Recognizing Contacts - Possible Newb Question
I have become addicted to BlackBerry after moving from Windows Mobile last summer, and have enjoyed every minute. After my unlocked 9530 died on me, I decided to leave 8 years of touch screening for the new T-Mobile Bold 9700 (finally went 3G, hard keyboard, and roller pad). However, after transferring my information from one BlackBerry to another, I've noticed an issue that is likely a simple setting, but with only 13 months under my belt (and never any issues), I lack the knowledge of the RIM devices.
I did get all contacts successfully loaded onto my phone, allowing me to send and recieve calls with full recognition. However, when recieving an SMS, the sender information is reflected as "+1719XXXXXXX". Now the number is in fact in my contact list, however in the format run from my Storm (and in Outlook) which is "(719) XXX-XXXX". Therefore, I get only the number on the sender's line (with no names), and my custom message alerts are obviously impacted as well.
Is this a simple input setting (such as an option with Windows Mobile) or a simple fix? Or do I need to modify all of my contacts to the format of "+1719XXXXXXX" (which will not allow me to send the text since the format exceeds 10 digits)?
Lost, and looking for a successful fix, even if I have to change all 368 contacts.
Thanks in advance!!!
No. The way you have it input is fine. No need to go through them all.
I'm going to boot up my 9700 simulator to look for a setting, but can you tell me what OS your running? If it is still this: "v126.96.36.199 v6 Hybird" then I suggest upgrading Since that OS is very out of date as of today (5.0 is available). If after updating, you still have the problem then we'll look into it.
Sorry, only 3 days into the Bold. The v 4.7 was from my Storm. I'm running the T-Mobile branded v 188.8.131.520.
Okay cool - that helps enough to make it up to date :P
I would look for an option somewhere that sets it. I'll look into it more for you, but for now an option/OS wipe(upgrade) might be a good idea.
I actually think I remember reading something a while back on this that if the number is stored different than what it comes up as a SMS then it will not display the contact. If you get SMS and it says +1xxxxxxxxxx then you would need to add that to all contacts and it should auto edit the number to make it sendable by sms.
Well, I do stand corrected then. Sorry for my misinformation :P
Originally Posted by jnepsa
Is this common? I had no issues going from Windows Mobile to the Storm. It was so smooth, which helped drive my love for the BlackBerry. Is there a way to remove contacts from the device without deleting them through the Sync, and restoring them? Just to see if its a fluke of some sort?
Originally Posted by jnepsa
This seems to be a common issue with some of the new operating systems. If you add the "1" in front of the affected contacts in your contacts list it should repair the problem.
Originally Posted by th1nm1nt
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