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Telephone Number, Format 2

FDA Data Element Number. None.

CDER Data Element Number. C-GEN-10205

Data Element Name. Telephone Number, Format 2.

Description. This standard provides format specifications for representing the telephone number for all foreign countries, excluding the Bahamas, Bermuda, and Canada.

Source. Bell Atlantic directory.

Relationship. See Country Code and City Code.

FDA Specifications. None.

CDER Specifications. Telephone Number, Format 2 is represented by numeric text of fifteen characters. Punctuation in the form of hyphens and parentheses shall be permitted.

FDA Approved Date.

CDER Approved Date. January 10, 1995.

FDA Revised Date.

CDER Revised Date.

Data Values. Literal. Letters shall be converted to numbers in the following way:

A, B, and C   2
D, E, and F   3
G, H, and I   4
J, K, and L   5
M, N, and O   6
P, R, and S   7
T, U, and V   8
W, X, and Y   9