SMS Problem

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by grimreaper1377, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. grimreaper1377 macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2007

    All my numbers in my contacts list are in this format: 123-4567 i.e. with no area code. When I send an SMS, it wants it in this format: (123)456-7890. Is there an automatic way to change it, or do I have to manually change all my contacts?

  2. Ntombi macrumors 68040


    Jul 1, 2008
    Bostonian exiled in SoCal
    I think you have to change it manually.

    But I'd do it in Address Book on your computer, so you can easily search for your hometown and paste it in fairly quickly.

    It makes sense to use area codes anyway, because if you travel outside of your region, you have to add the area codes to dial from your phone anyway.
  3. AlphaBob macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2008
    Rhode Island
    Unlike the POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service), which generally prevents you from using an area code to dial a local number, there is no problem doing that with a cell phone. So you should add an area code for all your numbers including the local ones.

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