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? Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 18:44
  • Your way is absolutely fine. Commented Nov 30, 2011 at 6:47

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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.

  • thanks! i think primary is a better word to use here also.
    – mybilly
    Commented Nov 30, 2011 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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