what does 44 mean at the front of a phone number?

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Posted 5th Aug 2009
i know im being dumb, ive been given a number to call and i can get it. The number begins 44, there must be another number to go in front.
thanks for all your help
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What does +44 mean at the front of a phone number?

+44 is the international dialing code for the United Kingdom. Using +44 at the start of a British number allows you to call this number from outside of the UK.


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How can I convert a phone number to an international format?

If you’re abroad and want to call a British number, you’ll need to use the international calling code to do so. Here’s how to do so in 3 simple steps:

  • Take the local number you want to convert and drop the first 0 (e.g. 020 7946 0018 becomes 20 7946 0018).
  • Add + 44 to the start of this number (e.g. +44 20 7946 0018)
  • If you can’t find the + symbol on your phone, you can also use 0044 (e.g. 0044 20 7946 0018). This will also let you call the number from abroad.

What is the difference between 07 and +44 at the start of British numbers?

The difference is simple. 07 is the prefix used when dialing a British number inside the UK, while +44 is what used when dialing a British number outside the UK.

You might ask whether +44 and 07 are the same. This isn’t the case. They are two different prefixes used for two different situations. So to convert phone number to international format, you just need to take off the 07 prefix and add +44.

How do you call a +44 number from the UK

It isn’t necessary to use the +44 prefix to call British numbers inside the UK, although doing this will still let you call a number normally. For example, for the number (020) 7946 0018, you could also call +44 20 7946 0018 or 0044 20 7946 0018 inside the UK and the call will be made successfully. However, you couldn’t call (020) 7946 0018 from inside a foreign country to call this British number. So essentially does +44 mean 07? Yes!

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Uk number? Replace the 44 with a 0
+44
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0
i thought it was +44 i think you will find its a mobile number
ttwcd;5941245

i thought it was +44 i think you will find its a mobile number



nope....its a number from the UK...as said above
44 intl dialing code for the uk
the sedge;5941253

44 intl dialing code for the uk



We have a winner!
thanks so much, why dont they just put a 0 ?
craig guy;5941264

thanks so much, why dont they just put a 0 ?



Generally because if you include the country code in a number, it will work anywhere...
craig guy;5941264

thanks so much, why dont they just put a 0 ?



In case you're calling from overseas I would think? +44 will still work uk to uk...
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0044 or +44 is the international dialling code from overseas to the UK, it is used as a prefix to a UK number replacing the first 0.

0034 or +34 is the one for Spain.
+44 mean 0 as some people say but I have tried it and it dose not work. I tried it 3 times and it wouldn't accept it at all
Abiabi27yolo

+44 mean 0 as some people say but I have tried it and it dose not work. I … +44 mean 0 as some people say but I have tried it and it dose not work. I tried it 3 times and it wouldn't accept it at all



Check the rest of the number you're dialling then... +44 is the international dialling code for the UK. Just remove it and replace with a 0, that's all you need to do.
If your number already starts with a 0, eg 02567892, then for international calls to the UK where you have a +44 you remove the 0 so it would be +442567892 for calling from the Uk or overseas. If you only want uk to uk calls, then you can remove the +44 part completely if you want and then just have the 02567892 number.
MrSprkle19 h, 53 m ago

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Hahahahahahahahaha not funny ...
Billy_Casper05/08/2009 16:05

Uk number? Replace the 44 with a 0


"+44" is the country code for UK but there are different ones for different countries obviously and you don't need to replace the +44 you can just add the number your dialling instead of placing the "0" just start with the next number.
Farhaanah_Varachhia11 m ago

"+44" is the country code for UK but there are different ones for …"+44" is the country code for UK but there are different ones for different countries obviously and you don't need to replace the +44 you can just add the number your dialling instead of placing the "0" just start with the next number.



Well, it was back in 2009.

I wonder if it is still the case now this thread has been resurrected.
Resurrection of perhaps the most stupid question ever submitted. Google did exist back then.
+44 for the UK is the international dialling code for both mobile and landline,,,lose the first '0'.
eg landline LEEDS from within UK is 0113 1234567,,from abroad its +(or 0) 44 113 1234567.
That is only valid within the European union.Americans have to dial 121 113 1234567. Dont hold me to the 121 but I've recently been phoning various countries and 121 pops to mind.
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