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How to Call Sweden from the US? A Detailed Guide

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How to Call Sweden from the US

Making international calls may seem tricky. You need to navigate through a bunch of dialing codes and the international dialing format. But rest assured, it’s pretty straightforward; as for it, all you need is the knowledge of how-tos and a few other nitty-gritty things. For that, we’ve got you covered!

In this article, we will cover detailed steps to call a Swedish number 📱 from the US. We will also cover time zones, popular area codes of Sweden, and the average cost of making a call to Sweden from the US.

🔑 KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • To make a call to Sweden, you need to dial the US exit code followed by Sweden’s country code, area code, and subscriber number.
  • The cost of calling Sweden from the USA typically ranges from $0.01 – $0.39. 
  • Sweden is 6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, USA, and compared to other states, it is 6-13 hours ahead of the United States. 
  • KrispCall’s cloud phone system makes calling internationally accessible and cost friendly.

How to Call Sweden from the USA?

To make a phone call from the US to Sweden, you have to first dial the USA’s exit code, “011,” followed by the “+” symbol, next dial Sweden’s country code “46”, then dial the area code, and following that, dial the user number whose number you want to contact.

Breaking down into steps to call Sweden from the USA:

  1. Dial the exit code of USA “011” in your dial pad.
  2. Enter Sweden’s country code, i.e. 46.
  3. Dial the Swedish area code.
  4. Lastly, enter the user number you want to contact.

For example, if the contact number in Kisa (a city in Sweden) is 2547-6957, your phone dial-pad should look like +011 (46) (494) 2547-6957.

Here, +011 is the exit code for the US, (46) is the country code of Sweden, (494) is the area code of Sweden city (Kisa), and 2547-6957 is the phone number of Sweden.

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How do you call Sweden from the US cell phone?

To make a phone call from the US cell phone to Sweden, open your phone app and start dialing the following codes and numbers. You have to first dial the exit code of the USA, which is “011”, followed by Sweden’s country code, “46”, then dial the area code, and following that, dial the user number whose number you want to contact.

Here is the stepwise procedure to call from US cell phone to Sweden:

  1. Open the phone app on your cell phone.
  2. Dial the exit code of USA “011” in your dial pad.
  3. Enter Sweden’s country code (46).
  4. Dial the Swedish area code.
  5. Finally, enter the subscriber number.

Popular Sweden Area Codes

Before attempting to dial, you need to be clear about which area or city you’re going to call. By doing so, you can find the exact business or place you’re looking for. So here are some of Sweden’s popular area codes.

City / RegionArea Code
Stockholm8
Malmö40
Kiruna 980
Uppsala18
Linköping13
örebro19
Kalmar480
Ystad411
Helsingborg-Höganäs42
Lund 46
Arvika570
Falun23

How much does it cost to call Sweden from the USA?

The cost of calling Sweden from the USA typically ranges from $0.01 – $0.39. However, it may vary depending on different factors, including the numbers you use, your geographical location, and standard price plans for international calls of the provider you use.

When should you call Sweden from the United States? 

When-to-call-Sweden-from-the-United-States

If you want to make a phone call to Sweden, you must also consider a few things. One of the main things to consider is the best time to call Sweden from the United States. 

Sweden is 6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, USA, and compared to other states, it is 6-13 hours ahead of the United States. Also, Sweden’s workdays are usually from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. This means that you have to perfectly time your call to avoid it being missed.

  • For Business Purpose: It would be best to make calls in the afternoon on the US East Coast (around 1 PM EST) since it corresponds to the morning of the Swedish time zone (around 7 PM CET).
  • For Casual Calls: You can try calling in the evenings on the East Coast (around 7 PM EST) which corresponds to lunchtime in Sweden (around 1 PM CET) on the next day.

Time Zone Differences between Sweden and the USA

The time zone between Sweden and the USA differs in different states of the USA. The table below explains the Standard Time Zone difference in detail.

US Time ZonesCompared with Sweden’s time zones
Eastern (EST) [UTC-5]EST is 6 hours behind Sweden
Central (CST) [UTC-6]CST is 7 hours behind Sweden
Mountain (MST) [UTC-7]MST is 8 hours behind Sweden
Pacific (PST) [UTC-8]PST is 9 hours behind Sweden
Alaska (AKST) [UTC-9]AKST is 11 hours behind Sweden
Hawai (HST) [UTC-10]HST is 12 hours behind Sweden
Samoa (SST) [UTC-11]SST is 13 hours behind Sweden
Chamorro (CHST) [UTC-12]CHST is 8 hours ahead of Sweden

Final Thoughts

Calling someone international can be easy if we remember just three international codes: exit code, country code, and area code. The exact scenario applies to Sweden calling from the US. However, you need to be cautious when doing that as any missed thing can lead to complications.

Also, if you are looking for easy alternatives, you can opt to use KrispCall’s cloud phone system, which makes calling internationally easy and cost friendly. The best part is that you can also get Sweden’s virtual phone number through KrispCall. 

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FAQs

How do I dial a Swedish phone number?

Here’s how you would dial a Swedish phone number:

Step 1: Dial your country’s exit code.

Step 2: Then, dial Swedish’s country code (46).

Step 3: Next, dial the area code for the city where the recipient is situated.

Step 4: Finally, enter the phone number.

How many digits is a Swedish phone number?

Swedish phone number typically consists of 8-10 digits.

Which country code is * 46?

*46 is Sweden’s country code.

How do I call Sweden from the US on my iPhone?

Calling Sweden from your iPhone in the US is no different than making a call from any other phone. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Phone app on your iPhone.
  2. Dial the exit code for the US (011), followed by the country code for Sweden (46).
  3. Next, dial the area code of the Swedish city you’re calling. Area codes can be 1 to 3 digits long.
  4. Finally, dial the Swedish phone number.

How do you text Sweden from the USA?

To text Sweden from the US, you need to use the international dialing format for phone numbers. Here’s a general outline of that 

  1. Open your messaging app and click on Send new message.
  2. To enter the number, start with a plus sign (+). Next, enter Sweden’s country code (46).
  3. Enter the Swedish phone number you want to text.
  4. Finally, type in your message and send it. 

For example, if the Swedish phone number is 0708 123 456 (mobile), you would enter +46 708 123 456 in your text message app.

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Dinesh Silwal Co-Founder KrispCall

Dinesh Silwal

Dinesh Silwal is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of KrispCall. For the past few years, he has been advancing and innovating in the cloud telephony industry, using AI to enhance and improve telephony solutions, and driving KrispCall to the forefront of the field.

Dinesh Silwal

Dinesh Silwal

Dinesh Silwal is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of KrispCall. For the past few years, he has been advancing and innovating in the cloud telephony industry, using AI to enhance and improve telephony solutions, and driving KrispCall to the forefront of the field.

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