Receiving sms/text message display number

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ScottDrummer, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. ScottDrummer macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Ive seen this asked before but I cant seem to find the thread.

    basically my contacts are stored in Uk format on my phone, synced from iTunes
    i.e 01234 567890
    however when i receive a text, i dont get the name of the contact show on the screen i get +44 1234 567890

    anyone know how i can fix this ?
    Thanks
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    #2
    Just a guess but do you have International Assist turned on?

    settings>phone>international assist
     
  3. ScottDrummer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #3
    mm i dont have that setting in settings>phone>
    i have
    contacts - sort order
    display order
    calls - call forwarding
    call waiting
    show my caller id
    tty
    sim pin
    sim applications

    at&t services
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    #4
    Hmmm, here's a pic of my screen
     

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  5. ScottDrummer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #5
    that setting is only available on at&t sims, im on uk vodaphone, however it dosnt resolve the issue as per other threads found
     
  6. VolvoMac macrumors newbie

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    #6
    Use GSM standard in address book

    The simple answer, but maybe not the easiest for you, is to use the international format in your address book. In preferences, under the Phone tab, enable the "Automatically format phone numbers" and chose the +1-123.... setting.
    The GSM standard is to always substitute the + sign with the international prefix for whatever country you are in. It is also smart enough to strip the country code and insert the 0 if you are in the "home country" of the number you are dialing.

    "basically my contacts are stored in Uk format on my phone, synced from iTunes i.e 01234 567890 "

    If you store the number as +44-1234-567890, the number dialed in the UK would actually be 01234-567890, whilst if you were in the US and dialed, the actual number dialed would be 01144-1234567890.

    Hope this helps.
     

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