# What does +44 in a mobile number mean?

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Thread starter 14 years ago
#1
It's

+44 and 7 digits, anyone know?

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14 years ago
#2
that it's a UK number, i think
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14 years ago
#3
+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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14 years ago
#4
Only 7 digits?That's odd
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14 years ago
#5
+44 is the equivalent of 07, i think
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14 years ago
#6
(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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14 years ago
#7
Nah it's the equivilant of 0 if you are in the UK.

e.g. +447979 instead of 07979
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14 years ago
#8
+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

Cheers!
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14 years ago
#9
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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14 years ago
#10
It's the UK dialling code Oh, and allegedly, if you use +44 it actually sometimes works out slightly cheaper.
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14 years ago
#11
(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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#12
an just FYI, 0044 and +44 are the same thing - the + simply replaces the 00
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#13
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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14 years ago
#14
7 digits? hmmm.

SMAP.
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14 years ago
#15
(Original post by olileauk)
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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#16
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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#17
+44 is the international code for the UK.
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#18
(Original post by The Anthropologist)
+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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14 years ago
#19
(Original post by Ghost)
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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14 years ago
#20
(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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