phone number

  

Definition

String of specific numbers that a telephone or cell phone user can dial to reach another telephone or mobile phone. In the US, a phone number consists of 10 numeric digits, and sometimes requires dialing a 1 (the US country code) before the 10 digits. The first 3 digits are the area code, which are unique to a geographical location, and then the remaining 7 digits are unique to each device or user. In instances where a phone number consists of words/letters, the letters correspond to the specific number on the telephone keypad. For example, if a phone number was 555-TESTING, the letter ‘T' would correspond to the number 8, the letter ‘E' would correspond to the number 3, ‘S' to 7, and so on. A person wanting to dial the number 555-TESTING would have to dial 555-837-8464 to achieve their goal.

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  • I asked the man for his phone number, so I could call him at a later date and see if he wanted to play basketball with us.

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  • If you have a delivery business you should make sure to put your phone number in your ad campaigns so people know it.

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  • You should always try to market your businesses phone number so that people can get ahold of you if they have questions.

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