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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by equalsabracket, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. equalsabracket

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    Whenever an unknown number texts me, my phone is adding random facebook contacts to those numbers.

    For example, Orange texted me and it came through as being from this guy who is a friend of a friend who i have on facebook. It adds his name and profile picture to the top of those texts though and it's really annoying. It also started doing it with a second person (totally unrelated to the first), this time for texts from my bank.

    What i have discovered is that on facebook they both have a line in their info which says 'Mobile Number: " but then no mobile number (shown in the picture below), so i presume they've both put a space there and for some reason my phone has taken this and linked them to these unknown numbers.

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    I've deleted both "Facebook for HTC Sense" sync and "Facebook" sync (not desirable, because i like seeing peoples profile pics and birthdays in my phone contacts), but it still happens.

    I also tried unlinking the first person from all of the links it had made, but that didn't work either.

    I have a HTC Hero running 2.1.
     

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  2. Steven58

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    Hello, I'm going to move this to the Hero forum. Perhaps they can help you there. No, I'm sure they can help you there.
     
  3. Xyro

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    I can't help much other than saying this has happened to me too a few times.

    Either that or one of my mates decided to text me about the great deals T-Mobile were offering.
     
  4. RedDawg642

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    This is an old post, but it may help someone. Go into Settings -> Call -> Phone Settings and uncheck the following:

    [ ] Save to Contacts - Add unknown numbers to people after call

    I have a HTC MyTouch 4G running Android 2.2.1.
     
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