contacts: lookup on incoming call

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at
Fri Aug 29 17:03:45 CEST 2008

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 8:26 PM, malte <malte at> wrote:

> Hi
> I know this problem from the 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
> +49 179...
> 0049 179...
> 49 179...
> 0179...
> 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?
> I used to own an Ericsson T10s so many years ago.  That phone had the
simplistic solution of checking the last 7-8 digits of the number. Of
course, this can create confusion in the rare case that you have special
numbers for your different phones, or the last part shared by contacts.
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