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I am having difficulty understanding what MS have done with WP8 and Telco Branding.
I would have thought Telco Branding would have been for options like 'Startup Screen Image',Default Proxy Settings,etc..
But it appears that they are using this to add country specific information - e.g. SMS-C, Telephone Number resolving (+64). If you dont use the Telecom branded image you have issues with at least the phone number resolving. This seems rediculous.
Lets assume you have come from AU to NZ for work, bringing your Lumia 920, you will have problems. This should not be the case. MS should be handling the country specific settings so when you move from country to country your phone continues to function correctly. Having them set by the carrier in their image is just wrong, we are in a jet-setting age, we travel, I travel and this is very annoying.
It seems too much was added to the branding.
Another example would be the Lumia 620 being sold in NZ. It is using an AU image, there is no NZ image, and it has trouble resolving phone numbers prefixed with +64. Again just wrong! MS should be handling the basics themselves. Let the carrier 'Brand' the phone with the firmware, NOT modify its basic functionality.
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thanks for your feedback, appreciate this is frustrating
the way the NZ carriers do their Caller ID here is unique which is causing this problem
Its actually not the Windows Phone OS that is the problem here, its underneath that in the radio stack chipset firmware, which is bundled into the image, so when you flash an AU image you end up with the wrong radiostack for NZ
You're right Nokia has provided the correct radio stack image in the Telecom NZ image and not others
I am working on getting this fixed as an over the air update
One workaround until then is to save your contacts as +64xx and 0xx