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  1. philc387

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    Hi,
    I noticed a few days ago that my phone has seemingly randomly added '44' to the beginning of some phone numbers in my contacts. I noticed because I tried calling a friend and I was told that the number had not been recognised. When I go into the contact to edit the number is shows up as normal, ie without the additional '44'. I can't think of any reason why this may have happened or what I can do to fix it! Please help!

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    +44 is the international dialing code for the UK, so '0730...' is the same as '+44730...', for example, so it shouldn't matter which you're dialling, they're interchangeable. Every phone I've had has seemed to add it on to some contacts randomly.

    So I don't really have any suggestions on how to fix that; it shouldn't be causing a problem in the first place =/

    When your phone was dialing the +44, did you select the number via your call log rather than your contact list? That seems to be time the +44 gets used, when you're responding to a call/text you've been sent.
     
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    Cheers Xyro, however that's what I don't get, it hasn't added the +, just the '44'. In the past say if I added a number to my contacts from a missed call it automatically adds the +44 in place of the 0 but in this instance, numbers that I put into the phone manually as 0789... have altered themselves to read 44789...without the +. All my contacts are Google so I'm considering deleting them all and re-syncing in the hope that that works, I was just hoping for a quick fix.
     
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    Hi, I had the same problem a few weeks ago on my Hero. It's relatively simple to rectify (assuming the cause of your problem is the same as mine was), but is nothing to do with the phone.

    I am guessing that the contacts you can't call are linked to their Facebook accounts. If so, you may find that Facebook has their number listed incorrectly, I think it's something to do with the default Facebook account being American. Try getting one of your contacts to go into their account and change their phone number to accurately reflect the +44 or 0044 prefix. Hopefully this should do the trick. Alternatively, get them to delete their phone number from Facebook (bad idea to list it anyway if you ask me), then there shouldn't be any conflict.

    Good luck.
     
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    Hi, yeah I had thought it might be something to do with that. I checked a couple of the contacts, and their numbers are listed as 789.... etc without the 0 or +44 on their FB profiles. Thanks for the reply
     
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    Ah, that makes more sense then.

    Glad you figured it out. :)
     
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    Mine does something similar, but adds different country codes depending on my contact's number. I THINK it has something to do with the fact that some of my legacy Outlook contacts, which I imported from my Blackberry, had extensions, represented like (919)123-1234 x 123. For some reason, my phone is not recognizing the extension by default, like BB did.

    Without going through my hundreds of contacts, anyone have ideas how to fix?? Thanks in advance!
     
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