FORUMS
Remove All Ads from XDA

Number format for sms in WM 6.1

3 posts
Thanks Meter: 0
 
By Tobymassey, Junior Member on 1st February 2010, 05:01 PM
Post Reply Email Thread
Hi,

I have my numbers in outlook stored in the default format for Outlook 2007 namely +44 0123456789. This makes click to dial in outlook work perfectly and calling on my mobile is fine. The down side is sending a text results in a message saying

"Sorry Destination number format incorrect. Valid number prefixes are +447958879879 or 00447958879879 or from within the UK 07958879879 This message is free"

So... My question is, is there a way around this? Changing the number format means click to dial doesn't work and anyway it is a lot of work to go through my conatcts changing all the numbers to a format that does work.
1st February 2010, 06:05 PM |#2  
timmymarsh's Avatar
Senior Moderator - Emeritus
Flag - Just one More
Thanks Meter: 1,204
 
Donate to Me
More
mm click to dial will work using +441234 5678903 for example, i use it all the time so im unsure why it does not work for you, unless you use your PC's outlook for direct dialing, in which case that is a problem.

There is a peice of software that Deedee had recommended one time not too long ago, but cant remember if it would help you.

I will have a dig around.

Chow.
1st February 2010, 06:21 PM |#3  
stephj's Avatar
Inactive Recognized Developer
Flag Lancashire
Thanks Meter: 104
 
10
More
The number your message has quoted is the UK One2One free SMS text forwarding number. Outbound text messages are routed through another mobile number on your telco's network.

From the Phone Dialing screen.

Menu->Options

Click the Services Tab, then then "Voice Mail and Text Messages" in the dropdown box, and then click Get Settings...... Takes a few seconds to retrieve the info.

Check this number is entered correctly otherwise your messages aren't going anywhere.
2nd February 2010, 02:29 PM |#4  
OP Junior Member
Thanks Meter: 0
 
More
timmymarsh, I am using the default outlook dialer. I have discovered that when I have the number in outlook format +44 0123456789 it says the number dialled will be 9 0123456789 (in the new call form i click dialling properties), which is correct. If i change the format so texting works in wm 6.1 to +44 123456789 then in outlook it says the number dialled will be 9 123456789 which of course is wrong. From your last post it doesnt sound as if you think i can get the phone to text if i leave the number format as +44 0123456789, but have to change all the number formats of the numbers i have entered and work on outlook to click to dial correctly?

stephj, My problem is not sending texts but sending them when numbers are stored in the default outlook format of +44 0123456789. If i save it as +44 123456789 i can send a text no problem but click to dial in outlook doesnt work.
2nd February 2010, 06:50 PM |#5  
timmymarsh's Avatar
Senior Moderator - Emeritus
Flag - Just one More
Thanks Meter: 1,204
 
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tobymassey

timmymarsh, I am using the default outlook dialer. I have discovered that when I have the number in outlook format +44 0123456789 it says the number dialled will be 9 0123456789 (in the new call form i click dialling properties), which is correct. If i change the format so texting works in wm 6.1 to +44 123456789 then in outlook it says the number dialled will be 9 123456789 which of course is wrong. From your last post it doesnt sound as if you think i can get the phone to text if i leave the number format as +44 0123456789, but have to change all the number formats of the numbers i have entered and work on outlook to click to dial correctly?

stephj, My problem is not sending texts but sending them when numbers are stored in the default outlook format of +44 0123456789. If i save it as +44 123456789 i can send a text no problem but click to dial in outlook doesnt work.

I understand that you are using the default outlook dialer and i assume the default contacts app. What i dont understand is when using +44 1234 (do not put an 0 in front of the number) is why it is telling you it will dial 9 12345678. THis is obviously not right and should not happen.

As i have said i use the +44 1234 dialing properties all the time, always works from a mobile (just never a landline obviously).

Had you installed some other contacts app? messed around with dialers at some time? I think there is a conflict happening somewhere, but with knowing what you have installed, or previously installed it is difficult to know.

One last thing, do you have your regional settings set to your proper location, ie UK etc?
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Tags
sms, wm6.1

Guest Quick Reply (no urls or BBcode)
Message:
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes