Learn more about network, phone compatibility and international calls in the UK
Phone numbers in the UK are usually 10 digits including the area code.
If you wish to place an international call, you can dial directly using the access code of 00, then the country code plus the phone number. The international country code for the UK is 44. When calling to Scotland or Northern England from abroad, skip the 0 that is listed in front of the telephone number, which is only used locally.
USING YOUR OWN CELLPHONE
You may wish to buy a pre-paid SIM card to avoid costly international roaming charges. These are available in many convenience stores in Scotland and Northern England. Please note that your phone must be unlocked and compatible with the GSM 900/1800 MHz frequency. Most European phones work on the GSM network, but some North American phones use a different standard. You will also want to make sure your phone is not locked to your home network.