Looking to call a number in the UK?

This guide gives you all the information you need to call the UK from the US: area codes, country code, examples, and more. Follow the guide below to learn how to call to the UK from the US.

Calling the UK from the US

Consider a few things before you call the UK from the US.

Are you calling a UK cell phone or landline?

The area code of the place you’re calling in the UK

The cost of the call

Are you calling a cell phone or landline?

The area code of the place you’re calling in the UK

The cost of the call



How to call the UK from the US

Follow these steps to call the UK from the US:


Exit Code

Dial the exit code 011
This will let your carrier know you’re making an international call.

UK Country Code

Dial 44, the UK country code
This tells your carrier you’re going to call the UK.

If you’re calling a UK cell phone, dial 7 after the area code.

Enter the area code
The area codes in the UK span from 2 to 5 digits. If you come across any area code that begins with 0, you can omit the 0 while entering the phone number.

Phone number

Dial the phone number
The phone number should have 10 digits, inclusive of the area code. If it is a mobile number, it will have 9 digits (without the mobile code).

Exit Code

Dial the exit code 011
This will let your carrier know you’re going to make an international call.

UK Country Code

Dial 44, the UK country code
This tells your carrier you’re going to call the UK.

If you’re calling a UK cell phone, dial 7 after the area code.

Enter the area code
The area codes in the UK span from 2 to 5 digits. If you come across any area code that begins with 0, you can omit the 0 while entering the phone number.

Phone number

Dial the phone number
The phone number should have 10 digits, inclusive of the area code. If it is a mobile number, it will have 9 digits (without the mobile code).




How to call UK from the US

Area Codes in the United Kingdom

Here’s a table with the area codes of popular cities in the UK.


LocationArea Code
Aberdeen1224
Belfast28
Birmingham121
Blackburn1254
Blackpool1253
Bolton1204
Bournemouth1202
Brighton1273
Bristol117
LocationArea Code
Cambridge1223
Cardiff29
Colchester1206
Coventry24
Derby1332
Dundee1382
Edinburgh131
Glasgow141
Gloucester1452


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Area Codes in the United Kingdom

Here’s a table with the area codes of popular cities in the UK.


LocationArea Code
Aberdeen1224
Belfast28
Birmingham121
Blackburn1254
Blackpool1253
Bolton1204
Bournemouth1202
Brighton1273
Bristol117
Cambridge1223
Cardiff29
Colchester1206
Coventry24
Derby1332
Dundee1382
Edinburgh131
Glasgow141
Gloucester1452
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Examples


Calling a UK landline
from the US
Calling UK from the US

Here’s an example of calling Cambridge from the US. The phone number called is 011-44-1223-456-987.


1. Dial 011, the exit code.

2. Dial 44, the UK country code.

3. Dial 1223, the Cambridge area code.

4. Dial 456-987, the phone number.

Calling a UK cell phone
from the US
Call UK from the US

Here’s an example of calling a UK cell phone number from the US. The phone number called is 011-44-7-555-666-777.


1. Dial 011, the exit code.

2. Dial 44, the UK country code.

3. Dial 7, the UK mobile code.

4. Dial 555-666-777, the mobile number.

Calling a UK landline from the USLandline

Here’san example of calling Cambridge from the US. The phone number called is 011-44-1223-456-987.


1. Dial 011, the exit code.

2. Dial 44, the UK country code.

3. Dial 1223, the Cambridge area code.

4. Dial 456-987, the phone number.

Calling a UK cell phone from the USMobile phones

Here’s an example of calling a UK cell phone number from the US. The phone number called is 011-44-7-555-666-777.


1. Dial 011, the exit code.

2. Dial 44, the UK country code.

3. Dial 7, for UK mobile code.

4. Dial 555-666-777, the mobile number.


Use These Tips for a Business Call With Someone in the United Kingdom (UK)


Use words like “thank you,” “please” and “sorry” often, since this type of language is considered polite.
Avoid an emotional approach to negotiations, and instead, focus on the facts.
Before the call, provide an agenda with what you plan to discuss. Aim for the meeting to be as concise and efficient as possible.
Be an active listener. Do not interrupt someone who is speaking. Ask for clarification if you need it after the person is done speaking.
Be punctual for your business call, as structure and preparation are important to professionals in the UK.
Never lose your temper or become overly animated.
It’s customary to begin a business meeting with informal conversation about a general topic. Once business discussions begin, avoid unnecessary small talk. Do not share too many personal details.

Is calling UK from the USA expensive?

Frequent calls to the UK from your personal cell phone or a regular office landline can become expensive.

If you call the UK regularly, it makes sense to look into other options that make it possible to make frequent calls without running up a big bill.

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With 8x8, you can reduce expenses required to maintain, support and upgrade traditional on-premise solutions. Businesses of any size, configuration or geographic location can benefit from the cost, performance and operational advantages of 8x8’s cloud-based communication solutions. Calling UK from the United States is even simpler—and much less expensive—when you use 8x8.


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One platform
One platform

One solution for voice, video, meetings, content sharing and messaging on one system of engagement enables your team to collaborate from anywhere, on any device

Quality at scale
Quality at scale

Guaranteed availability and call quality around the globe

Secure
Security

The highest security standards in the industry with externally validated support for security regulations and standards including HIPAA, PCI-DSS, Privacy Shield and FISMA


8x8 can save you time and money

8x8 helps businesses of all sizes solve critical communication challenges. Some of the benefits of using 8x8 are:


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Integrate mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops into your communications strategy

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View real-time and historical data about crucial business functions for faster, better decisions

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Keep costs low and productivity high, with one easy-to-use economical system

01.

Increase customer satisfaction and loyalty

02.

Collaborate and communicate more effectively and securely

03.

Free up IT resources, with maintenance-free communications and rapid deployment

04.

Unify communications throughout the entire organization

05.

Integrate mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops into your communications strategy

06.

View real-time and historical data about crucial business functions for faster, better decisions

07.

Keep costs low and productivity high, with one easy-to-use economical system

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Call 1-866-879-8647 or fill out our online form to request a no-obligation quote from an 8x8 Product Specialist

About 8x8

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8x8's out-of-the-box cloud solutions replace traditional on-premises hardware and software-based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing communication and team collaboration tools and enterprise ready contact center solutions - in one secure, reliable unified communications platform. 8x8's innovative, enterprise-grade global network enables any business to put its real-time communications in the cloud and reap the benefits of one integrated platform for all business communications.

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