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    Business Cards

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    For the time being my home is my office, that is to say one of the spare bedrooms has my office equipment located within it. I'm tussling with myself concerning the labelling on my business card for my work place phone number.

    Which label best describes my work place (as described above)?
    • Home:
    • Office:
    • Work:
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    Phone number. Given that I'm in the export business, the phone number format I've opted for is as follows:

    e.g. (+66-2) 123-4567

    In the event that I hand a card to a local native of Thailand, is it safe to assume that he/she will know to drop the +66 portion of the number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoyEric
    e.g. (+66-2) 123-4567 In the event that I hand a card to a local native of Thailand, is it safe to assume that he/she will know to drop the +66 portion of the number?
    I could be wrong but isn't the standard format: (+66) 2 123-4567?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoyEric
    e.g. (+66-2) 123-4567 In the event that I hand a card to a local native of Thailand, is it safe to assume that he/she will know to drop the +66 portion of the number?
    I could be wrong but isn't the standard format: (+66) 2 123-4567?
    'Tis indeed.

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    Within parenthesis should be the part an international caller drops.
    Usually the 0 in the area code.
    Dropping the country code is obvious for a local caller.

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    Seems the americans has their own idea of what should go within parenthesis.

    telephone number usability - malevolent design weblog

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    *thread has been moved as I fail to see any legal issue here*

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoyEric View Post
    1.
    For the time being my home is my office, that is to say one of the spare bedrooms has my office equipment located within it. I'm tussling with myself concerning the labelling on my business card for my work place phone number.

    Which label best describes my work place (as described above)?
    • Home:
    • Office:
    • Work:
    It depends - if your home office is your main source of income, then list it first, otherwise list your place of work. Or, make up two different sets of business cards.

    List your private number and/or handphone number last, if at all. Personally I prefer to leave them off, adding the numbers by pen if and when required.
    Quote Originally Posted by FatBoyEric View Post
    2.

    Phone number. Given that I'm in the export business, the phone number format I've opted for is as follows:

    e.g. (+66-2) 123-4567

    In the event that I hand a card to a local native of Thailand, is it safe to assume that he/she will know to drop the +66 portion of the number?
    Use +66 (0) 2123 4567 (as in a Bangkok number). I have also seen the '(0) left out, which makes it even easier for overseas callers to figure out what to call. Thais would know to add a '0' for landlines.
    Any error in tact, fact or spelling is purely due to transmissional errors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteshiva
    Use +66 (0) 2123 4567 (as in a Bangkok number). I have also seen the '(0) left out, which makes it even easier for overseas callers to figure out what to call.
    +66 (0)2 123 4567 is more logical. The trunk code (area code) with the omitted 0 in one group.

    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteshiva
    Thais would know to add a '0' for landlines.
    Hmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whiteshiva View Post
    Use +66 (0) 2123 4567 (as in a Bangkok number).
    correcto.

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    Before printing a few thousand copies of a booklet or business card, before placing that costly ad in the newspaper, be sure the phone number itself is correct. Check it several times. Then have someone else proofread it. When readers want to phone you, the number itself is far more important than any style choice.
    Indeed!

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    What about formatting a cell phone number then.

    e.g. 089 123 1234

    (+66) (08)9 123 1234?

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    +66 (0)89 123 1234..

    Never parenthesis around the country code!
    Numbers to omit when dial internationally within parenthesis.

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