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    Hi all,

    I need some help with Number formats. I've been following the instructions here
    http://iphone.unlock.no/#number-formating

    All my numbers in my OSX Address Book are as follows

    Mobile/Cell : +61 XXX XXX XXX
    Landline : +61 0X XXXX XXXX

    The problem is quite annoying - any SMS messages received are recognised by the iphone address book, however if i get an incoming call from either mobile or landline - they're not. the number on screen has the zero in front which is dropped when calling the international format i.e - 0XXX XXX XXX

    The lame hack I have at the moment is to enter everyones mobile number twice in both international +61 format and also 0XXX XXX XXX - which is just crap really!

    The Australian string in the /System/Library/Frameworks/AddressBookUI.framework/ABPhoneFormats.plist is as follows

    <key>au</key>
    <array>
    <string>#### ####</string>
    <string>+61 # #### ####</string>
    <string>(61) (0#) #### ####</string>
    <string>0011 $</string>

    Any help is MUCH appreciated.
    Last edited by mash007; 09-14-2007 at 01:31 AM.



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    I've got the same problem as well (Vodafone AU), except that my problem is multiplied by 2!! Got the same issue for mobile & landline numbers for close to 1000 contacts. I'm in the middle of trying to write an AppleScript to duplicate the numbers in the address book and truncate the +61's for the Aussie numbers.

    Playing with the plist won't help too much as far as I'm aware. That's only for address book formating.

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    Funny i was going to look at this today having unlocked yesterday and was wondering what the solution was. Being in HK i guess i can go for the multiple entry approach as we have no area codes - so against each contact i will do something like :

    work : +852 xxxx xxxx
    mobile : xxxx xxxx

    so also interested in any solution here...

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    everybody has the same issue and this is known about since day one many weeks ago. There are dozens of threads going back saying the same thing.
    I have been told a fix is coming in 1.0.3, whether thats true is another issue.
    The cause is the hardcoded US number prefix in the phone application.
    Plist file only changes how the number is displayed.
    So unless someone is good at hex editing, we are going to be stuck with this.

    the only temp solution is to have both numbers in your phone book
    i.e +852 12345678
    and 12345678

    Only then will it pick up the correct entry on incoming calls.

 

 

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