US country code: for WhatsApp, from UK, from India, Mexico

US country code: for WhatsApp, from UK, from India, Mexico

Here's how to call someone in the USA.

This article will attempt to simplify how to dial an American phone number from any part of the world, whether it be Australia, the UK, India, or Belgium. It will also cover the country codes and area codes that you will need.

N.B. These tips should work even when calling from or trying to access a mobile number.

What is the US country code number?

The international country code for the United States is +1 (001). This country code is needed each time a caller from outside the United States attempts to connect with someone who has a US number.

What is the US country phone number format?

When calling from abroad, most callers have to follow a specific format, which looks like this: exit code + country code + area code + phone number. In this article, we show you exact examples so you can call the USA when needed.

How to call someone in the USA on WhatsApp?

  • Remove all the leading 0s from the phone number.
  • Start with the sign +.
  • Add 1, so the number looks like +1 XXXXXX, where XXXXXX is the phone number you want to call.
  • After the 1, add the area code - you will find the full list below.
  • For example, if you call someone in Maine, the number should look like +1 207 XXXXXXX.

USA Area Codes

An area code is 3-number prefix that indicates from which area of the United States a caller is communicating. The number of area codes designated to a state is dependent on the size and distribution of its residents. For example, lower-population states such as Idaho have fewer area codes, while more densely populated states such as New York have many more area codes.

Here is a list of the area codes by individual state:

State Area Codes
Alabama 205, 251, 256, 334
Alaska 907
Arizona 480, 520, 602, 623, 928
Arkansas 479, 501, 870
California 209, 213, 310, 323, 408, 415, 510, 530, 559, 562, 619, 626, 650, 661, 707, 714, 760, 805, 818, 831, 858, 909, 916, 925, 949, 951
Colorado 303, 719, 970
Connecticut 203, 860
Delaware 302
Florida 239, 305, 321, 352, 386, 407, 561, 727, 772, 813, 850, 863, 904, 941, 954
Georgia 229, 404, 478, 706, 770, 912
Hawaii 808
Idaho 208
Illinois 217, 309, 312, 618, 630, 708, 773, 815, 847
Indiana 219, 260, 317, 574, 765, 812
Iowa 319, 515, 563, 641, 712
Kansas 316, 620, 785, 913
Kentucky 270, 502, 606, 859
Louisiana 225, 318, 337, 504, 985
Maine 207
Maryland 301, 410
Massachusetts 413, 508, 617, 781, 978
Michigan 231, 248, 269, 313, 517, 586, 616, 734, 810, 906, 989
Minnesota 218, 320, 507, 612, 651, 763, 952
Mississippi 228, 601, 662
Missouri 314, 417, 573, 636, 660, 816
Montana 406
Nebraska 308, 402
Nevada 702, 775
New Hampshire 603
New Jersey 201, 609, 732, 856, 908, 973
New Mexico 505, 575
New York 212, 315, 516, 518, 585, 607, 631, 716, 718, 845, 914
North Carolina 252, 336, 704, 828, 910, 919
North Dakota 701
Ohio 216, 330, 419, 440, 513, 614, 740, 937
Oklahoma 405, 580, 918
Oregon 503, 541
Pennsylvania 215, 412, 570, 610, 717, 724, 814
Rhode Island 401
South Carolina 803, 843, 864
South Dakota 605
Tennessee 423, 615, 731, 865, 901, 931
Texas 210, 214, 254, 281, 325, 361, 409, 432, 512, 713, 806, 817, 830, 903, 915, 936, 940, 956, 972, 979
Utah 435, 801
Vermont 802
Virginia 276, 434, 540, 703, 757, 804
Washington 206, 253, 360, 425, 509
Washington DC 202
West Virginia 304
Wisconsin 262, 414, 608, 715, 920
Wyoming 307

How to call the USA from the UK?

If you're calling a United States phone number from other parts of the world, you must dial your country's exit code before the applicable country code, area code, and phone number.

For example, a caller from the United Kingdom attempting to reach a contact in the United States would have to dial 00 1 207 ### ### ####00 is UK's exit code, while 1 is USA's country code, and 207 is the area code for Maine. Here, Maine is just an example and you will have to replace it with the appropriate code. You can find the full list of area codes in the previous section.

How to call the USA from India?

To call the USA from India:

  • Delete all the unnecessary leading 0s.
  • Start the number with 00 (exit code for India).
  • Follow with 1 (US country code).
  • Add the US area code (check the list in the How to call someone in the USA on WhatsApp section).
  • Add the phone number.
  • Example: 00 1 207 XXXXXX, where XXXXXX stands for the phone number.

How to call the USA from Mexico?

Calling the USA from Mexico follows the same rules as for other countries:

  • Type 00 (Mexico exit code).
  • Then type (USA country code).
  • Then enter the area code (see list above).
  • Complete with the phone number.
  • Example: for a number located in Maine, enter 00 1 207 XXXXXX

How to call the USA from Australia?

To call someone in the USA from Australia, enter the following: 0011 + 1 + area code + telephone number. For the full list of area codes, check the How to call someone in the USA on WhatsApp section of the present article.

How to call the USA from Canada?

If you're calling a United States number from Canada, all you have to do is simply dial the country code 1, followed by the area code + 7-digit number (note that the + signs need not be dialed).

How to call abroad from the USA?

If you are located within the United States and are trying to call someone located outside the US, dial 011 (this is the international access code), followed by the applicable country code and 7 or 8-digit phone number. If a phone number begins with the number 0, the 0 should not be dialed.

For example, a caller in the United States trying to reach a phone number in France should dial 011 33 # ## ## ## ##.

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