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Topic # 175426 29-Jun-2015 13:12
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Hi,

I recently purchased a LG Nexus 5 and for a given contact I have a 0800 number. When I am within the text window it automatically adds the +64 to a number when I click on the Call icon to call. Any ideas with regards to removing that? To get around this, I had to go into Contacts and then search for the contact and ring via that because it doesn't have the +64 for it.

Thanks.

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  Reply # 1333376 29-Jun-2015 13:33
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Update the contact in the format +64800?




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  Reply # 1333378 29-Jun-2015 13:34
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n4: Update the contact in the format +64800?


I don't think you can dial +64800 because that's what it tries to do and it bombs out.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1333407 29-Jun-2015 13:49
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  Reply # 1333440 29-Jun-2015 14:04
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antaeusa:
n4: Update the contact in the format +64800?


I don't think you can dial +64800 because that's what it tries to do and it bombs out.


Network issue then. Works on 2degrees.




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  Reply # 1333443 29-Jun-2015 14:08
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n4:
antaeusa:
n4: Update the contact in the format +64800?


I don't think you can dial +64800 because that's what it tries to do and it bombs out.


Network issue then. Works on 2degrees.


Strange! When I go into contacts menu and dial it with it having 0800 then it works. I am on VF.



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  Reply # 1333466 29-Jun-2015 14:59
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I am using Google Hangouts to send and receive text messages.

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  Reply # 1333788 29-Jun-2015 23:09
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I'm pretty sure I must work with @antaeusa because the exact same problem came up with a colleague today. We managed to come up with a fix.

The problem: When you viewed someone's contact info from within Hangouts, the app would convert their local numbers into international forms. In other words, 09 => +64-9, 021 => +64-21, 0800 => +64-800...

In theory, the 0800 and +64-800 prefixes should man the same thing. They do when you're on 2degrees, but not on Vodafone.

The fix: Use Google Messenger for SMS instead of Hangouts. Messenger doesn't mess with phone numbers like Hangouts does, and the 0800 worked as expected.



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  Reply # 1333832 30-Jun-2015 07:46
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nzgeek: I'm pretty sure I must work with @antaeusa because the exact same problem came up with a colleague today. We managed to come up with a fix.

The problem: When you viewed someone's contact info from within Hangouts, the app would convert their local numbers into international forms. In other words, 09 => +64-9, 021 => +64-21, 0800 => +64-800...

In theory, the 0800 and +64-800 prefixes should man the same thing. They do when you're on 2degrees, but not on Vodafone.

The fix: Use Google Messenger for SMS instead of Hangouts. Messenger doesn't mess with phone numbers like Hangouts does, and the 0800 worked as expected.


Ahh yes sir! It is me! :P

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  Reply # 1334356 30-Jun-2015 18:12
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Converting the number format is quite a useful feature when travelling overseas. Although you wouldn't be able to use 0800 from outside NZ. But good workaround for local use.




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  Reply # 1334400 30-Jun-2015 19:15
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just for extra info, I can call +64800 *** *** numbers from my Vodafone iPhone and they connect fine

so it maybe not a network thing



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