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    Exclamation Help! Need to call Mahmoud!

    Not sure if this is the right thread....does anyone have Mahmoud, from the Al-Wikalah Export co, phone #? I visited him in January and was given an invoice with this # and it is not correct 202-589-7443 (verified by my interpreter). Thanks for your help!!


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    Re: Help! Need to call Mahmoud!

    I had a look on Meissoun's website and that is the same number she has....so that's weird. Perhaps it is temporarily out of order. Have you tried faxing?
    Fax 390 0357

    Also, she has the international dial code
    Egypt as 00202...but even that looks the same as what you have there? mmmm....


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    Re: Help! Need to call Mahmoud!

    I have just looked at my Al Wikalah bag and it has the same number. The fax number is 202 390 0357 if that helps.

    Perhaps it's just down? Or he's changed it!


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    Re: Help! Need to call Mahmoud!

    He has changed it! It belongs to someone else. It is the only # I could find on websites, too. Thanks for your help! I will have to see about faxing. But, if someone else has the new #, I would appreciate it!!


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    Re: Help! Need to call Mahmoud!

    Over the last year or so, the telephone system in Cairo has been going through some major changes causing all kinds of confusion. ..c:: In order to call any landline telephone, you need to add a new prefix to the number you are used to calling. In Mahmoud's case it is a "2". So...

    From the US, to call Mahmoud you need to dial 011-202-2-589-7443.

    If you are in Europe or anywhere else, dial whatever the international phone code is instead of "011". If the international prefix is "00", then you dial 00-202-2-589-7443.

    If you are in Cairo and call him from a mobile(cell) phone, it's 02-2-589-7443. I did that successfully last month.

    If you call from a landline phone in Cairo, I don't know for sure what to dial because I didn't call anyone from a landline phone last month. Over the last 12 years, Mahmoud's number has changed from 897-433 to 5-897-433 to 2-589-7443.


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    Re: Help! Need to call Mahmoud!

    Quote Originally Posted by leylalanty View Post
    Over the last year or so, the telephone system in Cairo has been going through some major changes causing all kinds of confusion. ..c:: In order to call any landline telephone, you need to add a new prefix to the number you are used to calling. In Mahmoud's case it is a "2". So...

    From the US, to call Mahmoud you need to dial 011-202-2-589-7443.

    If you are in Europe or anywhere else, dial whatever the international phone code is instead of "011". If the international prefix is "00", then you dial 00-202-2-589-7443.

    If you are in Cairo and call him from a mobile(cell) phone, it's 02-2-589-7443. I did that successfully last month.

    If you call from a landline phone in Cairo, I don't know for sure what to dial because I didn't call anyone from a landline phone last month. Over the last 12 years, Mahmoud's number has changed from 897-433 to 5-897-433 to 2-589-7443.
    Thank you! I will try that!!..g.:


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    Re: Help! Need to call Mahmoud!

    I just checked my bag, the numbers are written as Leyla described, 202 25897443 and the fax is 202 23900357. Did you get through?


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    Re: Help! Need to call Mahmoud!

    It worked! It worked! It worked!! Thank you Leyla!!

    Yes, my Moroccan friend tells me that they also changed the phone #'s in Morocco in March.

    Thank you sooooo much!


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    Re: Help! Need to call Mahmoud!

    For call's to egypt you have to put +202 before, but when you call to Caïro you have to put +202 2 before.....I had the same problem when I tried to reach my hotel.

    It's the easiest why to remember

    But I see you've already conatcted him.


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    Re: Help! Need to call Mahmoud!

    Actually, that's not true.
    + stands for international call from your country (or 00, or something else)
    20 is country code for Egypt
    02 is Cairo code inside Egypt
    (the first 0 from the Cairo code is omitted when you combine those two)
    and after that is the telephone number

    About two years ago all the telephone numbers in Cairo got extra digit in the front. Depending of the are the number can be 2, 3, 4.... In downtown it happens to be 2.

    Now I have to check all the telephone numbers I have in my website.


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