How do you like to read a phone number?

clare johnstone claregj at
Mon Dec 29 13:52:49 CET 2008

On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 12:38 PM, William Kenworthy <billk at> wrote:
> Australia:
> Mobiles: 04nn nnn nnn (mobiles all *seem* to be prefixed as 04 - may or
> may not be true
The zero seems to be like the zero on an area code, - is omitted when the
country prefix is used.

> + is usually only seen with international numbers.  e.g.
> +61 (9) nnnn nnnn is the same as "0011 61 9 nnnn nnnn"
> (International call, Australia, Western Australia, local number)

Well he did say "international", and I do think Australians are
getting used to the idea of what "country codes" are for and how to
dial the numbers.


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