Talking Telephone Numbers

It really irks me that so many businesses can’t format their London telephone numbers correctly.

The area code is 020, not 0207 or 0208 !

London numbers should be formatted like this: (020) 7946 0999

The significance of the bracketed area code is that you can omit it altogether if you are calling from within the same code area. So to call a London number from within the London code area you just need to dial the local number, e.g. 7946 0999.

Wrong: (0207) 946 0999

Right: (020) 7946 0999

Please point offenders in this direction for some education!

» Ofcom: A User’s Guide to Telephone Numbering
» Ofcom: Telephone Numbers for drama purposes

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