messaging doesn't recognize google contacts for sender name

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by chandler, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. chandler

    chandler Member
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    when i receive a text message i only see the phone number that it came from, not the name of the person i have in google contacts for that number. does the droid not see google contacts for messaging?

    i added a new contact for a phone number from the add contact function in messaging. then the name showed up.

    any way to make messaging see google contacts for name association?
     

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  2. bluekgt

    bluekgt Member
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    Nov 9, 2009
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    I had a few contacts that didnt work when verizon transferred them from my old phone i deleted them and then reentered and they now work. thankfully it has been very few that had this issue.
     
  3. chandler

    chandler Member
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    if you get a text, does the text show the contact name or just the number it came from?
     
  4. swimminginthoughts

    swimminginthoughts Well-Known Member
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    Dec 31, 2009
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    Mine is doing this too. Ill admit it, I'm trying to get around paying for a texting plan.

    When someone txts by gmail account, I receive it on the phone but it just shows their address (##########@vtext.com) instead of their name.

    Anyone find a fix for this?
     
  5. chandler

    chandler Member
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    i've been adding a new contact from the droid. it doesn't appear to recognize amending a contact from either the droid or the desktop. btw- in lieu of texting, use google talk with known contacts.
     

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