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IPhone :: How International Dialing Prefix

I have my contacts on my phone all stored with an international dialing prefix... when someone from within the country phones me, it doesn't recognise who it is because the call comes to the phone without the international dialing prefix, "(xx) xxx xxxx". When I receive an SMS however, it DOES come with the international dialing prefix, "+xx (xx) xxx xxxx".

So, there is no win win situation here, as I can't have the numbers on my phone stored using both the + prefix and without it just to make sure the phone recognises it in the PHONE application as well as the TEXT/SMS application?

I think this really is a rather ridiculous fault for such an incredible phone.I have posted two other questions on this forum for which I haven't really gotten a solution either, which is a bit discouraging cause I sit down and think about how to explain the problem properly but at the same time wonder whether it's actually going to help anything... so I considered not writing anything about this at all, but realized that where this problem is the most irritating is when you receive a missed call, because I don't know who it is from!

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View 12 Replies (Posted: Feb 16, 2009)

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