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The Autobiography of Russell
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International Phone Numbers
Since my visit to Canada I've started including the country code with my phone number. It's not true international format according to the E.164 recommendation put out by the ITU-T since I'm still using periods instead of spaces, but it's closer. I'm going to go through my contact list at some point and make sure the area code and country code are included in all of them.


Do you think that's likely to just confuse people more? heh

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lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: April 25th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
psst the country code for Canada and the US are the same ;)
zimzat From: zimzat Date: April 25th, 2010 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought so, but when in Canada T-Mobile said to use the +1 to call US numbers. *shrug*

While they're the same it doesn't hurt to explicitly state or use it either. It's like when locals don't use the area code, so I make a point of starting off with "Area code 731 ..." (especially since they delete the entire thing when they realize their area code assumption is wrong).
lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: April 26th, 2010 04:05 am (UTC) (Link)
actually not sure if you noticed but in Toronto and area you need to use the area code or else your call won't work

Toronto uses 416 and 647 now but 647 tends to be more used on newer phone numbers which tend to be cell phones. Land lines mostly are still 416
zimzat From: zimzat Date: April 26th, 2010 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)
It's mostly a lot of local businesses and advertisements that leave out the area code. A billboard on the highway might go "In an accident? Call 777-7777" yet for someone just passing through in an accident they wouldn't know what area code to use for the number. Kind of silly, but they put more value on the pattern seen rather than add the area code that could mess up their pattern.
lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: April 25th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

oh a new game???

Is this a game where I fill in the #### ?

Edited at 2010-04-25 10:18 pm (UTC)
zimzat From: zimzat Date: April 25th, 2010 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: oh a new game???

Only in your head or in your contact list, just not here. ;-)

If someone doesn't have them they can always ask (or dob a little digging).
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