Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
If you have specal characters (formatting) in the phone number, the name doesn't show in an SMS text.
For example, +1 (999) 555-1212 for person "Dad" shows up as +1 (999) 555-1212
Workaround is to change the number to +19995551212 in your Contacts, which stinks.
I don't understand this part,
If you want your number to show as "Dad", then why sacrifice inputting special characters like "(999)" for?
Workaround should simply be NOT to type the special characters in. I know we want it all but sometimes we can't have it all.