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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Vee, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Vee

    Vee Well-Known Member
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    So I put in a new contact yesterday, this person had the same area code as me so I didn't need to enter the area code to make a call to this person (which I did and it worked fine). Afterwards, I went to send them a text message, and it wouldn't let me. I kept getting: "Error invalid number. Please re-send using a valid 10 digit mobile number..."

    OK, so I edit the contact adding 1+area code and resend- nope. It tells me I'm still sending it to the same 7 digit number that I just edited. I remember running into this problem w/my iPhone, so I completely deleted the contact and re-entered it completely from scratch using the full 10 digit number, sent a text to the new contact and...nope. Same error telling me I'm sending it to a 7 digit number.

    This is very annoying, any one have an idea who to remedy this issue?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. George0211

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    Is this a sycned contact from your google account by any chance?
     
  3. Vee

    Vee Well-Known Member
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    Nope. Brand new contact that I created yesterday.
     
  4. ItalianHunk

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    I came from an iphone to my captivate about 2 weeks ago. My iphone did this a lot and I noticed my captivate just did this yesterday. I know you deleted your contact and re entered it but when I re entered the new contact, it worked fine. I now always put in a 10 digit number on all my contacts. Minus the 1+ because that makes it 11 digits. :)
     
  5. George0211

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    Try getting rid of 1 from the number, I have all my contacts setup in xxx-xxx-xxxx format.

    Also, make sure you don't have 2 numbers listed in the contacts, 1 with area code and 1 without and the phone might be using the number without area code.

    I'm just guessing here, I've never seen this problem before.
     
  6. Vee

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    Just tried again- completely deleted the contact, created a new one (even changed the name around so it was totally different) deleted the old text thread, put the number just as xxx-xxx-xxxx, went to compose a new message, and it STILL had the original 7 digit number listed! WTF!
     
  7. George0211

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    I don't how much data you have on your phone, but maybe you could try doing a reset on it and then recofigure all your settings.
     
  8. djsams

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    I had that happen with mine. I created a contact by accident at first with only 7 digits. Basically no matter what you do it won't work right with the stock messaging client. There's no way that I've found to fully delete a contact once its created. Change the name, change the number, whatever, it will still truncate the area code.

    You can either do a full factory restore (with Odin-even the factory reset doesn't seem to fix this), or go with Handcent or Chomp. I switched to handcent, which I like better anyway.
     
  9. SlappyMcgee

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    Delete the contact, also go into the call log of the phone and remove all entries. Make sure the contact didnt sync with your google contacts. Then recreate the contact.

    I think this is how I had to do it when I had the problem on my captivate.
     
  10. Vee

    Vee Well-Known Member
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    Already did all this. :thinking:
     
  11. alphadog00

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    If you created the contact on the phone it might have added it in more then one place, but your view only show one phonebook. Try this:

    Go into contacts->menu->display options and make sure all the sources are checked - it could be that you have "phone" unchecked, but a contact was also created there (or google, or some other source). Then go look and see if you have a contact - you may see 2 of everyone as it is showing linked contacts, but you may find the one you deleted - its linked entry.
     
  12. cardona125

    cardona125 New Member
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    I too, did everything that was suggested here. And nothing is working. Also, here is what doesn't make any sense is that I only have 3 out of 100 contacts that won't work. And like I said above I have deleted them completely out of my phone, and added them back in. And it is always the same three!
     

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