You can choose between several calling plans, including a credit plan, which will give you credit to call any number in the world at Viber’s low rates. The 30 day calling plan will enable you to call the international location of your choice for a period of 30 days, and the monthly subscription plan will give you the flexibility to make international calls from New Zealand to landlines and mobiles at a low rate without you having to renew your plan at any time.

Choose the plan that will suit you best, and dial away! And remember, Viber to Viber calls are always free and easy! Download here

 

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*Rates are subject to change

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