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i want to organize my business contacts in Outlook 2010(on Windows 7 Professional) and then synchronize them with my HTC Sensation. But when i enter mobile phone number in format +421900000000(+421 is international prefix for Slovakia) Outlook removes +(plus) sign from beginning of number(i need this format for my HTC). How can i set up Outlook to not remove + from numbers? Thanks

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Actually, Outlook does not remove pluses if you have your Windows' Dialing Rules setup correctly. Make sure you have your area code entered in Windows' Dialing Rules (Phone and Modem in the Control Panel).

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mega thx thims, thats works superbly and you saved me from long editing ;-) –  user124981 Mar 27 '12 at 10:24
But, this doesn't support using + in the "If you dial a number to access an outside line, what is it?" field. I know 00 is an alternative, but really, afaik + is the standard for this. I've also heard that some smart-phones doesn't actually even support 00. –  Spiralis Jun 14 '14 at 13:42

What also works is just entering the data in their format, so "+xx", space, "(xxx)", space, "xxxxxxx". Just in case you can't find the modem settings like me or do not want to change them.

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You can use space between area code and main number, for example Outlook converts "+77771234567" in this format "77771234567" in fact deletes + in the beginning.

If you will change it to this format "+7 7771234567" Outlook will understood that +7 is area code and will leave it as is. e.g. if you have database with list of numbers you can easily edit them all.

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