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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bookendart, May 12, 2010.

  1. Bookendart

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    Hi, i'm new to Droid, having formerly been a BB user. Love the Incredible, but a little issue with the caller ID for calls from my house landline is bugging me.

    I have a contact for myself with all of my info, like a business card. It has my home number and a picture of me. I also have a contact for "Home" with just my house landline number and a picture of my kids. With my BB, when I was away from home and got a call from my house, a picture of my kids would show up in the caller ID, but with the Incredible, when I get a call from my house MY picture shows up. I really don't need to see my own picture when the kids call me from home :) Does anyone know how I might force the "HOME" contact to show up as the caller ID instead of my contact?

    thanks :)
     

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  2. necosino

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    Try renamging Home to like aHome or .Home so that it comes before your contact card in your contact list.. It worked in Windows Mobile for me at least in the past
     
  3. bryn987

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    Or just change pictures of your home contact
     
  4. jfunk

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    ??? Did you actually read the post?


    Anyway, I think the alphabetical order suggestion above is a good thing to try. I would also check what your primary contact is set to. If it's set to your home number, try changing it to your cell phone or something and see if that makes a difference.
     
  5. nightfishing

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    I used the alphabet "trick" with my bb to get my groups at the top.

    symbols and numbers also work to move entries in "front" of the alpha list (not sure if spaces do on the Inc.)
     
  6. Bookendart

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    Thanks for the suggestions :)

    I already had Home labeled as .Home, because that was my trick to get the BB to work. I tried making the .home contact the primary number and changed my named contact's primary number to my mobile but that didn't do it. I also tried making the .home a "phone" contact vs a google contact but no joy.

    I don't get why the Incredible is not taking the first occurance of a phone number in the alphabetical list for the caller id, as both Windows Mobile and blackberry do...

    As a work around, I've linked .home to my named contact card and set the picture to be .home. My named card has disappeared from my people list but it's still there as a google contact and I suppose if I want to send my card to someone I can unlink it temporarily.

    thanks again
     
  7. jfunk

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    Another suggestion. How about temporarily deleting your home phone from your contact info, so the Home entry is the only one.

    Test call to make sure it actually shows as Home. Then, add it back in as a secondary number for you.

    Maybe it just sticks with whatever the "first" contact to have that number is.
     
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  8. Bookendart

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    Woohooo!! that worked.

    Thanks :)
     
  9. jfunk

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    Nice to know that works.

    Won't have to worry about messing anything up adding "ICE" contacts either.
     

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