US iPhone in UK showing number instead of name when I receive a text

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Dave B, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. Dave B macrumors member

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    I have a unlocked US 1.1.1 iPhone and am using it in the UK on a PAYG 02 Sim. When I get a text message it shows up with the number that sent it on the home screen. But when I go into the SMS section it's fine and comes up with the correct name.

    Is there a fix for this ?

    Dave
     
  2. Lau Guest

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    Could it be something to do with the way you've saved phone numbers? For instance, you could save a UK phone number as:

    +447787123456

    or

    07787123456

    and from within the same country they're effectively the same number, but it could be the iPhone doesn't initially recognise +44 as being the same as 0 on the foreign phone for some reason.

    Worth a try changing one of the ones that doesn't work to the other format, maybe?
     
  3. Dave B thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes it could be that actually.

    I have them all stored as 07 at the moment.

    EDIT: Just tried it and it worked fine, cheers for that. Changed one from 07 to +447 and it showed the name.

    Cheers,

    Dave
     
  4. Dave B thread starter macrumors member

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    Well it was sorted but now phone numbers show the number and not the name :mad:

    Dave
     
  5. ay98182 macrumors member

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    I have a 1.0.2 unlocked US iphone in the UK on Vodafone and I have the same problem - the only solution I've found is to input the number twice - once as +447___ for the texts, and once as 07___ for the calls! It's a pain, but it seems to be the only way, unless someone's released a patch or something?
     
  6. sva macrumors regular

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    I had the same problem with my US 1.1.1 unlocked iPhone.

    It went away when I upgraded to 1.1.3.
     
  7. Dave B thread starter macrumors member

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    Am wondering if there is a fix using the UIPhoneFormats.plist file. It seems to be a key for how numbers are decoded or something.

    Dave
     
  8. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    If you just update to 1.1.4, this is fixed. The phone wasn't formatted for UK phone numbers untill it was released here (with 1.1.2)
     
  9. Dave B thread starter macrumors member

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