How do you like to read a phone number?

George Brooke at
Mon Dec 29 13:52:38 CET 2008

On Monday 29 December 2008 12:00:01 Michele Renda wrote:
> Hello to all
> I would like to know how do you like to read the phone number:
> I try to explain: when we read a phone number we usually like to separe
> it with some spaces or signs:
> for example in Italy when someone give me a mobile phone number I
> usually write:
> +39 347 123456
> Or if it is a fixed number:
> +39 02 123456 or +39 011 123456
> But I know in USA is more common something like: +1-212-123456
> Please, who has some time, can you please write your country (Italy,
> France, etc.) and the way how usually is normal to read a phone number
> in your country (with international prefix)
> The format I use to descrive is this: +39 ### * or +1-###-* (where #
> replace a char, and * replace all remaining chars)
> Thank you a lot for your time
> Michele Renda
is about what i'd use - if you need to use international codes then just drop 
the 0 and add +44 but that's not how i usually see numbers written. 
IIRC 08* numbers can't be used as +448* but i may be wrong.
Also there will be the whole range of shorter operator codes which people may 
need to save if they have a lot of different ones for different things on their 
network (I'm assuming that your asking about this for the contacts lists).

Hope this helps (instead of the opposite),
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