save a Phone number without Brackets ( ) in Outlook 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi ,

    Normally i'm following to save any Phone Number with international Country code.

    example : + 61 1234567890

    but when i save any U.S. related Phone number it is getting save with a Brackets ( ).

    example : +1 (123) 456-7890 .

    i don't want to save it with Brackets and Hyphen .

    please advise me on this.

    Regards, COMDINI

    Wednesday, December 25, 2013 2:08 PM


  • Hi,

    We can't do this in Outlook 2013.

    In Outlook 2010 and earlier version, we can set Outlook to not format numbers. Open Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Phone and Modem, and choose International Freephone Service from “What country/region are you in now?” drop-list.

    More information, please refer to the following article:


    Just as the article saying, “The only method I know of that will keep the format as one number, e.g. 4405551212, is entering too many numbers for your location; for example 44055512121 will stay as a single 11 digit number. The number can be dialed (unless your device blocks it) as the phone system ignores the extra number at the end.”


    Steve Fan
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Steve Fan Friday, January 3, 2014 1:10 AM
    Thursday, December 26, 2013 5:48 AM