4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 5, 2011 6:32 PM by Jim VanLeeuwen
iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,420 points)
in itunes summary or in settings on my phone it shows my number as +1-...-...-....
what does the + mean? thanks.

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  • turingtest2 Level 9 Level 9 (61,210 points)
    + in a phone number represents whatever dialing code you need to invoke international direct dialing.

    This is followed by the country code, and then phone number, usually dropping what ever code distinguishes national from local numbers. My number in the UK is 020 7... which becomes +44 20 7...

  • iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,420 points)
    sorry, i don't understand. mine just has the normal 1-areacode-phone number. no country code or anything. and the + in front of the one, no country code.
  • SangomaDB Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
    In North America, the phone number of the form 1-areacode-number is interpreted as:
    1 - North America (and some of the island territories, I believe)
    areacode - your general geographic area
    number - you phone number

    Somebody calling you from overseas has to dial a code before the '1' to call you. With a mobile phone, they can simply dial a +. '+' is used to indicate that you must dial the international access code.

    For example, somebody calling you from the UK would dial 00-1-areacode-number. From South Africa they would dial 09-1-areacode-number. You would publish your number as +1-areacode-number.

    Generally, from a cellphone you can simply dial + before the country code.
  • Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
    iinami wrote:
    ...no country code.

    The country code for the USA is 1.