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Anyone have experience texting French phone numbers?

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Anyone have experience texting French phone numbers?

I am leaving for Paris tomorrow! (eek!) I am staying with my aunt and we are trying to text to make sure it will work when I arrive. I added the US code of 011 and country code 33, then the Paris code of 1, then her phone number. This is what Tmobile told me when I called to check. Anyone have any tips or something I am doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Anyone have experience texting French phone numbers?

Assuming your aunt has a French cell phone number and yours is a U.S. one, you'd text +33 6 XX XX XX XX

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2. Re: Anyone have experience texting French phone numbers?

It is +336 or +337 for more recently assigned numbers.

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3. Re: Anyone have experience texting French phone numbers?

The number will not register without the plus sign in front of the 33 as StCirq has written it out above. This is a common mistake but makes a difference.

Not sure why you would need the US code while you are actually in the US. You would surely only need this code if ringing/texting home from France?

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4. Re: Anyone have experience texting French phone numbers?

I am not sure what you are trying to do. When calling France from the USA, dial 011 33 6 XX XX XX XX. The leading 0 commonly dialed before the 6 (or 7) is dropped for international dialing.

When calling the USA from France, dial 001 (area code) (7 digit local exchange)

If you save your telephone numbers with the + sign, it wouldn´t make any difference from where the number is dialed, the call is always dialed correctly:

French numbers are saved as +33 6 XX XX XX XX

US numbers are saved as +1 (area code) (7 digit local exchange)

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5. Re: Anyone have experience texting French phone numbers?

I was wondering if there were more recent cell phone nos. with a 7. I don't know anyone with one of those yet. Thanks.

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6. Re: Anyone have experience texting French phone numbers?

I do have a cell number starting with 07, and the line was open in late 2012, so there should be quite a few of them already.

I always use the "+" in place of whatever international or national / area code there is (including in front of French numbers): the phone and network can interpret it appropriately depending on any conditions (calling from country A to country B with a SIM card of country C, or whatever combination)

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7. Re: Anyone have experience texting French phone numbers?

Thank you all for the responses! She is receiving my text messages and I was able to call her, but I am not receiving her replies. Im not sure why- but thank you again! :)

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8. Re: Anyone have experience texting French phone numbers?

Our most recent Lebara SIMs are 07...

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9. Re: Anyone have experience texting French phone numbers?

Orange usually has numbers beginning with 06 for its mobiles. Other carriers may use 07. And 01 is for land lines in Paris.

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10. Re: Anyone have experience texting French phone numbers?

Is she using + before the number too? It works both ways around the world.