When asking for phone number (open to international users), which is better?

  1. Have a separate field for area code.
  2. Let them choose just the country code and let them type in whatever comes next (area code + phone num.)

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Country code should be enough. What if the user inserts a cellphone number?

Here in Sweden we don't have areacodes except for landlines; but even then you might get something completely different.

So option 2 is best here.

  • Agreed. I might make the label on the phone number field say "Phone No. (incl. Area or City Code if needed)", just in case - never assume that your users will automatically know to include it... Commented Aug 1, 2018 at 11:58

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