contacts: lookup on incoming call
malte at loopback.org
Fri Aug 29 16:56:04 CEST 2008
I know this problem from the cryptosms.org project.
basically the telco is providing/sending the incoming number (not the
phone). the format of this number seems to vary even with the same
telco. I've seen these
I'm not sure if this list shows all possible 'encodings'.
Does anyone know if there is a standard on how to translate these
numbers into each other, which are valid and which not?
Dale Maggee wrote:
> Tom Yates 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
> a) yes, I see the same thing. My workaround: Add the number in both
> formats to the contact (although this isn't strictly neccessary, because
> in AU on the vodafone network numbers seem to appear in the
> international format, so if the number is in the contact in the
> international format it generally works)
> b) I'd call it a bug, or maybe a "feature"...
> c) not exclusive to qtopia (I'm using 2007.2), but I suspect that it's a
> bug/feature common to more than one set of dialer / messaging / contacts
> programs, although I may be wrong.
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