Category Archives: Numbering

Telecoms company publishes complete junk in place of UK area code list.

I couldn’t believe my eyes! Here’s a telecoms company that’s so cheapskate they scanned a printed UK area code list from more than a decade ago and put it online without bothering to check it for OCR errors: http://www.countrycodes.com/areacodes/call_unitedkingdom.htm?m The … Continue reading

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Dial 999 for a taxi? NO!

Need a taxi in Southampton? Just dial 999 999, give them your address, and a car will be arriving at your door in seconds… except it will be the police, not a taxi. From the taxi firm, to the signwriter, … Continue reading

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BT Buffoonery

It seems that BT staff have not a clue between the lot of them. This error has been on their site for more than six months. For the clueless, it should say: (023) 8X – Southampton (023) 9X – Portsmouth … Continue reading

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How many errors? Really?

A lot of stuff arrives in my inbox, and occasionally there’s something vaguely interesting left to read after deleting the usual spam and junk. Once in a very long while, something very interesting turns up, and a few days ago … Continue reading

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Retards of Chelsea

Take a gander at: http://www.whittard.co.uk/editorial-content/our-stores/ NOTE (June 2011): Page redesigned and moved, but still contains the same errors: http://www.whittard.co.uk/locations Check out a few random stores… 29 Buckingham Palace Road, London. 02078 219 698 / 02078 219 698 Unit 70, Gunwharf … Continue reading

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Millions of malformed US telephone numbers

There’s now millions of US telephone numbers written as +1 (0) xxx xxx xxxx if you search in Google for [tel “+1 (0)” usa] with the quotes and spaces typed exactly as shown. That’s completely crazy, because the US does … Continue reading

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Seriously, you cannot really be this stupid?

Cardiff telephone numbers changed over to the 029 area code in April 2000. At that time, local numbers changed from 6 to 8 digits, by prefixing the digits ’20’ onto the beginning of the local number. From then on, local … Continue reading

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