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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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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). Commented Jun 17, 2014 at 18:42
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    Also relevant
    – Evpok
    Commented Jun 17, 2014 at 19:45

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