Here is the specific situation I'm facing.
I called someone and they required some information (an id of some sort) which I didn't have at hand, so I asked them to hold so I could get it. After I was ready, I wanted to ask the person if they're also ready so I could spell the id out for them, however I couldn't say "Are you ready?", since it was a formal situation. Instead I said "Should I say it?" which didn't sound right at all. What would have been the best phrase here?

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    You could say, "OK, I have the ID number now. Please let me know when you're ready." – Tᴚoɯɐuo May 24 '17 at 14:05

@Tᴚoɯɐuo's answer is the most common and usual

OK, I have the ID number now. Please let me know when you're ready.


I have it now. Are you ready?

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    I agree with this answer. Although the OP said, "I couldn't say 'Are you ready?' since it was a formal situation," I'm having a hard time imagining a phone call so formal that "Are you ready?" would be too informal to use. – J.R. May 24 '17 at 18:32

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