contacts: lookup on incoming call

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at
Fri Aug 29 14:58:31 CEST 2008

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 6:16 PM, Tom Yates <madhatter at> wrote:

> using ASU (specifically, 20080826-asu-stable-uImage.bin and
> 20080827-asu-stable-rootfs.jffs2) i have a contacts database full of
> friends, imported via vcard, in which almost all the phone numbers are in
> internationally-qualified form (eg fred friend, +44 7971 123456).  that
> way, i can dial them whatever country i happen to be in.
> but when i'm in the UK, and a UK call comes in, it shows up as just having
> a local number (eg 07971 123456).
> these two numbers are functionally the same, but the contacts-lookup that
> happens won't identify the caller as fred friend unless i edit the
> contacts entry to say 07971... rather than +447971... .
> a) do other people find this also?
> b) does this qualify as a bug?
> c) if so, is it a qtopia bug, and therefore (if i follow the discussion
> aright) not something that should be entered into the openmoko bug
> tracker?
> FWIW, I think phones normally check the last few digits of a phone number,
and ignore the country code / area code part when looking up for contact
name.  Are you sure this is not just an issue with delay in the dialer look
up routine because of the call?  One way to check is if the name can be seen
in your call logs.
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