However that's going to incur some hefty charges and even a text message can ding hit 50 cents a message on some systems.
My mother has her phone with her, with both a german cell phone number and SIM card, and both of us are currently in the USA. When trying to reach it, using the normal 011 49 (phone number) method fails. What do we have to dial to call her (from a USA landline connection)?
I include the carrier code as part of the phone number, as you have to dial it in Germany as well, in fact I cannot recall ever having seen a mobile number without the carrier code included. Using the method on the linked site fails though, resulting in a (German) message saying the number is not available, even though texts from the mobile have worked.
As to the charges, we mostly just want it in case of emergency, and are aware of the potential costs. Thank you nonetheless.
Hallo mein Freund,
Ok, the answer is really easy: you have to call her cell phone number in Germany, then the signal is routed back to the US. So you have to call for example +49 171 23456789. If she wants to reach your cell phone, the same rule apply.
Of course it's very expensive to call from a US landline to a German cell phone. Additionally your mom will be charged for routing the phone call back to the US, up to 2€/min. I would suggest you get a prepaid sim card.
Viel Spass noch in den USA,
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