Sonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1100 times:
In Lithuania it is ussually with dashes, like 25-89-65 or 258-965. As for prefix, it is ussually in brackets (state prefix) or just simply written (city prefix). Like 8-5, prefix of Vilnius. Dash here means that you have to wait after pressing 8.
Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1099 times:
Maybe because it takes up two less character spaces when writing it? I started using this system years ago @ work because of that very reason, however, I do believe I saw it long ago (where the phone numbering system was different) in Europe - that is, using decimal points and no parentheses...Jack
Aloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8705 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1072 times:
"European Look"? Well, it's certainly not common in Germany. We use various ways to write a phone number, for example 0800 5678 111 or (0800) 5678111 or 0800/5678111 or 0800-5678111; there are more. But I can't remember having seen dots in Germany.
Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7776 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1047 times:
Superfly, I think that is the most memorable phone number out there... well for anyone who spent anytime living in Chicagoland. Now that Empire carpet advertises nationally it is 1-800-588-2300... not quite as catchy, but still reminds me of being a little kid back in Chicago.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia
JetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 980 times:
Superfly, I remember that from when we had WGN on our cable system. I also remember that annoying Bob ROOOOOOHRman. Then he goes and buys a batch of dealerships in Fort Wayne. UGH!!!!
As for the decimals, the reason that is becoming popular is because this format is associated with technology (like a URL). Businesses think it gives them the appearence of being 'cutting edge'. Our company just released all their branding guidelines and all the business cards, fax cover sheets, etc use this.
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5509 posts, RR: 28
Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 955 times:
There is another reason- since ten digit dialing is becoming the norm, rather than the exception, expressing phone numbers as a cohesive unit makes more sense. As for the periods rater than spaces or dashes, I think it is mostly a style thing.
The first place I ever saw that practice was when TRW took over my company the mid eighties; they had a style manual with all sorts of directives as to how things were don and how they should look... the dots were a part of that. Unique then; ubiquitous, now.
As for Chicago numbers, what about National Two Nine Thousand?
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
IloveBOI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 957 times:
Anyone seen or remember that cheesy, uh, Yaffa commercials? The 1980s like commercial played in the late 1990s and I am now seeing the commercial again. It's a fake exaggerated exciting sound made by this woman...
They are new!
They are hot, new laundry holders!
You can stack 'em up just like skyscrapers!
Just dial, 1-800-455-YAFFA!!!!!!
S.p.a.s. From Liechtenstein, joined Mar 2001, 966 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 891 times:
Here our numbers are written this way:
200-3311 or 6265-6456
For the city code
0xxCC where CC is city code, and xx is the long distance phone company (mandatory), ie. 21 (021CC) could be AT&T, 15 Bell South, 23 British Telecom and so on...(off course, those are not the actual companies)