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When phone numbers stored without country code, it does not show contact name when receiving call / sms [duplicate]

asked 2014-01-15 08:37:25 +0300

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updated 2014-07-12 02:44:06 +0300

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Happens all the time. Phone number is stored to phonebook without country code as follows: 52 77 XXX. When call / SMS is received, no name is displayed, but only number with country code: +372 52 77 XXX

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The question has been closed for the following reason "duplicate question" by Mohjive
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And how is the caller shown when number is saved with the country code, does the number appear then?

foss4ever ( 2014-01-15 11:49:27 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-15 12:52:36 +0300

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updated 2014-01-15 20:19:02 +0300

I believe the matching is with the last 8 digits. So in this case '5277xxx' != '25277xxx'... Unlucky you, that Estonia is such a small country having only 7 digits as Subscriber Number with no Area Code :-)

Edit: Apparently Lebanon is unlucky too... Well, Jolla, store all country codes, there are not so many...

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8 digits? We (Czech Republic) have 9 digit numbers... Such matching would be bit shortsighted, as there would be multiple numbers matching my single contact...

nodevel ( 2014-01-15 13:00:41 +0300 )edit

In Android I think they just raised the match length to at least 11 digits (I am not sure what it was before the update, but less). This, in turn, causes problems at least in Hungary, where the international format is +36301234567 and the "local" format is 06301234567... So unless there is some number analysis embedded, there always will be some country on the loosing end...

CsTom ( 2014-01-15 13:54:44 +0300 )edit

In this case, it should be user definable how many digits are taken into account to avoid problems in different countries.

Silwer ( 2014-01-15 15:43:37 +0300 )edit

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