At 1:17 PM 3/7/96, Joshua Hane wrote:
* Not to stem the tide of The Great "Espresso" Discussion, but I have an
* unrelated question for people to ponder.
* What about 10-digit US/Canada phone numbers? I've always wondered if ther=
* was any functional differentiation between:
* (999) 999.9999
* and 999.999.9999
* What do you think? And, what are the other alternatives that people have
* seen? I've always felt that the former connoted the idea that the area co=
* (first three digits) was optional, depending on whether your call was loc=
* or long-distance.
* On the other hand, the latter example has always been much cleaner,
* simpler, and somehow seemed more sophisticated to me...
* Josh Hane
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re: "cleaner, simpler"
(999) refers to the "area code" or city code,
(###).999.#### is the" exchange numbe"r, and
(###)###.9999 is the "telephone number".
one of the alternatives that holds currency in Europe and some parts of
Africa -- where there is not only an area code to deal with but country
code as well is the following;
+44.171.555.1212 - which includes "country code", "city code" and telephone
number. and it looks "cleaner=8A simpler"