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Help with dialing a phone number in Prague

Hello Everyone! I have been trying to text someone in Prague and am not having any luck. The number I was given is +420730923469. I dial 011+420730923469 but I do not hear back from them. I let my contact in Prague know (via email) that I am having trouble reaching her friend. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for your help.

Posted by
24415 posts

don't dial both the plus key (+) and the 011, they both mean the same thing.

Try dropping the first zero after the country code ... 01142730923469.

One or both of those may help.

Posted by
40 posts

I forgot to say that my host in Prague said the "+" was very important.

Posted by
544 posts

On your phone you send the text to +42... You use the + instead of typing in 011. 011 is the traditional international access code for N. American phones where is in many other countries 00 was used instead. On cell phones "+" replaced both 011 and 00 to make it universal.

Posted by
40 posts

I tried "+420730923469" about 1/2 an hr. ago and that doesn't seem to be working. I am now going to try your advice about dropping the first 0. If that doesn't do it, then I'll call T-Mobile. Will get back to you with the outcome and thank you for your help! I really appreciate it.

Posted by
15683 posts

Try a voice call. If it rings, you can hang up as you know you are getting through with the right precode.
Edit, and yes, the "0" after the country code is probably screwing you up.

Posted by
2483 posts

just checking my phone and the number I use for my mate in Prague starts with +420

Posted by
40 posts

Thanks everyone! Have tried about 7 different combos and nothing is working. Have been on the phone with T-mobile and they even texted the # with no luck!. AND the host told me they have never had a problem with people reaching this person so obviously it's on my end. So T-Mobile will start a case and hopefully figure it out. Thanks everyone for your help. Am leaving tomorrow and will be in Prague Wed. am!! So excited! Can't wait.

Posted by
15683 posts

Aha, Unclegus, right you are. I show 00-420-xxx-xxx-xxx for my Czech connection when dialing from Europe.

Posted by
4637 posts

Country code for Czech Republic is 420, not 42 - that was for former Czechoslovakia. 421 is for Slovakia. You cannot drop the zero from the country code in this case unless of course there are two zeros there.