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I'm trying to create a Google account but I fail the verification. The problem is that I get this message:

This phone number format is not recognized. Please check the country and number.

I have selected United States as my country and the number is in this form: +153390XXXXX. I have also tried entering the number in the form 53390XXXXX.

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Try +(1)(533)(90XXXXX). You are halfway between two formats. –  David Schwartz Aug 30 '12 at 1:14
Also try 00153390XXXXX –  terdon Aug 30 '12 at 1:18
none of the above work..i get the same message. This f-in incredible...anybody know how i can contact google? –  olitzadobric Aug 30 '12 at 1:30
or maybe a google tech could reading this could provide some assistance –  olitzadobric Aug 30 '12 at 1:38
Possibly because 533 is a "non-geographic" area code. It's not tied to a particular place and so they won't use it to verify you. –  Al E. Aug 30 '12 at 13:03
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