How to call USA from Australia

USA country codes

To get started calling the United States from Australia, you need the USA country code. A country code is part of the prefix for calling a particular number. This prefix is simply the set of numbers that come before the area code of a telephone number.

The country code for the USA is quite simply, 1. This is the first number you will enter.

+1 123-456-7901

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The USA’s telephone numbers comprise 10 numbers. Unlike in Australia, where all mobile numbers begin with ‘04’, the US does not differentiate US mobile numbers from landlines. They are both in the same format:

Three-digit area code

123

Seven-digit local phone number

1234567

USA area codes

You’ll need the American area code to call from Australia to the USA.

The area code is the first three digits in the 10-digit American phone number as mentioned above. (The remaining seven digits constitute the local phone number.) The US is divided into hundreds of regions, each having their own area code. Some states have just one or two area codes, whereas bigger regions can have dozens! View a complete list of American area codes by state.

LocationCountry CodeLandline Area CodeLandline Number
Hawaii18081234567
Alaska19071234567
Maine12071234567

How to call USA mobile number from Australia

With all those digits, calling the USA may seem daunting, but now that you know the US country code, it’s actually quite simple.

Say you want to call your friend Bob in the US, and Bob’s mobile number is 555-867-5309. You can call the United States from Australia with one of our Lebara prepaid plans in three easy steps:

1

Australian Exit Code

Enter the Australian exit code (also known as the Australia dial out code). The Australian exit code is ‘+’ on your mobile. To dial + on your phone, simply press and hold the ‘0’ on your keypad. From a landline, the Australian exit code is 0011.

2

USA Country Code

Enter the US country code (also known as the international dialling code), which is 1.

3

USA Area Code

Enter the phone number you want to dial, including the area code.

So, to call Bob, you would dial:

From Mobile

+1 555 867 5309

From Landline

0011 1 555 867 5309

How to call USA landline number from Australia

Calling a USA landline from Australia is no different from calling a USA mobile. So again, to call your friend Bob, whose landline number is 555-867-5309, you would:

1

Australian Exit Code

Enter the Australian exit code – ‘+’ on your mobile or ‘0011’ from a landline.

2

USA Country Code

Enter ‘1’ for the US country code, or USA landline code.

3

USA Area Code

Enter the area code and local phone number.

So, to call Bob, you would dial:

From Mobile

+1 555 867 5309

From Landline

0011 1 555 867 5309

How to call 1800 number from Australia to USA

1800 numbers are special toll-free telephone numbers for the country in which they are set up. So, calls to American 1800 numbers are free only for callers within the US.

You can often still call an American 1800 number from Australia – most likely, however, it just won’t be free. Instead, you can expect to pay standard international call rates.

To call an American 1800 number from Australia:

1

Australian Exit Code

Enter the Australian exit code – ‘+’ on your mobile or ‘0011’ from a landline.

2

Dial the 1800 number

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Best time to call USA

It’s a good idea to know the time difference between the United States and Australia to avoid making untimely calls. You can use a time zone converter or simply Google ‘local time’ and the city or state you wish to call. Wherever you are in Australia, you can call the US from the following time zones:

Best Time To Call USA States from Australia

USA stateBest Time To CallTime ZoneAustralian States
California9:00am – 3:00pmAEST
Texas9:00am – 1:00pmAEST
New York9:00am – 12:00pmAESTQLD, NSW (excluding Broken Hill), VIC, TAS, ACT
Hawaii9:00am – 5:00pmAEST
Florida9:00am – 12:00pmAEST

Best Time To Call USA States from Australia (Daylight Savings Time)

USA stateBest Time To CallTime ZoneAustralian States
California9:00am – 4:00pmAEDT
Texas9:00am – 2:00pmAEDT
New York9:00am – 1:00pmAEDTNSW (excluding Broken Hill), VIC, TAS, ACT
Hawaii9:00am – 6:00pmAEDT
Florida9:00am – 1:00pmAEDT

Network coverage

Network coverage is readily available across the USA.

4G coverage

4G connection is readily available across the US, but quality highly depends on the mobile operator.

International Roaming

You can count on Lebara to keep you connected even when you’re not on your home soil.

We know how difficult it can be to be far away from home and loved ones for a long time. It’s important to find ways to bridge the distance and stay in touch. But we also know that making lots of calls and sending lots of texts overseas can quickly become expensive.

But with Lebara Mobile, you can stay connected with your family and friends in more than 50 countries around the world with our affordable international roaming services.

For our customers on the go, we offer our two-day expiry Economy Roaming plan. For $15, you can take advantage of 500MB of data, 15 minutes of standard talk, and 50 SMS/MMS.

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With our international roaming plans, we have an option to suit every individual’s needs and budget. With Lebara, calling home has never been so easy or stress-free.

Top mobile SIM networks in US

The top mobile SIM networks in the US are:

Top apps used to communicate

The top apps used to communicate in the United States are:

 

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WhatsApp

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Facebook Messenger

 

Emergency phone numbers

 
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The most important emergency number to take note of when visiting the US is:

911 – emergency services.

 

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