# Thread: You can call/contact me at/on this number. Which combination is more common?

1. ## You can call/contact me at/on this number. Which combination is more common?

When you give someone your contact number and ask him or her to contact you on/at that number how would you ask him or her to contact you at/on the same number?

Here is my business/visiting/contact card. You can call/contact/reach me at/on this number.

Kindly let me know which combination is more common and natural among native speakers.

Regards,
Aamir the Global Citizen :)

2. ## Re: You can call/contact me at/on this number. Which combination is more common?

"Here's my card. You can contact me on that number."

However, it would be a bit pointless to give someone a card with a phone number on if you can't be reached at that number! I'd just go with "Here's my card".

3. ## Re: You can call/contact me at/on this number. Which combination is more common?

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
"Here's my card. You can contact me on that number."

However, it would be a bit pointless to give someone a card with a phone number on if you can't be reached at that number! I'd just go with "Here's my card".
There is a possibility that there are more than one number or may be three numbers and since the card was printed a couple of years ago the person may not be using one or two of them and only one of the numbers is currently active.

4. ## Re: You can call/contact me at/on this number. Which combination is more common?

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
"Here's my card. You can contact me on that number."

However, it would be a bit pointless to give someone a card with a phone number on if you can't be reached at that number! I'd just go with "Here's my card".
From what I can see in your answer. You have used two "prepositions"

"Here's my card. You can contact me on that number."
And
"if you can't be reached at that number! I'd just go with "Here's my card".

So can both the prepositions "on" and "at" be used with "number" or "at" is used while you use the verb "reach"? as "You can reach me at this number" and should we use the preposition "on" while we use "contact", "You can contact me on this number" or "You can contact me at this number" is also correct?

5. ## Re: You can call/contact me at/on this number. Which combination is more common?

Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq
There is a possibility that there are is more than one number, or may be maybe three numbers. and Since the card was printed a couple of years ago, the person may not be using one or two of them and only one of the numbers is currently active.
See above. I hope that person doesn't expect to be successful in whatever business they're in, if they're that disorganised with their business cards!

However, let's assume you're right. I would say "Here's my card. You can reach me at the first/second/third number".

6. ## Re: You can call/contact me at/on this number. Which combination is more common?

Originally Posted by emsr2d2
See above. I hope that person doesn't expect to be successful in whatever business they're in, if they're that disorganised with their business cards!

However, let's assume you're right. I would say "Here's my card. You can reach me at the first/second/third number".
You are absolutely right, however, it has become a common practice in Pakistan among those who run low-profile businesses like those who are shop keepers or local vendors, they can't afford to spend money on printing fresh cards, so they just let their clients know which of those numbers are active and non-active.

7. ## Re: You can call/contact me at/on this number. Which combination is more common?

Why don't they just cross out/delete/strike through the non-active numbers?

8. ## Re: You can call/contact me at/on this number. Which combination is more common?

I'd use only on.

9. ## Re: You can call/contact me at/on this number. Which combination is more common?

Originally Posted by Aamir Tariq
When you give someone your contact number and ask him or her to contact you at that number how would you ask him or her to contact you at the same number?

Here is my business card. You can call/contact/reach me at this number.

Kindly let me know which combination is more common and natural among native speakers.

Regards,
Aamir the Global Citizen :)
Call, contact, and reach are all fine. We call them business cards. Only at is correct. It's fine to hand someone a business card and say "You can call me at this number."

10. ## Re: You can call/contact me at/on this number. Which combination is more common?

Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein
Only at is correct.
In BE, 'on' is just fine.

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