Phone numbers (1)
Thanks for your phone number contributions.
However, we format phone numbers as they would be dialled internationally but in a way that separates the country code, area code, and part that can be dialled locally.
That means that, for the UK and dependencies, numbers should be listed like:
+44 20 3344-5566 +44 118 933-7788 +44 141 222-3344 +44 1280 556677 +44 1461 40888 +44 17683 56789 +44 16977 3399 +44 7700 963437 0800 747 7477 111
where "44" is the country code, the next 2 to 5 digits are the area code and the remaining digits are the subscriber number even though, for the first three examples with additional hyphens, this differs from common and recommended local practice. Note that international format is not used for the last two examples of non-geographic numbers since they generally cannot be dialled from outside countries that use the +44 country code.
The fact that you need to dial "0" in front of the area code (of 20, 118, 141, 1280, 1461, 17683, 16977 or 7700 in these examples) to dial from outside that particular area code (but when still within the United Kingdom or a Crown Dependency) should be in the Contact section of the guide.
Thanks for listening! --singaporeAlice 17:50, 4 November 2012 (EST)
Phone numbers (2)
It would be great if you would register an account and, since you obviously have an interest in and knowledge about UK phone numbers, contribute to Wikitravel talk:Phone numbers --singaporeAlice 20:21, 4 November 2012 (EST)
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