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App to show contact name in SMS [Request]

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Hi,

Anybody knows of an app to show the contact name in a text message instead of a mobile number? For example the 'Who Called' service from T-mobile (http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/services/c...ns/who-called/) will send you a text message of the phone number(s) that called while the phone was switched off.

I receive such messages with phone numbers and have to actually try to call the number to figure out the contact (if it exists).

Thanks,
-Gus
 
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Hi,

Anybody knows of an app to show the contact name in a text message instead of a mobile number? For example the 'Who Called' service from T-mobile (http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/services/c...ns/who-called/) will send you a text message of the phone number(s) that called while the phone was switched off.

I receive such messages with phone numbers and have to actually try to call the number to figure out the contact (if it exists).

Thanks,
-Gus
Are you saying your stock messaging app doesn't automatically link your contact name?

I've used both the stock messaging app and ChompSMS and both of them display the person's name that the number is associated with in my contacts list (and shows their picture if I have one set for them).
 
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Are you saying your stock messaging app doesn't automatically link your contact name?

I've used both the stock messaging app and ChompSMS and both of them display the person's name that the number is associated with in my contacts list (and shows their picture if I have one set for them).
I think what he's saying is that the text message is being sent from T-Mobile in every case and the content of the message is a telephone number. Although he is sent the number of the person that called he does not know which contact the number is linked to and the only way to find out is to call that number and see what contact name shows up in the call log. It basically sounds like he wants a way to look up a contact by phone number.
 
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I think what he's saying is that the text message is being sent from T-Mobile in every case and the content of the message is a telephone number. Although he is sent the number of the person that called he does not know which contact the number is linked to and the only way to find out is to call that number and see what contact name shows up in the call log. It basically sounds like he wants a way to look up a contact by phone number.
That's the part I'm confused about. The SMS app already shows the name, and if you long click on them you can call that person directly or view their contact details...

So even if only a number showed up, he should be able to just long press on it and then get to the contact details and see who it is.
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The OP mentions the phone being OFF.
 
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I think what he's saying is that the text message is being sent from T-Mobile in every case and the content of the message is a telephone number. Although he is sent the number of the person that called he does not know which contact the number is linked to and the only way to find out is to call that number and see what contact name shows up in the call log. It basically sounds like he wants a way to look up a contact by phone number.
Yes that is exactly it. Its not the name of the sender of the message. Its a number in a text message of someone (it can be more than one number) who called me while my phone was switched off for any reason.

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Hi,

Anybody knows of an app to show the contact name in a text message instead of a mobile number? For example the 'Who Called' service from T-mobile (http://www.t-mobile.co.uk/services/c...ns/who-called/) will send you a text message of the phone number(s) that called while the phone was switched off.

I receive such messages with phone numbers and have to actually try to call the number to figure out the contact (if it exists).

Thanks,
-Gus
I use Hullomail. It replaces your network voicemail service and it's 'free'. Also it will send you a email with the number or name of the caller but you would need to give the app service access to your Gmail contacts for that.

They also have an app in the market to access all your voicemails.

Features:

* Receive and play voice-emails directly in your inbox, mobile and the web
* Get notified of any missed call, even in areas with no mobile reception
* Take control of your voice-emails its up to you, not the operator
* Share, delete and keep your voice-emails forever, within a click
* See whos calling you instantly from your email contacts
* Access, view, and manage your voice-emails, all from one place
* Use the 'send a Hullo' feature, which allows you to record and send short messages to your friends for FREE *

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