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# 39906 21-Aug-2009 10:08
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This is a strange one and I have not come across a solution yet.


I have a iPhone 3gs on Vodafone, when I receive a text from telecom.. the number must be in full country specific format ie +64 27 5454545 to find the contact ….but it will recognize a Vodafone number as 021 5454545 as find the right contact…. Here’s where it gets worse… telecom numbers I have entered in full (+64 275454545) link to contacts fine for txt / mms… but when they phone it doesn’t make the connection to the contact and shows as 027 5454545


For such a smart phone it seems really stupid, I hope its setting somewhere I would rather not enter 2 number formats for everything.



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  # 249326 21-Aug-2009 10:17
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Dude have you looked or done a basic search on GZ?

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  # 249329 21-Aug-2009 10:30
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Hi, I have read a couple threads and I can't find a solution in them. Are you trying to say it has been discussed and there is a work around or just trying to say people have already discussed and live with it ?

Also Jail breaking isn't really a solution which has been mentioned in the other posts


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  # 249333 21-Aug-2009 10:35
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Wait until 3.1 comes out and I am sure it is going to be fixed in it.

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  # 249334 21-Aug-2009 10:40
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Fingers crossed , seems like such a large over sight. I thought surely there has to be a setting some where on this thing I can change.... apparently not :-(

Still a great phone

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  # 249397 21-Aug-2009 12:59
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I wouldnt count on this being fixed in 3.1. since this has been a problem since the 1.x.x days.

and even the offically NZ released 2.0 was like this. So I personally think it is unlikely that it will be fixed.

there has been other people that have been fixing it themselves by jailbreaking etc. but that isnt the easiest thing to do, and from what i read, you need to configure it to your own country as opposed to it being a file you just update directly to your phone Via SSH.

I spose you can only wait and see if it is fixed in 3.1, but i wouldnt hold my breath.

just my 2c

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