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Dial-up Internet access uses the telephone network to connect a computer directly to an Internet-service provider. A modem in the computer is used to process incoming and outgoing information.


To dial a country outside of the United States, first dial 011, dial the country code, then dial the area code, and finally dial the phone number. Country codes and area codes may vary from country to country, so you need to ask your service provider.


Ringback numbers are not available publicly but can be accessed by calling your phone provider and requesting the ringback number for your area. Another option would be to call your phone number from a different telephone.


To dial a phone number using a country code, dial 011, and then the country code, the area code and then the phone number. For Canada and Caribbean nations, a caller should dial 1, the area code and then the phone number.


In order to make a phone number show up as blocked, it is necessary for a person to dial *67 before he or she dials the intended recipient's phone number. The *67 tool is a free feature that blocks the caller's phone number for a single call.


Dialing an international telephone number begins with the prefix 011. The country code then is inputted followed by the local telephone number. Callers of one telephone provider who wish to use a different long-distance carrier for the call will need an access code before the prefix.


Two dialing codes for long distance phone calls are 10-10-987 and 10-10-100. Not requiring monthly fees, both services only charge the user for each minute he places calls via the numbers.


The phone number for activating a Straight Talk phone is 1-877-430-CELL or 1-877-430-2355, as of 2014. These products can also be activated by visiting the Straight Talk website, an option that requires an email address and password.


Dialing *67 before a recipient number blocks the caller identification, thus preventing the caller's phone number from being revealed. People use this method to privately make or return calls.


Dial-up Internet access allows consumers to connect to the Internet through a regular phone line when their modem-equipped personal computers make a telephone call to an Internet service provider. Compared to broadband, dial-up connections are slow and easily disconnected.