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In the 'old days' we could put a telephone number into a phone's contacts/directory using the full ISD coding, e.g. for a Wellington number it would be something like +6434567890

 

I've noticed that nowadays, some telco's are saying that the +xx prefix might not work and the full dial-out codes should be used, so for Australia I'd NOT type in +61xxxx, BUT use 0061xxxx

 

My question is, what format/s do most people do thesedays?

 

 


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  #2008051 4-May-2018 18:45
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Did they say in what cases it might not work? I’ve always used +xx and never had a problem.

This kinda contradicts the old info about changing contacts to +xx instead of local (eg 021333333) invade you go roaming and need to dial a contact back home. I don’t see everyone changing their contacts or keeping a duplicate (one in each format) for each time they travel

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  #2008057 4-May-2018 18:55
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Who said that? Always been +6421 or whatever on my phones. When I briefly had the palm treo on telecom it was useless because contacts put in like that wouldnt work on the trashy CDMA network. I think they fixed it eventually.

 

Probably something stupid from the USA recommending against the full number with a + because so much of their network is broken for interntaional calls. Everytime I call one of the suppliers for work it comes up to them as being a scam area prefix because their broken phone system assumes the 649 is the US areacode.





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  #2008059 4-May-2018 18:57
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Who is ever telling you that from a Telco needs a new job

Use +6421xxxxx +6422xxxxx +649xxxxx etc.....

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  #2008092 4-May-2018 19:55
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You should always use + which will work on every network in the world.

 

It was hilarious when I was in a Super Shuttle the other day with some Australian people who couldn't work out how to call back to Australia on their phones as Australia uses 0011 as their IDD access code so they were all trying 001161 from NZ which of course won't work. After a few minutes of listening to them all argue about it I thought I'd help them and put them out their misery and tell them to dial +61 and created world peace.

 

 




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  #2008093 4-May-2018 19:59
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Thanks guys ... I think I read it on a T-Mobile site ... supports the US-centric thing sealed

 

BTW, if I enter a number such as +64xxxxx and make the call in NZ, presumably the International Toll/charging part is ignored?  


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  #2008113 4-May-2018 20:28
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JohnR is joking, so I removed that to make sure people don't get the wrong information. You are not charged international rates if you use +64 inside New Zealand.





 

 

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  #2008114 4-May-2018 20:30
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Mauricio ... thanks for that, and relieved yell


 
 
 
 


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  #2008117 4-May-2018 20:32
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All my contacts local and international are saved in the format I / We have pointed out above and zero impact to charging the networks are quite aware of what local and international calls are

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  #2008119 4-May-2018 20:33
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Linux: All my contacts local and international are saved in the format I / We have pointed out above and zero impact to charging the networks are quite aware of what local and international calls are

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Same here. I used +64 for all my contacts so I can use that from my phone anywhere in the world.





 

 

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  #2008120 4-May-2018 20:33
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The only time areacodes mattered was in the old days of landlines, alternate toll providers and the scam that they ran along with telecom where dialing an auckland number with 09 on it would put it to the alternatve carrier who would bill you because they didn't have to provide local calls for free (instead of rejecting the call or not billing for it). I believe that got solved after some complaints.





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  #2008123 4-May-2018 20:34
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freitasm:

 

JohnR is joking, so I removed that to make sure people don't get the wrong information. You are not charged international rates if you use +64 inside New Zealand.

 

 

 

 

17 years and 4 days at a telco broke Johns ability to sarcasm properly.





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  #2008124 4-May-2018 20:37
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richms:

freitasm:


JohnR is joking, so I removed that to make sure people don't get the wrong information. You are not charged international rates if you use +64 inside New Zealand.



 


17 years and 4 days at a telco broke Johns ability to sarcasm properly.



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Just remember that the zero in front of the area code is only for calling within NZ ... the number of times in email signatures I see emails listed as +64021xxx..

 

I tend to use the full ISD except for some web forms that insist on a valid number (hoping that the overseas company won't be able to figure out the correct phone number)


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  #2009615 7-May-2018 21:10
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wazzageek: Just remember that the zero in front of the area code is only for calling within NZ ...

 

Your comment is either worded poorly, or you're a little confused?

 

You don't need the leading zero calling within NZ at all if using the method suggested and explained by all above. You only need the leading zero if dialling 02nXXXXXXX, etc. which as mentioned above, is not the recommended way to store phone numbers.

 

Perhaps it's just the way you've worded it?





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  #2009628 7-May-2018 21:38
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Stu:

 

wazzageek: Just remember that the zero in front of the area code is only for calling within NZ ...

 

Your comment is either worded poorly, or you're a little confused?

 

You don't need the leading zero calling within NZ at all if using the method suggested and explained by all above. You only need the leading zero if dialling 02nXXXXXXX, etc. which as mentioned above, is not the recommended way to store phone numbers.

 

Perhaps it's just the way you've worded it?

 

 

It's the way I've worded it.  I see it all the time in email signatures, and I just wonder why people add it in.


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