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Call Vancouver from the United States
To make an international call to Vancouver, BC from the United States, please follow the dialing steps shown below.
Because Canada and the US both use the same telephone numbering system, dialing a number in Canada is the same as dialing another number in the US. The per minute rates may vary, but the dialing procedure is the same. This applies whether you are calling Vancouver from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, or any other US location.
When dialing Vancouver from the USA, it makes no difference whether you are calling from a US landline or mobile phone - the dialing procedure is the same (although your rates may vary).
As well, when dialing to Canada, it also doesn't matter if you are calling to a Vancouver landline phone or a Vancouver mobile phone - both types of numbers have the same format and the dialing procedure is the same. Again, rates may vary depending on your plan.
If you are using a calling card, prepaid plan, and other types of services, additional or different dialing steps may be required. As well, extra charges may apply beyond per minute rates, especially when calling to mobile phones in Canada. Please check with your provider for details.
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Phone Number Formats to Call Vancouver from the USA
From the US, dialing a number in Canada is the same as dialing another number in the US. This is because Canada and the United States both use the same telephone numbering system called the North American Numbering Plan.
Increasingly in Canada, the same region may have multiple area codes. Local subscriber numbers are unique within an area code. Please check here for more information on Vancouver area codes.
Like US numbers, Canada phone numbers may be written to include a leading ' 1 '. This ' 1 ' can serve as either the Canada country code for inbound international calls or as a national direct code for national long distance dialing in Canada.
If the Vancouver phone number you have does not contain the full 10-digit phone number, then you'll need to double check to find the correct number.
To make an international phone call to Vancouver from the US, you need to dial a phone number formatted as follows:
Call Vancouver Landline Phone from the USA
Call Vancouver Mobile Phone from the USA
Click here for more on Vancouver landline vs. mobile phone numbers.
Dialing Steps to Call Vancouver from the USA
To call a Vancouver landline or mobile phone number from the United States, follow this simple dialing procedure.
1. Dial Canada country code: + 1
If your Vancouver destination phone number starts with a ' 1 ' - e.g., 1 604 454 8180, then this serves as the country code.
2. Dial a 10-digit Vancouver phone number
To reach a Vancouver landline number or a Vancouver mobile phone, dial a 10-digit number as follows:
a. Dial a 3-digit Vancouver area code: aaa
b. Dial a 7-digit local subscriber number: nnn nnnn
Some common Vancouver area codes are: 604 , 778 , and 250 . List of Vancouver area codes
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