Re: Castle Season 5 (including Spoilers)
As I recall, Alexis first tried dialing his number, which didn't go through, and then switched to using Skype, which I gather is some sort of online videophone service. Maybe with Skype you don't need an international code.
(Ohh, look at us... two professional science-fiction authors struggling to keep up with present-day technology.
As far as I know Skype isn't a standard app on phones, so she was very lucky that the kidnapper had it installed. Otherwise she would have to log into the app store and download it.
And of course she remembered her login and password so she could get her contact list to come up and dial her father. My kids never remember login and password after they have been keyed into their phone and saved.
"I can't profess to understand God's plan, but when Christ promised a resurrection of the dead, I just thought he had something a little different in mind."
Herschel Green, The Walking Dead