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How to add country/area code to a phone number list in Excel?

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For instance, you have a list of phone numbers, and now, your job is to add the same area code to each phone number of the list as below screenshot shown. Obviously, you can add the area code to them one by one manually, but it must be boring and time-wasted if there are hundreds of phone numbers in the list. This tutorial is talking about the tricks to quickly add same country or area code to a list of phone numbers in Excel.
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1. Select a blank cell next to the phone number, take instance, C1, type this formula ="020"&A2 into it, and press Enter key, the drag the AutoFill handle from the right corner of the cell down to fill this formula to the cells you need. See screenshots:

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Tip: In the formula, “020”is the area code or country code you want to add to each phone number, and A1 is the cell you want to add code number, you can change them as your need.

If you do not like to use formula to solve this job, I can introduce a handy tool – Kutools for Excel for you. With Kutools for Excel’s Add Text function, you can quickly add a same text string to every cell of a list in the same location.

Kutools for Excel, with more than 300 handy functions, makes your jobs more easier. 

After installing Kutools for Excel, please do as below:(Free Download Kutools for Excel Now!)

1. Select all thephone numbers in the list you need, and click Kutools > Text > Add Text. See screenshot:

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2. In the Add Text dialog, enter the area/country code you want to add in the Text box, and check Before first character option, you can preview the results in the right pane. See screenshot:
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3. Click Ok or Apply, and you can see each phone number in the list has been added with the same area code.
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Tip: The Add Text utility will add area code or country code into phone number cells directly. As a result, you had better paste and save the original data in another location before applying this utility.

Note: With Add Text of Kutools for Excel, you also can add same text string to several positions of each cell as below screenshot shown:

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    Murali · 5 months ago
    Thank you for the quick help!! it solved lot of time for me.
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    Ingrid · 1 years ago
    How to add different Country or Area Code to A List Of Numbers?
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      Sunny · 1 years ago
      To add differenct Country or Area Code you only can handle it manually.
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    rushikesh · 2 years ago
    i m trying to add the 91 content in .csv file but after adding 91 we get below content.

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      Sunny · 2 years ago
      Hi, rushikesh, before you adding contents, you can try to format cells to text.
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    RIDDHI · 2 years ago
    HI ,


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      Sunny · 2 years ago
      Hi, RIDDHI, have you tried this formula =A1&"+91"?
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    iand · 3 years ago
    how can i add +8801756472315 , + does not add , please help me
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      Kel · 2 years ago
      Just put a ' before the +
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      Sunny · 3 years ago
      Both of the formula and Add Text work. Did you miss the quotes""?