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How to call a number from another country while I'm in another country myself?

Or can I just dial +92... as usual? Yes. Although it is the + prefix that's the "magic" here. It is short hand for the outbound international dialling code for whatever country you are dialling from. ...
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Call local emergency number using a foreign mobile number

For all countries, you can just dial 112. Dialling 112 will direct you to the same emergency call centre as phoning the country's emergency number would. In the EU, emergency call centres must provide ...
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Do many Japanese people speak Korean?

No. Most Japanese people do NOT speak Korean. However, the English language is a required subject in the Japanese secondary education; although English education has not gone very well for Japanese ...
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Are PMR446 walkie-talkies legal in Switzerland?

Yes, you can use PMR446 walkie-talkies in Switzerland. Usage of PMR446 in Europe is licensed on a country-by-country basis and not mainly by the EU. You can get an up to date list of European ...
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Texting someone who is out of the country?

If you send a text or make a call to a US number, you'll pay whatever you normally pay to send a text or make a call to a US number. It does not matter whether the phone associated with that number is ...
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How to call a number from another country while I'm in another country myself?

You can just dial as usual, just like you would to call him at home, and the call will go through. But you'll be charged for an international call, however your cell phone plan handles international ...
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Call local emergency number using a foreign mobile number

The information about 112 in another answer is correct. It is also true of 911, so to address your concerns explicitly, not sure if I will be able to call the local emergency number (USA - 911) ...
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How do I call an 8-digit Singapore number from the US?

Generally, you dial (international access code) + (country code) + (8 digit number). The country code for Singapore is 65 (easy to google). The international access code from the US is 011. From a ...
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Misunderstood body language in Middle East?

We in the Middle East follow international standards :) Shaking head means no, nodding means yes, thumbs up means thumbs up, middle finger means the same as in the US, same as in the V sign. That's ...
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How do I call an 8-digit Singapore number from the US?

Generally when calling internationally there are three parts to the number you dial. The international dialiing prefix for the country you are calling from. In North america this is "011" (in much of ...
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Lebara roaming is apparently free, what is the catch?

Update August 2017: This offer seems to have disappeared. Roaming is now free in the EU (withing “fair use” limits), as required by law. Rules for roaming in other countries depend on the specific ...
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How to make an international emergency call?

Commonly, emergency phone numbers like 911 in the US or 112 in most European countries can not be called from abroad. Even within the country, emergency calls are usually handled completely different ...
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Can you do a phone call or telconf through Skype or Google Plus when traveling on the ICE in Germany?

German ICEs have some coaches that are considered to be "quiet zones" and some coaches are "talking zone". There are symbols on the walls that tell you what zone you are in. The symbols can be seen ...
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What popular western web services don't work in mainland China?

Fret not, travel.stackexchange.com works just fine :D For other services, however, currently there are over 2700 sites blocked in Mainland China. Wikipedia maintains a list of popular sites or ...
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How do I call emergency services for someone in Ireland when I am in the US?

My friend had to get an ambulance for me last year, she called 911, her local police department contacted my local Garda station and they took it from there, although I'm pretty sure this is ...
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Are Gmail, Facebook and WhatsApp still accessible in Macau, and in Hong Kong in 2022?

As for now , Hong Kong and Macau still operates outside of the Great Firewall. As this article notes Mok, the former politician, said authorities might find it difficult to import wholesale Chinese ...
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How to know what you can't openly talk about in China / Hong Kong?

The main ones I could think of are (can be applied to any foreign land): Never talk about politics & religion. Never talk bad about women / class / races. Never make negative comments on their ...
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Dorm / Hostel: How to assert myself politely with roommates

Here are some tips I've gathered from staying in a lot of dorms: If it's possible, try and get a bottom bunk and put a sheet/towel up, creating a "tent", so that if someone does turn the light on you ...
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Is there a popular non-Google Korean-English-Korean translator app?

Naver provides one: see here. It also provides a English-Korean dictionary: link's here.
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How to call a number from another country while I'm in another country myself?

Yes, you should dial +92, as usual.
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Why do airlines prohibit telephone calls on planes with mobile data and Wi-Fi capabilities, yet provide an onboard telephone service?

On most airplanes with cellular and Wi-Fi capabilities, the ability to make mobile phone calls is technically disabled and passengers are prohibited from using the Wi-Fi service to make VoIP calls ...
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What popular western web services don't work in mainland China?

The Wikipedia article on this subject is often incorrect. For up to date info on which sites are blocked, I suggest you look at https://en.greatfire.org/ who actually test the sites availability. The ...
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Call local emergency number using a foreign mobile number

In the United States, you can make an emergency 911 phone call from a mobile phone without a SIM. As long as your phone can communicate with the network (supports the same frequency and standard), you ...
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Can you do a phone call or telconf through Skype or Google Plus when traveling on the ICE in Germany?

The other answers so far have been mostly from a social aspect, I want to add an engineer's aspect as well: most mobile phone technologies have a "speed limit" at which they can reliably work. I am ...
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Can you do a phone call or telconf through Skype or Google Plus when traveling on the ICE in Germany?

In addition to the info provided by DCTLib, do note that there is a bar (called “Bordbistro”) and in most cases a “restaurant” area where you can seat. If you do manage to set up a connection (and ...
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Having a Skype (video/voice) in public in Paris

There are two logical answers - one a lot cheaper than the other: office hire. If this is an important call, you could look at hiring office space for a half a day. There are various companies that ...
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How fast is the mobile network (3G) in Myanmar (in February 2016)?

Replying myself after getting some feedback on a facebook post, here are the testimonies: Sorry for the quick and dirty post, doing this my phone. Will edit this later.
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What are the options to maintain a backup phone while travelling in the US?

One option would be to use a pay-as-you-go "plan" with either a long validity of the credit when you top up a lot, or a low monthly fee. The T-Mobile page, for example, lists a $3/month Pay-as-you-go ...
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Data connection and phone calls during visit to London

You can purchase a "pay as you go" SIM with a data "pack" or "bundle" on arrival from a mobile phone shop, convenience shop or vending machine (some airports and train stations). You can expect to pay ...
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