AP changes phone number style
And enters the modern era. Gone are the parentheses around area codes, a practice dropped long ago in many publications. Now, it's just 212-555-1212.
The complete new entry:
Use figures. The form: 212-621-1500. For international numbers use 011 (from the United States), the country code, the city code and the telephone number: 011-44-20-7535-1515. Use hyphens, not periods.The form for toll-free numbers: 800-111-1000.If extension numbers are needed, use a comma to separate the main number from the extension: 212-621-1500, ext. 2.