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What's the point of showing (###)###-#### for phone format?

  1. I can enter almost any number format in there, it seems. So, why display this text underneath the field as instruction (requirement?) to the user if it's not required? Requiring that rigid format would be silly anyway, so I just wonder why that is under the field?

    I have tried 8885551212 and 888-555-1212 and both worked.

    I've mentioned the space after the area code closing paren before:
    http://forum.gravityhelp.com/topic/modify-phone-format-to-put-space-after-close-paren

    Now after entering data a few times, the format suggestion displayed is apparently ignored so why display that to the visitor anyway? Just let them enter their phone number.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday October 23, 2009 | Permalink
  2. mikepeyzner
    Member

    I agree, making it cleaner will only improve usability.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday October 23, 2009 | Permalink
  3. Good points, we will look into improving this in a future release.

    Posted 9 years ago on Friday October 23, 2009 | Permalink
  4. cnymike
    Member

    Another vote for improving this. It seems unnecessary and I don't like the lack of a space after the area code final parenthesis and prefix of phone number either.

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday October 8, 2010 | Permalink
  5. George
    Member

    555-555-1212 Format works for me... The (555) is just awkward.

    Posted 8 years ago on Friday October 8, 2010 | Permalink

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