Issues / Quirks with SMS via GUI (Messages app)

Joachim Breitner mail at
Sat Jul 19 02:31:24 CEST 2008


Am Freitag, den 18.07.2008, 13:40 -0400 schrieb Matthew Lane:
> Second, this is more of a major issue but I am not sure if it's 
> carrier-related or a problem with the phone's Message software itself.  
> When attempting to send a text message, I cannot send a message to a 
> number formatted (123) 456-7890 (eg. how VCard inserts its numbers).  
> However, when I text a number in the format 1234567890 it works just 
> fine.  VCard importing prefers the (123) 456-7890 format unfortunately.

I can confirm this, and I’ll have a look at that while trying to fix the
next issue. But if you come up with a patch faster, great :-)

> Also, the majority of my text messages are inserted into the "Unknown 
> Sender" contact, because some carriers append a "1" at the beginning of 
> their numbers.  Is there any simple solution for the Messages program to 
> identify this?

I’m working on that, prelimary patches are, although not complete. As
soon as I find time, I’ll try to complete this, and also fix this issue
for the dialer and other parts.

Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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