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International Phone Numbers

Phone Number Formats

The preferred number format is International Number Format. The following table gives a few examples of how to convert a local number into an International Format number

The recipient is in Their country code Their local number Their International Format number
China 86 (10) 69445464 861069445464
France 33 06 87 71 23 45 33687712345
Nigeria 234 080312345 23480312345
United Kingdom 44 07700 954 321 447700954321
United States 1 (954) 555-1234 19545551234
Venezuela 58 (0295) 416,72,16

Numbers in International Format should only contain the digits 0123456789. There should be no spaces or punctuation. Numbers must start with the country code of the country that you want your messages to be delivered to.

Do not include the international dialing prefix which is often 011 (e.g. in the USA), 00 (e.g. in Europe, South America) but is sometimes 001 (e.g. in Japan) or 009 (in Nigeria) etc.

Test numbers

If you need to test your access to our service you can do so by sending messages to any number in the UK number range

4477009 00000 to 4477009 99999

for example to 447700912345

Messages to these numbers will be processed in the normal way - but

  • They will be visible online in the Call Data Record lists
  • They will not be charged to your account
  • They will not be passed to any network operator.


Related Links
bullet point Global Coverage lists
bullet point World Telephone Numbering Guide
bullet point ITU - International Telecommunications Union - International Numbering Resources
bullet point North American Numbering Plan Administration - NANP
bullet point Canadian Number Administrator - CNA

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