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phone field comparison and formatting

how do we compare phone in lead/account objects in soql where phone in ('111-222-3334','111-222-3335') ..


salesforce  stores phone numbers in various fomrats like (xxx) xxx-xxxx , xxx-xxx-xxxx,xxxxxxxxx . Is there an efficient way to compare across all these formats?


one poss soln - create a new field and store all phone numbers in same format -eg. xxxxxxxxxx.