How to Call Canada from the USA

How to call Canada from the USA

With over 600 thousand Americans living in Canada, there’s a big chance there’s someone there you’d like to stay in touch with. Since calling Canada from the USA can get pricey with other providers offering rates averaging $0.49 per minute, you should really do your homework before you start dialing your loved ones. Read on to learn how to call Canada from the USA.

Getting Started:

With six primary time zones you want to make sure you’re calling your loved ones in Canada at the best possible time. In order to make sure you’re not waking anyone up or calling way too late, make sure you check the exact time in Canada in comparison with your exact location. Now that you’ve figured out the ideal time to call, follow these simple instructions in order to learn how to call Canada from the USA:

Dial 1 + area code + local phone number

1- is the Canada Country Code.

Area Code – a 3 digit number. Check out this map of Canadian area codes.

Phone number – a 7 digit number.

Which means your USA to Canada dialing format should look like this: 1 ??? ??? ????

If you wish to call a mobile number in Canada from the USA, follow this simple step and dial:

1 + Area Code + Local Number

Since both Canada and the United States are members of the NANP (North American Numbering Plan) when calling between these countries, “1” is used instead of the country exit code.

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