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  1. Revata

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    I have an odd issue with my contacts.

    When I go to the default contacts from the home screen I can see all of my contacts, including a lot of duplicate entries where one person will have 2 contact cards, 1 with a plain phone number, and 1 with their number labeled "mobile" (... through research found that the plain-numbered versions are probably simcard saved contacts, which can only contain 1 number per contact)

    all the apps that use the contacts (ie. hancent) refuse to recognize contacts saved in the sim format, so when i get a text from these people it just comes up with their number.

    All my contacts look fine in Gmail on the web and I even did a "merge contacts" command on duplicates to try and solve the issue. Looks fine on the web but my phone still has all these dupes, any ideas?
     

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    Delete all of you sim card contacts? Or in Contacts>Settings you can choose to only view contacts on your phone or SIM card.
     
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    Unfortunately neither fully encompasses the contacts of the other, I have some contacts on my sim that arent on the phone and vice versa.

    Does anyone know if it's the "My Contacts" list or the "All Contacts" list that is synced to these programs? That might shed some light on this
     
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    I'm not sure if those apps (or any at all) can read contacts off the sim card. I noticed that when I downloaded handcent for the first time, and thought it was a problem with the app. I ended up having to move all of my sim contacts to the phone memory, and then merging all the dupes with gmail.
     
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    Ah that was it... Yeah it wasn't reading sim contacts. Moved them over to phone memory and merged dupes. Thanks rudoFF!
     
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    No problem! Glad I could help.
     

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