what does a + next to a number mean?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 55test55, May 6, 2010.

  1. 55test55 macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2009
    Eh? i think it means that the number has been in your phone before?
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
    Steve did say it would be an A+ update after all :D lol
  3. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    The "+" is Cellphone short code for International Access. If you are in the US, it just means that you received the number, and didn't enter it yourself (at least that is what I can tell).

  4. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    International calling code.

    So to call international from anywhere I just need + at the start of the number before the country code and I don't need to remember the local int. dialling number.
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    + is for International codes... example:

    if you dial to the US you must dial +1 before the area code...

    if you are calling to a foreign country (say Honduras) from inside the US. you say

    +1 (504)-area code-number
  6. sgar macrumors newbie

    Aug 19, 2008
    Ok, lets say you call a number in the UK, int. code is 0044, you can use +44, so it can be used instead of the zero.
  7. toomanyphones macrumors member

    Jun 20, 2009
    Skype and Cellphones uses the +(country code)(area code)(number) format. If you save all your numbers that way, you don't have to do anything different whether you are calling local or long distant.

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