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    I'm sorry to ask such a dumb question. I searched everywhere and could not find anything on this.

    Anytime I make a call, the phone number that I'm calling displays like this on my phone: +18475555555. Why is there that plus sign? I'm pretty sure that was never there on my previous Curves.

    Here are some other observations. I used to have my gf's number in my phone as 555-555-5555, and an I.C.E. number as 1-555-555-5555. When she called, it would come up under her name, not I.C.E. Now, when she calls, it comes up as I.C.E., no matter the "1" or not.

    Also, as I was setting up my phone today, a prompt came up that asked me to input my area code (I think I was making my first phone call). I have never seen this before on my other Curves.

    Ultimately though, what is this plus sign? Why is it there?

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    Re: plus sign - what is it

    that number is the country code

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    Re: plus sign - what is it

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~I have also had that happen. The thing is it used to happen on my Razr when my sister called. My thought on it was, my sister and I have the same carrier. I thought it was a way of notification of the same carrier. Hmm.. Now that I think back on it, it only happened after I had used her old phone, after switching sim cards and replacing mine in her old phone. From then on the plus sign always appeared when she called me from her cell phone. Very interesting

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    Re: plus sign - what is it

    yup, all it is is the country code. US is +1 UK is +11 (i think)

    EDIT: it will usually give the plus sign when you don't have the number already on the phone or it's just unknown to your phone.

    You might want to make sure your settings are set correctly.

    CALL LOG>MENU>OPTIONS>SMART DIALING
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    Re: plus sign - what is it

    Not that it mattters but UK is + 44
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    Re: plus sign - what is it

    Thanks evilbass...I was just taking a stab at it.

    Thanks for the correction

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    Re: plus sign - what is it

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~
    also, did you get an 8320? Cause if you make your first UMA call or initially connect to it, it will ask for your area code. This is done bc when you are on uma they have no clue what area you are calling from and can't locate the closest emergency personel for you (i.e. Police, ambulance, etc). So they have you enter a default one where you are usually located.

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    Re: plus sign - what is it

    + sign stands for the IDD code ( international direct dialing)
    Country Code
    The country code is the national prefix to be used when dialing TO that particular country FROM another country. In some cases you will also need to dial a city or area code.
    IDD Prefix (International Direct Dialing)
    The IDD prefix is the international prefix needed to dial a call FROM the country TO another country. This is followed by the country code for the country you are calling . The IDD situation in many countries has been changing regularly. Some countries have multiple IDDs, with each one used by a different long-distance carrier.


    So. if you were to make a call from a landline to the UK from the US you would dial on the landline telephone 011 44 (city code) (number)


    same thing from the cell would be + 44 (city code) (number)


    From the UK to the US from a landline would be 00 1 (area code) (number)


    from the cell would be + 1 (area code) (number)


    hope that clarifies.

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    Re: plus sign - what is it

    ~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~ Ahh... Thanks everyone very much for the help. That does clear it up quite a bit. And reddog187, indeed the problem was with my settings in "smart dialing." Thanks!

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