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Tom2007
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+44 and 7 digits, anyone know?

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that it's a UK number, i think
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+44 is the same as 0044 used when calling international numbers. Texts often do it, its just saying its a mobile number in the UK.
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Only 7 digits?That's odd
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+44 is the equivalent of 07, i think
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(Original post by hermaphrodite)
+44 is the equivalent of 07, i think
I'm not sure what you mean? If you were writing out a phone number you only drop the '0'
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Nah it's the equivilant of 0 if you are in the UK.

e.g. +447979 instead of 07979
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+44 is the international way of telling that the number is from the United Kingdom. similarly +1 is the international code for the United States.

I.E.

+4420222143 = 020 222 143

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basically its the international dialing code for the uk. so say ones number is 07712341234 or whatever if u were to call this from usa you'd dial 00447712341234
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It's the UK dialling code Oh, and allegedly, if you use +44 it actually sometimes works out slightly cheaper.
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(Original post by Gareth-Lee Smith)
I'm not sure what you mean? If you were writing out a phone number you only drop the '0'
oh yeah. oops. read cortez's post.

i keep writing i think at the end - cos i've never been abroad - so i've never had to make international calls to the UK- otherwise i would have been certain
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an just FYI, 0044 and +44 are the same thing - the + simply replaces the 00
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The point of it is that if you put your phone numbers into a mobile phone address book, you can use them from outside the UK.

So if you put in +44207..., it'll work when you are roaming abroad, but if you put in 0207... you'd have to redial it.
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7 digits? hmmm.

SMAP.
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an just FYI, 0044 and +44 are the same thing - the + simply replaces the 00
Or rather the + means to insert the international dialing code. For most of Europe this is 00, but for other countries this can be different. America uses 011 for example.
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For those that care, http://www.kropla.com/dialcode.htm has a comprehensive list for the world, including area codes inside countries.
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+44 is the international code for the UK.
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+44 is the international code for the UK.
Thanks for that! We discovered that 4 days ago, but your reiteration just made it so much clearer.
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Thanks for that! We discovered that 4 days ago, but your reiteration just made it so much clearer.
No problem, glad i could be of some help
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(Original post by Dionysus)
Oh, and allegedly, if you use +44 it actually sometimes works out slightly cheaper.
I don't believe it.
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