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Messages show multiple contacts in a single conversation

asked 2014-12-07 21:58:00 +0300

zyntax gravatar image

updated 2015-06-24 18:51:33 +0300

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SMS messages from both my dad and sister go to the same conversation and when I reply, I do not know do both of them get the sms or only one of them. I had the same problem with my earlier android phone but I learned to live with that because the phone was cheap and already outdated when I got it. Old N95 8GB with symbian handled the messages right.

I think there is something to do with the fact that my dads number begins with 0500 and my sisters 0400 and they have the same ending.

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I get this with people who share a landline number.

Andy Branson ( 2014-12-07 22:52:18 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-12-07 22:18:16 +0300

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updated 2014-12-22 23:27:06 +0300

I had the same problem with my aunt and sister :) Check that the contacts are not automatically linked, that might happen due to similar last name + even more in common

People > correct contact card > Pulley menu, Link > tap on the wrong links to remove (there's a 5 sec warning timer)

Update: This answer didn't offer the solution to the question - Hope that others can help out here. Latest comment reports the issue expanding

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Damn, neither of the contacts were linked with each other. :/

zyntax ( 2014-12-07 23:06:31 +0300 )edit
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hmm... in that case there's not much other options but that either of your contacts include the wrong phone number, and if that's not the case, bug is confirmed :/

simo ( 2014-12-07 23:18:19 +0300 )edit

Double checked the contact numbers. :/

zyntax ( 2014-12-08 01:24:05 +0300 )edit
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Now with the Vaarainjärvi update the problem extended to the phone application also: there it shows recent calls from/to my father as they were my sister.

zyntax ( 2014-12-20 16:03:33 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-12-22 23:51:11 +0300

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updated 2014-12-22 23:57:41 +0300

I have read that when comparing phone numbers the OS only considers the 8 last digits of the number. Don't know if that really is the case, got it from this question. But if it really is so, it explains this bug – your dad and sister having the last eight digits.

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i have noticed this behaviour early with some old phones. (NOKIA 3210) or something. then the last 5 digits were the same and the sympton was that phone didnt know which name to show on screen when one of them was calling. i scratched my head quite a while saving them to contacts and wondering.

Calsu ( 2014-12-23 01:12:55 +0300 )edit

I am wondering why this _is_ a problem. I suppose there are no other mobile phone number formats than +358etc and 05/04etc. Seriously minor bug but annoying. :/

zyntax ( 2014-12-23 02:03:35 +0300 )edit
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answered 2017-05-09 22:33:45 +0300

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updated 2017-05-09 22:34:51 +0300

This seems to have become worse since Iijoki. Both contacts have similar kind of phone number as above (only second number differs)

Often on main view of Messaging contact A is shown as sender, but when I open that conversation and check details, sometimes there's option to choose either A or B, but quite often B. Responses to messages from B go almost always to A (and the other way around), and often twice to the same number instead of once for each. If I want to send SMS for one of them, I have to write a new message and write the number (although even this is not 100% sure to go to the right person)

An other close person shares this problem with the same contacts .

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