Edit phone number

You can add your mobile, home, or other phone numbers to your Skype for Business (Lync) contact card. You can add parentheses and dashes for readability, but Skype for Business (Lync) stores the number in international dialing format.

Lync phone number example showing international dialing format

Important: Skype for Business (Lync) doesn’t support pauses, extension numbers, or special access codes. Use the keypad to enter the extension number or access code once the call is connected.

However, see the tip below if you want to enter an extension number that is displayed but not dialed.

See also: Edit your copy of someone's contact information.

International phone number format

When adding international phone numbers, type the + sign, then the country code followed by the local number.

See the examples below, or search for your own country code.

Recipient's country/region

Country/ code

Local phone number

International phone number for Skype for Business (Lync)

China

86

(12) 3456789

+86123456789

France

33

01 02 03 04 05

+330102030405

United Kingdom

44

12345 678 910

+4412345678910

United States

1

(555) 555-0155

+15555550155

Venezuela

58

58 (3456) 789, 10, 11

+5834567891011

Tips:  You can enter an extension or access code that is displayed but not dialed:

  1. Enter the number in international format, beginning with a plus sign.

  2. Add a space at the end of the phone number, enter an X (for extension) or other special character, and then enter the extension number.

Lync edit phone number with extension added

  1. Skype for Business (Lync) dials only the main number.

  2. Once the call is connected, use the Skype for Business (Lync) keypad to enter the extension number or access code.

Lync main window tabs with keypad highlighted

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