Re: International Phone Numbers

Subject: Re: International Phone Numbers
From: "Murrell, Thomas" <TMurrell -at- alldata -dot- net>
To: "'TECHWR-L'" <TECHWR-L -at- LISTS -dot- RAYCOMM -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 11:44:13 -0500

My guess, based on some experience at a previous firm where we did
conference calls with people in different European cities, is that the
people in Europe would understand the phone number sequence you propose.
(I'll defer opinion on the issue of the dashes to those who have previously

Probably the only people who would NOT understand it would be Americans.
Part of that is our insularity, I suppose, but part of it is that we do much
less overseas calling than do Europeans.

Tom Murrell

> ----------
> From: Halter, Meg[SMTP:HalterMC -at- navair -dot- navy -dot- mil]
> Reply To: Halter, Meg
> Sent: Thursday, December 16, 1999 10:32 AM
> Subject: International phone numbers
> Hello, oh Techwhirlers --
> I'm adding contact info to a document that is going out internationally.
> Is
> +1-123-345-4567 a form for a United States phone number that will be
> understood pretty much everywhere? Do I need to explain that the +1 is a
> country code, or is that common knowledge outside the US?
> Thanks for your help.
> -- Meg

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