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Support texts from +1 before contacts

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by underdave, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. underdave

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    Sometimes I'll get a text from a person who is in my contact list, but it won't show who it is because there is a +1 before the person's number. I scrolled through all my contacts and none of them have a "+1" before their phone number, so I'm wondering why that's happening and if anyone knows how to correct it?
     

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  2. Rukbat

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    It's happening because the carrier is sending the entire number through CID, and that happens to include the country code - 1 is USA. Nothing you can do about it - the message app should recognize the +1 and search for a contact with the rest of the number. (And ignore a 1 in front of a number in the contact list, since some people still put that in, even though a cellphone assumes the country it's in, so putting in 800 555-1212 or 1800 555-1212 is the same thing if you're in the US.
     

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