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Benefits of International Phone Numbers

You can easily expand your business beyond your home country by getting global or international phone numbers. You will stay closely connected to your clients and customers no matter where you are in the world. In this article we will look at what you need to know about international and global numbers. Discover how they work and why they’re essential for growing your business.

March 15, 2023 | 3 min read

international numbers

basics to know

Growing your business outside your home country used to be something only larger enterprises could achieve. The funds needed to set up international offices made it practically impossible for small and medium-sized companies to scale worldwide.

However, with the improvements in digital technology and logistics, any size company can operate worldwide without an actual physical presence.

what is an international phone number?

Different countries have different phone number formats and dialing procedures. In general, international phone numbers are composed of a country code, an area code (or city code), and a local subscriber number.


Here are some examples:


  • United States: +1 (country code) 212 (area code) 555-1234 (local subscriber number)
  • United Kingdom: +44 (country code) 20 (area code) 1234 5678 (local subscriber number)
  • Australia: +61 (country code) 2 (area code) 1234 5678 (local subscriber number)
  • Japan: +81 (country code) 3 (city code) 1234 5678 (local subscriber number)
  • Canada: +1 (country code) 416 (area code) 555-1234 (local subscriber number)
  • Germany: +49 (country code) 30 (area code) 1234567 (local subscriber number)

International toll-free number is the international counterpart of toll-free numbers in the United States. ITFNs use an international toll-free service to enable global call forwarding, so businesses can be located anywhere in the world. If you’re looking for toll-free access in just a few countries, ITFS could be a good choice.



Universal international freephone numbers assign businesses one number that works across multiple countries. If you prefer to use one number to operate in numerous countries, UIFN may be a good option for you.


Here is an example of UIFN number:


00800 12345678



The number begins with the prefix “00800”, followed by a national or regional code, and a local subscriber number. The national or regional code is specific to the country or region where the number is being used and allows callers to identify the language and location of the business or organization that owns the UIFN.

what are the benefits?


It’s never been easier to expand your business internationally. Get ahead of your competitors and start growing an international presence in any market today.


Whether you’re expanding your current operations or need new numbers, QuestBlue international phone numbers, voice, and messaging options make global scaling a walk in a park.

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