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Zero or O

Whenever I have to give my telephone number I always use zero 1... etc or zero 7 for mobile but every time anyone repeats it back to me they always use O.
And if someone calls their number to me 100% of the time they use O whereas I always call back zero.
So, what do people here prefer; using zero or O (which, really is a 6 Wink)?

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Re: Zero or O

I say its a circle 1 etc
Nah!!!! I dont really Wink Roll eyes
Maybe it is the way that some are conditioned oops I mean eduficated in skools, collarges etc
No not a mis-spelling by accident as it is how I have seen these words spelt past few years
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Re: Zero or O

Oh.. quicker and easier to pronounce Wink
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Re: Zero or O

Zero here! Oddly, when the recipient repeats it they usually say zero too. Saves a lot of confusion!  Cheesy
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Re: Zero or O

But how many folks can determine the difference between O and 0 on a car number plate? - Not easy I can assure you!
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Re: Zero or O

I use both, depending on how drunk I am.  Tongue
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Re: Zero or O

Zero as Oh confusion doesn't sound right.
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Re: Zero or O

At a guess military families use zero, that and if you do any call centre work that is the norm during the training month.
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Re: Zero or O

If giving a number on the telephone I always say 'Zero'. Can't be any confusion then. Wink
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Re: Zero or O

Talking about confusion, my landline contains '222' and when giving the number over the phone I usually say 'treble-2'.
The number of times this has been repeated back to me as '22' or, even worse, calls not returned and when I have had to ring back they confirm that only '22' had been written down Angry

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Re: Zero or O

On TV and radio ads freephone numbers are almost always given as 'oh a tundred!', can't remember hearing 'zero' spoken in this context.  To be fair, numbers never contain the letter 'O' so it's still unambiguous (even if strictly incorrect).
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Re: Zero or O

Quote from: 7up
But how many folks can determine the difference between O and 0 on a car number plate? - Not easy I can assure you!

Is the letter O allowed on number plates?  Huh
I thought certain letters (I O Z) were not used due to possible confusion.
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Re: Zero or O

Yes it is. 
I remember as a kid travelling around in the back of Dad's old Cortina.. Reg. no. ROA 700R
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Re: Zero or O

I've naught to add.
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Re: Zero or O

Quote from: NedLudd
Is the letter O allowed on number plates?  Huh
I thought certain letters (I O Z) were not used due to possible confusion.

According to Vehicle Registration Numbers and Number Plates:
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We will not issue I,Q or Z as local office identifiers.
We will still issue existing ‘Q’ marks.
We will only use Z as a random letter.

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