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    I live in China, but my iPhone formats my phone #'s with the American format (###)###-####. But in China the # format I use most often is:

    Mobiles: +86-###########
    Landlines: +86-21-####-####

    If I input the phone # into my Mac's Address Book, in my preferences I have "Automatically format phone numbers" unchecked, so it will save #'s the way I wrote them in. But if I input the # with my iPhone, it always uses the American format.

    I did some research and someone recommended changing the region in "Settings>General>International>Region Format" to China. But then my date and time is written in Chinese which is a bit annoying for me. I read about Format Fix by Carlo Franchino on Cydia, but I'm running an HK factory unlocked iPhone 3GS and prefer to not jailbreak it.

    So far my solution is to reformat each number I input on my iPhone using my Mac's Address Book.

    Anyone have any good ideas to how to fix this?

    Thanks,
    HL



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    What you want is easily acomplished with a package available on Cydia:
    Net Local Number Formating

    What it does it will force number formating to follow the rules of the country the phone is located, based on information obtained from the cellular network.

    It's 100% automatic! Just install, reboot your phone and voila! it will format your numbers "China style" while keeping the rest of the interface in the language of your choice.

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    Thanks but I've got a Hong Kong factory unlocked iPhone 3GS and don't need Cydia anymore. I was told on another forum that as long as you enter the country code before the number, it should format properly. It works! I didn't use to enter the country code to all my numbers before.

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    Thanks So much this helped me alot Life Saver!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by aviegas View Post
    What you want is easily acomplished with a package available on Cydia:
    Net Local Number Formating

    What it does it will force number formating to follow the rules of the country the phone is located, based on information obtained from the cellular network.

    It's 100% automatic! Just install, reboot your phone and voila! it will format your numbers "China style" while keeping the rest of the interface in the language of your choice.

 

 

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