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French language question: phone etiquette

On an upcoming trip, I may need to make phone calls to French hotels. Recently I heard a French lesson podcast in which they said that one idiomatic/typical way native speakers open a phone call is something like: "Bonjour! M. Jones a l'appareil." This was translated on the podcast as literally meaning: "M. Jones at the handset." Does this sound correct, to you French speakers out there? Is this a good way to handle it?

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