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Old 05-17-2010, 07:39 PM   #1
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Twelve Digit Phone Number

I got a phone call on my cell phone from a twelve digit number. How can a phone number have twelve digits? I was a way from my phone so I didn't answer it but I am curious how a phone number can have twelve digits compared to the normal ten.

The phone number as it appears on my phone is: 821-391-XXXXXX
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I just Googled "twelve digit phone number" and got "about" 2,290,000 results in .14 seconds.
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:00 PM   #4
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82 is the international country code for Korea, so maybe that was it.

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And 39 is Italy....and Vatican City. Hey, it could have been the Pope on his cell phone looking for you!
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Old 05-17-2010, 08:04 PM   #6
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82 is the international country code for Korea, so maybe that was it.

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That makes a lot of sense. I am going to South Korea on a study abroad program in June. Thanks
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That makes a lot of sense. I am going to South Korea on a study abroad program in June. Thanks
Have a great time. It's a wonderful country with a very rich history.
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It's a Korean annuity salesman working the time zone differential to his advantage...
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