08-15-2007, 08:24 AM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Solon, OH, USA
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I always save my contacts' numbers in the format that allows for transparent international dialing, i.e.,
+1 555 444 6666
+44 666 777 888 999
+91 222 333 444
Except for TFNs like 800, 888, 877, 866, etc since those don't using work outside of the U.S. or Canada anyways.
Adding the +1 hasn't created a problem when dial from the U.S. (I believe voicemail now defaults to your phone +1, for U.S. numbers). I started doing this after my first blackberry didn't have the + plus sign in front of the stored voicemail number, and I couldn't retrieve voicemail while abroad using the stored number. So since then, I've done the same for all of my contacts. It doesn't create any additional charges while in the U.S, and increases transparency while dialing abroad. The only P.I.T.A. is you may need to do a one-time modification of all of your phone numbers. If you have secretary or assistant, this is a good bit of busy work he or she can tackle for you.
Not sure if this helps, but that's how I do it.
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