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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by johnc4510, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. johnc4510

    johnc4510 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Which is the proper syntax for phone numbers in gmail contacts?

    a. 1-555-555-5555

    or

    b. 555-555-5555

    I get my phone Monday and I want the sync with gmail to be right.

    Thanks
     



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  2. Mixmaster300

    Mixmaster300 Guest

    I have all mine entered like option B, without the 1.
     
  3. Barbara

    Barbara Android Expert

    My dad is long distance for me so I have the 1 for him. The local numbers have no 1. But, I believe with the latest update you don't need the area code anymore if they are local, even for sms but I still have the area code in there anyway.
     
  4. johnc4510

    johnc4510 Lurker
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    Thanks Mixmaster!
     
  5. johnc4510

    johnc4510 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Barbara....thx for the info. I'm going to put all area codes in since I do some traveling.
     
  6. scorpio21

    scorpio21 Newbie

    Just wondering, but does it matter? I have all my phone number contacts (long distance or not) set as: (555) 555-5555 and I've had no issues whatsoever.
     
  7. John Frykman

    John Frykman Newbie

    Dashes and parentheses are not transmitted. You could just as easily use 555.555.5555, or even 5555555555. The dashes, dots and parentheses are jut to help people see and remember all the numbers. Some programs will automatically format phone numbers but a dialer doesn't need formatting.
     
  8. Hegemony

    Hegemony Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter. I have all my contacts without the '1' even if they are long distance. I think phone networks are just smart enough these days to assume certain things.
     
  9. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert

    Heh, most of my contacts have the 1 at the beginning. I used to have the first gen iPhone, and if they didn't then the caller id didn't work properly. I sync my address book on my mac to my gmail contacts, so they all have the 1. Too lazy to remove.
     
  10. Telexen

    Telexen Well-Known Member

    I believe Google Voice needs the 1...I format all my contacts that way (got used to old phones requiring the "+1...").
     

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