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Master Geek

#240100 20-Aug-2018 19:24
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Here in rural Southland, my neighbour just gave me a phone number of someone which looks like this: 03 027*******. That is 03 followed by 027 followed by another seven digits.


My assumption was that the "03" prefix (which is normal landline prefix in this area) should be cut off and I should be calling just the 027... thing from mobile.


Can anybody confirm that please?

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  #2076454 20-Aug-2018 19:26
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How many digits after the 027 did they give you?


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  #2076456 20-Aug-2018 19:27
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How many digits after the 027 did they give you?




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  #2076457 20-Aug-2018 19:29
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Just call the number and find out

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  #2076459 20-Aug-2018 19:41
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I don't think this is true.


According to the NAD, the 03 area does not have a number range starts with 0 (


Also, there seems to be a lot of spare number ranges so no need to use the 0 to expand the whole range.


Also, 027 + seven digits should be a mobile number.  May be someone just accidentally added 03 in front of it.

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  #2076464 20-Aug-2018 20:08
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That is not a valid number


It's either 03 xxxxxxx or 027 xxxxxxx



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  #2076585 21-Aug-2018 06:56
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Could be the same number for both prefixes.
03 xxxxxxx and 027 xxxxxxx

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