You may enter your Landline Telephone and Mobile Telephone numbers in your Profile.
For certain automation features, such as sending text messages or joining in conference calls, our system needs to be able to convert your phone numbers into a standard international format. The standard international format is, generally, the plus sign "+" followed by your national country code followed by your full phone number with leading zeroes stripped. Here are some examples:
You do not need to enter your phone numbers in this strict format. All that we ask is that you enter your numbers in a way that can be programmatically converted into the strict international format. For example, if you are based in the United States, which has country code "1", then you could enter your phone number as (425) 882-8080. Our software will strip all non-digits, making that 42588280880. Our software will then see that the resulting number does not start with a "+" or with country code "1", so those elements will be added, making "+14258828080".
There are a few situations where you may need to take extra care in entering your number:
If the Country selection in your profile is different than the country where your phone is registered, then our automated method for adding the country dialing code will break. In that case, you should enter your full international number starting with "+". Our system will treat any phone number with its own leading "+" as being already in a perfect international format. We will strip any non-digit characters (spaces, parentheses, dashes) but otherwise we will do not rewrite the number.
If you reside in an overseas territory with its own international dialing format, then again you should enter your full international number, starting with the "+". For example, residents of the British Virgin Islands are citizens of the United Kingdom and would select "United Kingdom" as their Country in their account profile. However, calls to the British Virgin Islands use the United States country code 1 rather than UK country code 44.
If you want to enter your phone numbers for manual calling, but you do not want our automated systems to parse your numbers into their international format, then you may either preface your number with three or more blank spaces, or include any letters in the input. For example, " (425) 882-8080" or "(425) 882-8080 ext 5555".