Re: telephone number formats

Subject: Re: telephone number formats
From: Joaquim Baptista <px -at- EASYSOFT -dot- PT>
Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 16:22:44 +0100

At 07:45 98/05/27 -0700, Dave Scott wrote:
>In Europe (and more and more in Canada), telephone numbers are written as
>The plus symbol indicates that everything to the right of the plus is the
>actual recipient telephone number. Anything to the left of the plus sign
>relates to the international dialing procedures which vary from country to
>country. For example, when in France, one dials 00 for an international
>line, then the full phone number. Written out in documentation, this can
>be written 00+1.604.555.1212

I've never seen the notation 00+1.604.555.1212 before.
I believe that a North Americal number is commonly written as
(604) 555 1212 and +1 (604) 555 1212

>Again, in Europe and increasingly in Canada, the period is used as the
>separator. In the U.S., the dash is used.

I've seen the dot used in French numbers before. However, I've never seen
the dot used as separator in Portuguese numbers. The usual format is (note
the spaces in the subscriber number):
+351-1-7205000 or +351-1-720 5000 or +351-1-720 50 00

I usually favor the first approach, that is, +351-1-7205000.
Note that I've never seen +351-1-720-5000 nor +351-1-720-50-00.

BTW, within Portugal we use the notation (01) 720 5000.

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