Subject: Re: London Phone Numbers

A couple of years ago the UK changed some numbers forcing the substitution of a 1 where the 0 used to be and dropped on calls from the US. Thus, a friend whose number for me started 011 44 268 XXXXXXX became 011 44 1268 XXXXXX. I have found on occasion that if I am trying an unfamiliar number in the UK and it fails, I substitute a 1 for the 0 we have always dropped and gotten through.

Tom in Carlisle.