contacts: lookup on incoming call

Tom Yates madhatter at
Fri Aug 29 15:41:42 CEST 2008

On Fri, 29 Aug 2008, Nishit Dave wrote:

> 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.

i'm fairly sure it's not so.  i've just tested by editing the contact. the 
incoming call when the contact was listed as +441223... showed as coming 
from a 'phone number, but when i edited the contact entry to 01223..., the 
call showed as coming from my home 'phone.

i'm not sure when the call log does the lookup - at time of call, or time 
of later examination of log - so i'm not sure that's a useful test.  i 
think my questions stand: does anyone else see this?


       Tom Yates  -

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