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Useful Phone Numbers in Bangkok

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It pays to keep these numbers handy beside your telephone, as you just never know when you may need them.

Emergency Service Telephone Numbers:

Emergency Services 191
Tourist Police 1155
Fire 199

Hospitals:

Samitivej (most clinically preferred for expats) 02 391 0011
Bumrungrad International 02 667 1000
Praram 9 02 202 9999
Samitivej Sukhumvit 02 711 8000
Petcharavej 02 318 0080-1
Sukhumvit Hospital 02 391 0011

Contact Numbers For Lost or Stolen Credit Cards:

American Express 02 273 0022
Mastercard 02 232 2039
Diners Club 02 238 3820
Visa 02 256 7324

Making International Calls from Bangkok

In order to call your home country by telephone from Bangkok, you need to know the country code. Each country has a national prefix which is used when dialling into that particular country from another. 

In most cases, you will also need to dial an area code, and sometimes an additional city code.

The IDD Prefix (which stands for International Direct Dialing) is the code number needed to dial from that country to another. This is then followed by the country code for the international prefix of the country you are trying to call. 

IDDs change regularly, and some countries have many, each being used by individual long-distance service providers.

The NDD is the National Direct Dialing code which is the access code you must use when making calls within that country from one city to another, such as from Pattaya to Bangkok. 

This code is followed by the city/area code for the place you are trying to call.

Phone numbers are often written in this format: +44-(0)1224-XXXX-XXXX. This shows the numbers used for both international and national long-distance calls.

In the example, +44 indicates the country code, while (0) indicates the NDD. When dialling from outside the country, the NDD would not be used after dialling the country code; when dialling from within that country, the NDD would be used, but the country. 
 

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