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  Reply # 169839 8-Oct-2008 12:36
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joshp: Just did their contact via email, have yet to receive a reply but expect as much as you have been told.  If so, next stop, apple support :)
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oh okay, :)

Well, so far with Apple Support, I have told them what the issue is, what file was altered, given them a link to Hackintosh where I found some more useful information regarding this widespread issue.

but it would be good if you can bring this issue up with them.





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  Reply # 169902 8-Oct-2008 16:13
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Is Vodafone NZ the only country that uses this odd format?  Would VFNZ be responsible for providing the correct carrier settings to identify these numbers?

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  Reply # 169904 8-Oct-2008 16:20
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MattD: Is Vodafone NZ the only country that uses this odd format?  Would VFNZ be responsible for providing the correct carrier settings to identify these numbers?


Not sure..


Umm, well thats a bit of a odd-ball. Reason I say so is because while yes, it's something to do with Vodafone, its not their responsibility as such to update SYSTEM files (they only have to update the CARRIER SETTINGS). Whereas, this file that needs altering is under a different location.

So the answer is yes, but no.
I'd say what would happen is that Vodafone would have to pass the information onto Apple, and Apple would make the changes accordingly. However, I dont believe just a couple of customers ringing up Apple directly will get the issue resolved, unfortunately. I believe that we are going to have to go through Vodafone.

Unless of course there are enough customers experiencing this issue for Apple to actually take note..


Thats my opinion anyways.





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  Reply # 169905 8-Oct-2008 16:23
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Surely this fits the definition of a carrier settings update?

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  Reply # 169906 8-Oct-2008 16:26
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martin308: Surely this fits the definition of a carrier settings update?


I would have to say no to that question.

because if you saw the file, it has all the other countries codes as well. and other countries need to be updated. so they would have to get Apple to change it, otherwise you would wipe out another countries code, or say, Vodafone update theirs, but then another carrier updates their and it overwrites vodafones file changes.

Or,

you will travel overseas with only the Vodafone update, and while you're in another country, if you decide that you want to use a local simcard, you will find that the formatting and caller id will play up again..

So, for now, I'm sticking with Apple having to update the file, but i believe its up to Vodafone to pass the information on..





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  Reply # 170304 9-Oct-2008 22:45
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hushadog: If you go into your applications and there's an application called Ilog go here http://www.spaziocellulare.com/ispazio/en/2008/09/30/callerid-fix-collection-111-update-cydia-installer/
Or one called caller ID fix read here.
http://www.qj.net/CallerID-Fix-Collection-1-0-2-iPhone-prefix-number-formatting-solution/pg/49/aid/124015



Have you personally used this application/fix?


Just would like to know it works before i go and do anything..?





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  Reply # 170358 10-Oct-2008 09:28
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I think you'll find if you drill down into those that they don't have any changes for the NZ market




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  Reply # 170395 10-Oct-2008 11:43
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Filterer: I think you'll find if you drill down into those that they don't have any changes for the NZ market



actually, there is. not a lot that i've come across, but there is some; and the callerID is one that has HALF of what is needed.


The file that needs altering only needs about another 8 lines of code, all of which are copied and pasted, and only need to alter one number. and change it to 9, thats it. then your caller ID works just like it should!
and its the same for other countries too.





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  Reply # 170404 10-Oct-2008 12:31
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My comments where in relation to the CallerIDFix Download links above - not your file change.....




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  Reply # 170426 10-Oct-2008 15:09
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Filterer: My comments where in relation to the CallerIDFix Download links above - not your file change.....




Oh sorry, you didnt quote anything about that so i just assumed it was to do with that file i was talking about.





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  Reply # 171363 15-Oct-2008 21:29
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If you use the applications I gave you, you will be very happy. I ran 1.4 and now 2.0 and I have caller I.D never had an issue. You really need to get brave and try some of these applications. You can always take them off if you dont like them.
It's very difficult to even crash an iphone. Come on people give it a go it's so easy.

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  Reply # 171373 15-Oct-2008 22:26
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hushadog: If you use the applications I gave you, you will be very happy. I ran 1.4 and now 2.0 and I have caller I.D never had an issue. You really need to get brave and try some of these applications. You can always take them off if you dont like them.
It's very difficult to even crash an iphone. Come on people give it a go it's so easy.



Oh, we don't doubt methods in the unlocked world, but I think what people want is for it to work OTB. Instead of this having to jailbreak, then install this package, then that package, then edit this file then edit that file.

As far as im concerned. This problem should have been fixed. And from the knowledge I have currently, I believe this is Vodafone's fault.

They introduced new number lengths with resulted in Apple's iPhone not recongnising the longer format.

The issue has been put forward to both Vodafone and Apple, but when (and if) we see any results is another question.





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  Reply # 171377 15-Oct-2008 22:34
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You need to unlock that phone. I've done it on mine it's not really that hard with the tools available. I'm sure you could do it. I've unlocked mine and upgraded to the 2.0 without problems and I'm going to go to the next step and do the 2.1
The only problem is you might lose some information but if you back up in itunes before proceeding you should be fine.
So much better.

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  Reply # 171379 15-Oct-2008 22:41
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hushadog: You need to unlock that phone. I've done it on mine it's not really that hard with the tools available. I'm sure you could do it. I've unlocked mine and upgraded to the 2.0 without problems and I'm going to go to the next step and do the 2.1
The only problem is you might lose some information but if you back up in itunes before proceeding you should be fine.
So much better.



I have done it with my old iPhone, for 2.1.

Only 2 issues I am running into (with regards to my iPhone 3G) is;

1. I dont want to use quickPWN, but pwnagetool isnt released for Windows as far as I know. Reason being is because I dont want it to touch update certain things (I think its the baseband it updates without asking?). Also I cant see whats going on.

and 2. I really dont want to void my iPhone warranty with all the issues ive been having of late (in regards to Hairline cracks on the not-so-wanted plastic backing).

that thread can be found here, http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=76&TopicId=26958


So those are the two issues I dont want to have to deal with as such.







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