- 22 Jun 2023
- 3 Minutes to read
International Services FAQs
- Updated on 22 Jun 2023
- 3 Minutes to read
Customers are increasingly buying products from the other side of the globe – which creates a huge opportunity for businesses to sell in new markets. International communication should be as seamless as local communication and Dialpad's international services offer companies a simple, cost-effective and reliable method of communication to ensure all your leads are actions, your T's crossed and I's dotted.
Let's go over some common questions regarding our international services.
When do calling rates apply?
If you are in an international office calling any other country outside your office designation, then calling rates apply.
You can always check our current rates at dialpad.com/rates.
When are credits used?
Your Office's credit balance will be charged anytime team members:
- Place any outbound international calls
- Receive any inbound calls to toll-free lines associated with your Office
- Place or receive calls while on a Ai Sales or Dialpad Contact Centre license
- Sending messages to international numbers from your US or Canadian Dialpad number
What countries can I call for free?
You can place calls for free to:
- any number within your country
- the US and Canada
- any other Dialpad user
“Your country” is defined by the country of the Dialpad office you’re in, NOT by your caller ID or the dept/Contact Center you are dialing on behalf of.
As an example, a user in a UK office will be able to make calls within the UK for free but will get charged per minute for calls to Australia regardless of the phone number used or the department/Contact Center a call is made through.
Charges do vary between plans. For example, a Ai Voice user can call anywhere in the USA (including AK and HI) without cost. However, users on a Ai Sales plan will be billed.
Ai Sales and Contact Center users are charged for local, as well as international calls.
Calls to other countries will be charged per minute at the following rates.
How come my international calls aren't going through?
Can I add an international number as my forwarding number?
Yes! You can add an international number as a forwarding number. Please note, that you will be charged to have personal calls forward to an international number - you can check out the rates here.
Can I text internationally?
Not at this time. However, you can still message team members in Dialpad if they are in another country.
What call settings should I set when traveling internationally?
When traveling internationally, make sure to set your inbound and outbound mobile call settings to Enable HD Calling. Beyond avoiding spikes in charges from your carrier, other benefits of HD calling include:
- WiFi calling when cell reception is spotty
- Free international calling to other Dialpad users
- Full access to call controls (hold, transfer, record, etc.)
Learn more about HD calling.
Can I send an international fax?
Dialpad supports faxing in the US and Canada only.
I've enabled International Services, and I have Call Credits, but I can't seem to call a specific country — why?
Dialpad helps protect its customers from potential toll fraud by disabling calls to certain high-cost jurisdictions by default. Because enabling service to these areas creates a risk of potentially very high usage fees if there is misuse by customer employees or breaches of customer security, we ask customers to submit a request in writing to customer service to enable calls to a given high-cost jurisdiction. This ensures that customers are aware of their responsibility for the security and oversight of their usage, as well as for all usage fees generated by access to their system, whether authorized or unauthorized.
Reach out to Dialpad Customer Support to see if we can enable calling to your desired country.
Can I call a Satellite phone?
Yes, but due to the high per-minute costs of calling satellite phones, you'll need to reach out to Customer Support to enable this feature.