I have an online friend in Brisbane that I have known for about two years now and she and I have talked to each other on the phone a few times in that period but the last time was months ago, when she was at a previous number. She’s since moved and, in so doing, she’s gotten a new number and, apparently, either her phone dislikes me and refuses to take my calls or I’ve somehow forgotten how to dial Australia.
Her hypothetical number is 0 123 456 789 and I know I am supposed to drop the zero and add 011, 61, and 07, making it 011 61 07 123 456 789 and I have tried every conceivable combination of those numbers, both with and without the zero and the closest I have gotten to talking to her is some recording in a thick Australian accent telling me that I should drop the zero from Brisbane’s city code before I dial again, which I did only to get another message from my provider that it can’t complete the call as dialed.
Am I doing something obviously wrong? Does anyone have any suggestions?