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Topic # 102700 20-May-2012 10:31 Send private message

I am writing an Android program that reads the incoming sms number and returns the contact name from the internal contacts DB and speaks out something like "Incoming text from John".

Unfortunately I hit a snag as my wife's phone has started sending texts from 64271234567 instead of the usual 0271234567, other phones also seem to have multiple numbers like this.

Is there a way on the phone to turn it off? She has a samsung galaxy S2.

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  Reply # 627884 20-May-2012 10:48 Send private message

I'm a little confused by what you're actually after but SMS's are always sent in E164 format by the network. This isn't anything you can change in the phone.



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  Reply # 627912 20-May-2012 12:30 Send private message

Oh I guess it just strips the 64 out before it reaches the contacts list itself. I must be seeing the number that I have typed in myself = 027 in teh contacts list but it sends the 64 when sending a message.

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  Reply # 627933 20-May-2012 14:09 Send private message

Some phones will only match on the last six or so digits. So whether its in +64 or 02x does not matter. Chances of having more than one number with same last 6 or so digits = very slim.




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  Reply # 628045 20-May-2012 20:12 Send private message

Sort your phonebook out so they are all in +64 format and it shouldnt be a problem anymore?




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  Reply # 628047 20-May-2012 20:18 Send private message

I store everything in + E164 format in my phone anyway.

That way when you are overseas and either roaming or using another SIM card, all your contacts work without making any changes for your location.




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  Reply # 628144 21-May-2012 01:50 Send private message

ajobbins: I store everything in + E164 format in my phone anyway.

That way when you are overseas and either roaming or using another SIM card, all your contacts work without making any changes for your location.


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  Reply # 628146 21-May-2012 06:39 Send private message

Thanks for the help. I ended up stripping back the incoming message to 6 numbers from the right and did the same to the contacts list. when loaded into the program. That meant it didn't matter what the prefix was :-) It now works.

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