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Sun, 4 Nov 2007

Phone number formatting

AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!

I just got email from someone on a mailing list who has his phone numbers in his email signature. He has them formatted like this:

  • 02392 xxxxxx
  • 0783 3xx xxxx

Both of those are wrong. They should be:

  • 023 92xxxxxx (023 92xx xxxx is also acceptable)
  • 07833 xxxxxx (07833 xxx xxx is also acceptable)

And yes, I will kill the next person who writes 0207 or 0208 for a London number.

Posted at 20:22 by David Cantrell
keywords: rant | telecoms
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I see the 02392 numbers and it drives me nuts too. However, a taxi driver did say that they use it deliberately in this format because when the code changed from 01705, all of their "memorable" numbers suddenly looked shite in the new format (for example, 023 9265 4321 for the local taxi company) and the local message was simply "replace 01705 with 02392". Doesn't help that the code is shared with the unfriendly neighbours too (023 80)...!

Posted by Ben on Mon, 5 Nov 2007 at 01:13:26


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