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Old 01-15-2008, 07:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I live in Moldova, a tiny little country in Europe. Our calling code is +373. Whenever someone texts me, it shows: +37312345678 instead of their name. I can text and call them just fine. All of the numbers are entered in my phone as 012345678 which is how we call/text each other from our phones. It stinks because any time someone texts me, I have to search the phone book to see who it is! How can I make it show their name instead of their full #? (without re-entering all 120 contacts in my phone as +373...)

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For Smart Dialing, I have these options:
Country Code: +373
Area Code: 0
National Number Length: 8

The area code must be set as such or whenever I try to dial someone, it does "+373012345678"
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So, you can make it work the way you want if you edit the contact entry? How about just editing them one at a time after you get a text? That way you'll at least correct the entries for those who text you most frequently, and spread the work out.

Other than that, don't have any idea.
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I'm afraid if I do that, calls will show up from strange numbers. Whenever someone calls me, it actually shows 012345678 (and their correct contact name), only texts show +37312346778 (without contact info)

PS, this wasn't a problem at all on my old Nokia 1100 (that is the really really basic Nokia phone you had back in '99), so I'm sure there's got to be some way to set this right on a fancy BlackBerry!

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Ok. My bad. I misunderstood. Thought you could make it work if you edited contact, but just wanted to avoid editing 120 contacts. I don't have a better idea. Hopefully someone does.
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My guess would be, from the example that you gave, is that your National Number Length is 9, not 8.

In any event, it won't hurt to try that out and see if that fixes the problem.
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A few minutes after I posted that, I am not feeling optimistic about that answer, so what you might try (just to find out if it's going to work or not), is try to enter the number the way it's received as a SECOND number for that contact.

One number would be as how you would need to have it to dial out (which is how you have it now) and the second number would be without that "0" area code in it. For outgoing calls/txt, use the first number. The second number would "match up" with the incoming call and show the name, I would guess. Unfortunately, you would have to add the shortened number to each contact.

So, next thing to try might be instead of having a "0" for area code, try no area code (blank). This is possible, I wasn't sure but I just tried it so it should work for you. Then that would mean editing your contact's numbers again but of course no need to do that unless it works.

I'd guess that the adding the second number would work, no reason I can think of why it shouldn't; as when I am overseas but still using my local sim card, I don't change my +1 country code, my area code or my national number length, I just add the number the way it appears on incoming to my contact as a second number and it comes up with their name. Sure, it says "John Doe (Work)" but at least I know it's John Doe. That said, I didn't have to redo my entire address book as I only had one or two contacts to do that with.

You can edit and add numbers far faster in Outlook using cut and paste if it comes to that though. Good luck and let us know what worked for you.
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