Cheap international calls to and from Tasmania
Tasmania calling cards
This page explains the cheapest ways to make phone calls to and from Tasmania.
If you simply want a cheap rate on a calling card to make calls to Tasmania, use
the calling card search box below.
(Check out the details for each of
the cards offered by Noblecom. Our recommendation is to buy the calling
cards that give you fewer minutes. This might not make sense initially, but you
may want to do this because the calling cards that give you less minutes will
round your call to the nearest minute or second. The calling cards with
more minutes will round your call to the nearest 2 minutes or nearest 3 minutes.
In our Noblecom usage experience, the calling cards that cost more per minute
actually end up giving you more time on the card, because of this per minute/per
Calling instructions for calls to Tasmania area codes
How to make a phone call
direct to Tasmania from America:
Until 19-Aug-1996, phone numbers
in Tasmania were six digits long with a three digit area code. These old
six-digit numbers stopped working on 18-May-1997, and Tasmania now has
eight-digit numbers like the rest of Australia.
But, if you know the old area code and number, it is easy to determine what
- Dial the new area code, (03), followed by a 6
- Dial the last digit of the old area code.
- Dial the old six-digit telephone number
For instance, to dial the old Hobart number (002) 123456, you would dial (03)
The old area codes were (002) for southern Tasmania and the east coast, (003)
for northern Tasmania and the north-east, and (004) for north-west Tasmania and
the west coast. Thus even if the old area code is unknown, the correct new
eight-digit number can often still be determined.
But don't call direct unless you want to spend a
lot of money. Use a calling card or a prepaid phone service instead.
Prepaid Phone Service
If you're willing to have prepaid phone service,
EnjoyPrepaid.com will offer you
cheaper rates to Tasmania than many phone card and calling card companies, and
you won't have to dial a PIN number. This includes calls
to LAN phone lines and Tasmania cell phones
Other calling cards
Some great phone cards for calling from Tasmania to the USA can also be found
calling card search.