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sending a text to a Swedish number

from a phone with a UK SIM

Lingonberry
post 9.Dec.2014, 12:08 PM
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Joined: 10.May.2007

Please can someone tell me if I have to put +46 in front of the swedish number and drop the leading zero in the number when I want to send a text from my UK phone.

Also if I want to send a text to one of those short numbers with 4 digits that companies use, do I put +46 in front?

Probably silly questions, so please excuse my ignorance of such matters.
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Hisingen
post 9.Dec.2014, 05:36 PM
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Joined: 5.Jul.2012

I have often wondered about the same thing - only somewhat the other way round - with a Swedish SIM to the UK. Looking forward to answers just as the OP, but only out of interest.
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badkarma
post 9.Dec.2014, 05:42 PM
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Joined: 19.Dec.2013

0768-909090
would be: 0046768909090 or +46768909090

same for uk

+44768909090 , 0044768909090
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Rick Methven
post 9.Dec.2014, 06:21 PM
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Location: Linköping
Joined: 30.Nov.2005

I put every number in my phone book in the the country code that way I never have a problem with calling from abroad, contry to popular fiction it does NOT cost you more to dial the country prefix when calling a number in the country you are calling from e.g. using +46 when calling from within Sweden.
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Hallander
post 9.Dec.2014, 06:32 PM
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Joined: 4.Mar.2009

Nothing to add in general advice. Like Rick I store nearly all my numbers with country code in front. ie +44 in front for UK, +46 in front for Sweden. Remove the zero. Also + preferable to 00 in front.

The 4 digit codes are trickier. But if provided by your phone company some can work without the country code. You might try them both ways if needing them from out of home territory.

PS Are you moving up north ? I thought you were looking to move to somewhere in the south.
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Lingonberry
post 11.Dec.2014, 09:37 AM
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Joined: 10.May.2007

Many thanks for the advice with the country codes. Yes, I have moved up north - when my son decided not to live in Copenhagen after all, at least not for a few years, I realised that I really wanted to be in the north of Sweden rather than the south, so I began my adventure up here last week. Lots to find out about and some problems yet to solve, but it seems a good time to come to Sweden with all the Christmas lights and wonderful things in the shops.
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Hallander
post 11.Dec.2014, 10:06 AM
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Joined: 4.Mar.2009

Thanks for the reply and good luck !
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