Why do US phone numbers use hyphens while different countries don’t?

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Just makes it easier to read the numbers for most people. You don't need the hyphens to dial the numbers.

    Also is a hold over when numbers were area code, Prefix and the rest would tell you the exchange, where in the city a particular number would be. Now with number porting, it's pretty much just a number attached to an account on any cell carrier. 

  • 1 month ago

    Ask a phone company.

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Easier to read the numbers.

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