Example of a fax number

All fax numbers look exactly the same as phone numbers.

In fact, a fax number is a type of phone number. The only difference between the two is that a phone number has a regular telephone attached to it, and a fax number has a fax machine attached to it.

Fax machines can also have regular telephones on them, and some numbers double as both phone and fax numbers.

North American fax number format

North American (the United States, Canada, most of the Caribbean, and U.S. territories in the Pacific) numbering format includes a 3 digit area code and a seven digit phone number.

The country code “1” doubles as a trunk prefix for long distance calling within North America.

Numbers are frequently displayed as:

+1 (xxx) xxx-xxxx

U.K. fax number format

Fax numbers in the United Kingdom can vary in length.

The part of the number in brackets is the area code, and the remainder the local fax number.

When calling the U.K. from another country, drop any leading ‘0’ in the number sequence (including a ‘0’ that follows a leading ’44’ – the U.K.’s country code).

German fax number format

Germany fax numbers can vary in length.

The part of the number in brackets is the area code, and the remainder the local fax number.

When calling Germany from another country, drop any leading ‘0’ in the number sequence (including a ‘0’ that follows a leading ’49’ – Germany’s country code).

French fax number format

French fax numbers are 9 digits (10 including a leading ‘0’).

The part of the number in brackets is the area code, and the remainder the local fax number.

When calling France from another country, drop any leading ‘0’ in the number sequence (including a ‘0’ that follows a leading ’33’ – France’s country code).

Australia fax number format

Australian fax numbers are 9 digits (10 including a leading ‘0’).

The part of the number in brackets is the area code, and the remainder the local fax number.

When calling Australia from another country, drop any leading ‘0’ in the number sequence (including a ‘0’ that follows a leading ’61’ – Australia’s country code).