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Problem seeing contactcs in texts due to "+"

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tdod, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. tdod

    tdod Lurker
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    My phone is an HTC inspire 4g. I know why this problem happens, but not how to fix it:

    When I recieve a text, there is a "+" before the area code. My contacts aren't saved with a a plus....
    How can I get my phone to ignore the "+"?
    What is the "+"?
    If need be and I changed my contacts to include the "+", would I still be able to even call them?

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  2. 2manyPHONES

    2manyPHONES Android Expert

    Are you using the stock text app?

    If you place the + before the number in your contacts I thought people said that fixed it showing the name versus number issue.

    And yes if you put the + before the number in your contacts you can still call them

    I use handcent so i don't see the number in my texts.
  3. andrews317

    andrews317 Android Enthusiast

    I had the same problem and did the + trick, but didn't worked. I downloaded Go SMS and problem solved. Check this thread:

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