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I couldn't come up with much more than simply putting (Default) next to the number, which I'm not too fond of.

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In this context, what does a default phone number mean? –  Levi Morrison Nov 29 '11 at 18:44
    
Your way is absolutely fine. –  Vitaly Mijiritsky Nov 30 '11 at 6:47

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Primary

You could also use a visual identifier that could move based on which number was the primary number. This visual would need to also provide a textual explanation via a hover of the visual or other means.

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thanks! i think primary is a better word to use here also. –  mybilly Nov 30 '11 at 15:38

You could just ask them to provide a primary contact number and later in the form ask them if the number was a home ,office or mobile number by using radio buttons if you are interested in that information

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