[Q] International Dialing

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Senior Member
Jan 8, 2006
Los Angeles
Having searched this and various other forums I'll see if anyone here can help on this item. I've been using WM devices and XDA for many years and have now had to switch to a Droid 2 Global on Verizon due to work rather than choice. For over ten years I have entered my outlook contacts in the format +XX (YYY) ZZZ-ZZZZ where obviously, XX=country code.

When I dial by contact on the droid it fails and tells me the number is disconnected etc.
If I manually enter the number using this format with the "+" sign into the dialer then it switched the "+" to "011" and dials successfully.
If I create the contact on my phone and enter the "+" sign in the phone number it seems to automatically create a second number entry as "011" as well so it then dials successfully.

The odd part is several colleagues seem to be able to use their existing outlook contacts in the same format successfully.

I have tried switching on and off the assisted dialing and it doe snot seem to make any difference, calls still fail to go through.

I am using a D2G with a stock (but rooted) ROM
System 2.4.330.A956.Verizon.en.US
Android 2.2
Baseband N_01.48.05R

Apologies if I have missed something obvious, I know my way around WM but this is all new. Thanks in advance for any help.


Feb 8, 2011
I had a couple of issues with telephone number formats, installing the "More Locale 2" app (available on the market) seemed to fix them.

Mine was more a presentation issue though, I'm not sure if it will solve your dialer problem but it's worth a try.