Contacting Aero Scotland from USA

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  1. Navin323i

    Navin323i Practically Family

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    Gents,

    I'm trying to contact Aero Scotland from here in the USA... am I dialing the correct sequence of numbers below?

    011 44 11896 755353

    I keep getting what I THINK sounds like the busy signal that we'd normally hear in the U.S. but I still want to double check with you all to make sure.

    Does Aero Scotland close their office during lunch hours? If so then from what time to what time are they closed?

    Right now it's almost 7am eastern standard time so it's almost 12pm there.

    Thanks,
    Navin
     
  2. Dave E

    Dave E One of the Regulars

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    You look like you have too many 1s in that.

    Should be 44 1896 755353

    (I assume the 011 bit is correct for you dialling internationally)
     
  3. Dav

    Dav One Too Many

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    The web site gives the number as
    441896755353
    but I think they close Friday afternoons, although I may be wrong.
     
  4. JanSolo

    JanSolo Practically Family

    Dial 0044 1896 755353, but as Dav said they're already closed for the weekend.
     
  5. Navin323i

    Navin323i Practically Family

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    Thanks guys. I know the first part of the sequence of numbers I wrote is correct (011) since that is the country code I'm supposed to use if dialing to the UK.

    Based on what you guys wrote it looks like I have an extra 1 before the "1896" part. In any case I'll have to try again on monday since you all mentioned they're closed today.

    Thanks,
    Navin
     
  6. tomsk

    tomsk New in Town

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    No no no! '011' is NOT correct, where did you get that from? Our country code in the UK (in full) is 0044 followed by 1896 etc. I never really understand why people write '+44' or just '44'. If you want to get through to Aero dial 0044 1896 755353.

    Is the 011 something to do with getting an outside line from an office? It's got NOTHING to do with the UK

    Tom
     
  7. JanSolo

    JanSolo Practically Family

    Correct!:D
    Navin, most countries in Western Europe use a 004+ country code. 0044 UK, 0049 Germany, 0041 Switzerland etc. That 011 country code doesn't even exist. Sure, it's 001 for USA, Canada and others but definitely 0044 for England, Scotland, Wales, (Ireland?) and Channel Islands. Trust us!
     
  8. Navin323i

    Navin323i Practically Family

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    Tom... you seem to be coming across in your post as a bit angry... if that's the case then please RELAX because I don't appreciate your rather rude tone.

    This is the site where I got it from... it indicates "011" is the international prefix used to dial outside the U.S.

    http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/dialingcodes.html?p1=419&p2=90&number=
     
  9. Navin323i

    Navin323i Practically Family

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    Hi Jan,

    Please see my response to Tom above.

    Thanks,
    Navin
     
  10. Dave E

    Dave E One of the Regulars

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    Um, to follow up what Navin has said, the UK country code is +44. It just happens that you dial 00 as a prefix in the UK (and I think most of Europe) to dial internationally, that doesn't mean that you do in the US (and a quick look at Wikipedia shows that there are a bunch of places that don't use 00), and that's why people tend to write +44 on numbers for international use.
     
  11. SGB

    SGB One of the Regulars

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    Navin,
    011 is the correct code for dialing the UK from the US, then 44, then the number. Just called the UK recently using those prefix codes, as usual.

    SGB
     
  12. Navin323i

    Navin323i Practically Family

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    Thanks SGB. I figured 011 was the correct code for us... I had no reason to question that website (i.e. the link I provided) that indicated for us to use 011, plus Mark Moye from Aeroleather USA also indicated to me that I need to use the "011".

    I appreciate the confirmation from you... thanks! :)

    Navin
     
  13. tomsk

    tomsk New in Town

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    It's not a rude tone I don't think. I'm feeling quite relaxed.
     
  14. tomsk

    tomsk New in Town

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    I don't think Jan is being rude either....[huh]
     
  15. tomsk

    tomsk New in Town

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    Curious, never knew that
     
  16. Navin323i

    Navin323i Practically Family

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    Sorry but you definitely came across as rude with all the "NO NO NO!" comments (note your use of exclamation points)... and to top it off you were wrong in regards to the use of "011"... it is correct.

    I have nothing against you personally but being that this is the internet, it's not easy to interpret people's comments compared to other forms of communication so kindly make note of that in the future. As far as I'm concerned I'm friends with everyone here and have no ill will towards anyone.
     
  17. Navin323i

    Navin323i Practically Family

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    I never said Jan was being rude... in fact, he's one of the nicest most helpful people I've met here. :)
     
  18. tomsk

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    That's incredibly patronising. I'm not posting again on this thread so go ahead and have the last word but you have been very quick to criticise my manner and subsequently pretty patronising.

    I was clearly wrong about the 011 but I wasn't being rude, just trying to stop you wasting your time on the phone.
     
  19. Navin323i

    Navin323i Practically Family

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    If that was the case where you were actually trying to help me then I thank you. As I said before, it's very easy to misinterpret what people say on the internet... and as far as I'm concerned I was trying to help YOU by kindly pointing this out... I certainly wasn't patronizing you. The whole "NO! NO! NO!" comments were a bit unnecessary for you to make your point... that's all.

    All is well on my end and I have nothing personally against you... I hope you can say the same about me.
     
  20. Navin323i

    Navin323i Practically Family

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    Gents... a huge thank you to those of you who posted in this thread.

    I was able to successfully contact Aero Scotland today... it turned out I did have an extra "1" that I was dialing before so for you U.S. people here you would want to dial:

    011 44 1896 755353

    Unfortunately the people I wanted to speak to (Amanda, Will, and Moira) weren't available to talk to (Moira is off on thursdays and fridays) but I had the pleasure of speaking with Will's son, Brandon... such a nice guy... lovely accent too. :)

    I'll be calling them back next week though to speak to Amanda, Will, and Moira... the nice thing is that I know they'll remember my Aero NYPD jacket since it's not a common jacket they make often (mine is only the 3rd one they've made in the last 10 years or so).

    My thanks to you all again who provided input into my thread. :)
     
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