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I found this option in my Lumia 920 in the settings of the Phone app. Can anybody tell me how it works?

I cannot find any good description in the net. Obviously, this phrase from the official page is not enough:

The International Assist option, which is enabled by default, is designed to automatically correct the most common errors that are made when dialing international numbers.

I'd like to know what rules and when are applied to the numbers I'm trying to dial.

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It looks like international assist detects when the '+' symbol is needed and can tell when you are missing needed country codes (like 0044) and adds them.

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    Can anybody confirm that or give samples from real life when this worked? – TecMan Mar 26 '14 at 14:10
  • @TecMan International assist indeed does that. It adds a +91(country code of India) to calls I make within India. The country code is not needed since I am calling within my country. But atleast the call works fine with the country code. – Kolappan Nathan Apr 1 '16 at 22:08
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"The International Assist option, which is enabled by default, is designed to automatically correct the most common errors that are made when dialing international numbers."

The International Assist option

  • Guys, don't place links to those stupid descriptions with "zero value" - better tell me what errors and how are fixed by the system. – TecMan Mar 26 '14 at 8:25
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    @TecMan. Perhaps you should improve your question to include what details you are looking for. You phrased it in a very generic way. – akid Mar 26 '14 at 9:19
  • @TecMan, If you know something about the thing you're asking, express it in your question. And ask what you really need. – N K Mar 26 '14 at 10:43
  • @NK, it seems I detailed the question as needed. I really do not have any idea of how this option can affect the numbers I'm entering, dialing, etc. – TecMan Mar 26 '14 at 10:51
  • "international assist" is a misnomer, it's should be "international get things wrong". I have a UK phone and was roaming in Austria. I tried to dial a local number, say 06661234567, by dialling 00436661234567 as one should. The stupid "feature" stripped off the 0043 and then of course the call wouldn't go through. I can find no description of what the feature tries to do. My recommendation is to turn if OFF. It certainly should not be ON by default. – user5774 Apr 18 '14 at 12:42

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