Fax Number Examples and Format - International, Long-Distance and Local
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Interfax is designed to be as similar to dialling your fax machine as possible. The principle is to specify a fax number as if you were dialling it from your standard phone. However, you may add access codes (long-distance, international), as well as country codes and area codes. In case no explicit access codes or prefixes are specified, Interfax will automatically add them according to your user settings.
For reading convenience, a fax number may contain any characters, such as hyphens, parentheses etc. Any non-digit character is ignored, with the exception of a plus sign, which is used as a generic International Access Code.
Fax numbers that contain brackets needs to be written as quoted string, see examples below.
The safest fax number format
If you are not sure what your user settings are, simply use the following standard international access notation:
for example: +1-212-9876543
Other international fax number examples
User is configured to dial from New York, NY, USA.
Faxing from US to UK:
Option 1: +44 161 999 8888
Option 2: "011 44 (161) 999 8888"
Note that a US-based user (as defined in account defaults) can dial the US-specific international access code 011.
User wishes to send a fax to another area within the United States:
Option 1: 1-408-999 8888
Option 2: "+1 (408) 999 8888"
User wishes to send a fax to another phone number IN New York:
Option 1: 222 8888
Option 2: 1-212-222 8888
Option 3: "+1 (212) 222 8888"
User is configured to dial from London, UK.
User wishes to send a fax to another country (USA, with country code '1'):
Option 1: +1 212 999 8888
Option 2: "001 (212) 999 8888"
Note that a UK-based user (as defined in account defaults) can dial the UK-specific international access code 00.
User wishes to send a fax to another area within the UK:
Option 1: 0161 999 8888
Option 2: "+44 (161) 999 8888"
User wishes to send a fax to another phone number IN London:
Option 1: 2222 8888
Option 2: 01-2222 8888
Option 3: +44 1-2222 8888
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