1 phone number 2contacts

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by waffabix, May 12, 2008.

  1. waffabix macrumors newbie

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    I have 2 contacts that have separate mobile numbers however both live at the same address and therefore have the same landline number. How would the iphone deal with this?:confused:
     
  2. viggen61 macrumors 6502

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    Far as making the entry into the contacts list, I don't see it would be an issue. You'd simply have two contacts that happen to have a number in common.

    The only time I'd see a problem would be when you get an incoming call. The call would probably show up as being from the contact that appears first in the list. You'll just have to be aware of the possibilities...

    I'm sure this happens all the time what with married friends where you have two separate contacts in your list, with the same landline #.:apple:
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    For people with the same last name (like my parents) it shows something like "John or Jane Lastname".
     
  4. IlliniDude macrumors regular

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    I've had this happen while I was still in the process of tranferring my numbers to my iphone. Callr ID will show all contacts that have that phone number. In my case it was my girlfriend's Treo calling me. I had stored the number under her name, but had another entry called "Sarah Treo"

    When she called it said "Sarah Lastname or Sarah Treo"
     
  5. waffabix thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fantastic guys thanks to all for your help. All of my current phones haven't dealt with this properly they have all just shown the number and not the contact id the number is stored in more than one contact in the address book.

    Another tick against the iphone, can't wait for the update so i can go buy mine !!!!!

    once again thanks to all who helped:D
     

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