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For a phone number like this:

05 40 33 25 98

If you were to say it to someone, would you start:

zéro-cinq quarante ...

Or because phone numbers in France usually start with zero, just:

cinq quarante ...

For other cases:

01 42 05 50 50

... quarante-deux zéro-cinq cinquante ... ?

01 40 13 00 28

... treize zéro-zéro vingt-huit ?

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up vote 9 down vote accepted

You should always pronounce leading zeros, and indeed say “zéro zéro” whenever a “block” of two digits is made of 0s.

01 47 20 00 01

is pronounced

zéro un, quarante-sept, vingt, zéro zéro, zéro un.

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Arghhh, ça faisait bien deux ans que j'avais été épargné par cette pub. Ça mériterait un -1 ! Mais bon, +1 parce que tu as ajouté les virgules. Dans la pub on ne les entend pas et ça m'aura toujours empêché de retenir ce numéro (à vrai dire… tant mieux). –  Stéphane Gimenez Jun 17 at 18:42
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Also relevant –  Evpok Jun 17 at 19:45

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