Reply to post: Re: At 7 bytes per stored phone number

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JulieM Silver badge
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Re: At 7 bytes per stored phone number

Phone numbers only contain the digits 0-9, *, #, + and P, so you can cram 14 digits into 7 bytes. In fact you can use the same representation for + (IDD prefix, which only ever appears at the beginning of a number) and P (pause, which never appears at the beginning of a number).

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