I was going over the comments. You seemed to be having tough luck getting the people to understand your query. Must be really frustrating I am sure.
Nonetheless, assigning the multiple numbers as individual contacts is the best thing to do in this case. I do that too and place a "(m)" or "(r)" in front of the person's name to distinguish between mobile or residence. Only needs a bit of effort and more phonebook space, but that seems to be more than enough, for me atleast.
jo, 25 Nov 2008hi JJ
i think making 3 entries for a certain contact is the best way to go to avoid confusion... moreOH MY GOD!! Did I make myself clear??
Quote: "the 1209 can only accept one number per contact anyway, so we don't really have much of a choice" you said
NO IT DOESN'T!!!! It has the feature to accept several numbers to a contact, like I said!!!! It has the option to input home number, mobile number, work number, general number and fax number!!! DAMN! THE FACT IS THAT THAT FEATURE DOESN'T WORK LIKE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO DO, because only the number you mark as predifined works ok with the contact name, in terms of association name/number, that's what I'm trying to say in all these posts!! Got it now??
SO THE FEATURE IS PRESENT, BUT IT DOESN'T WORK WELL, SO WHAT WE GOT?? Guess............... in my town it is called a BUG!!!!!
i think making 3 entries for a certain contact is the best way to go to avoid confusion. the 1209 can only accept one number per contact anyway, so we don't really have much of a choice.
i.g.i., 24 Nov 2008If you want your phone to show names instead of numbers type in the right prefix of the caller... moreMy phone shows the names! But only of the predifined number!!
If I have a UNIQUE contact named "John", with these numbers:
Mobile: 456 (predifined)
Then if I receive/make a call to 456, it will display in the screen ""Calling (Mobile symbol) John""... But if I receive/make a call to 123 or 789, it will not display ""Calling (Home symbol) John"" or ""Calling (Work symbol) John"", like it was supposed to do!! It will display "Calling 123" or "Calling 789", because the phone only associates the predifined number to the contact name...
Only solution to this is to create 3 SEPARATED contacts with the 3 numbers above...
By the way, I don't need confirmation on this, because I've already buyed the phone and it has this bug, like the Nokia 1208... A very annoying bug!!
If you want your phone to show names instead of numbers type in the right prefix of the callers network and sometimes the country when you're saving a contact, especially if he-she is using sim card from another operator, for example in serb.. it's +38163/1234.. or +38164/1234.. for networks with prefixes 063 and 064 and so on, You really dont need to type it anyway because when that person calls you, this type of full length number is displayed and all you have to do is save it under a desired name. It works, trust me i tried it.
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JJ, 10 Nov 2008Hey men!
READ MY POST! Did you read it well?? Read it again!
Where did I say that it's p... moreDamn, I have read my posts again and I think I explained the situation quite clearly! READ THOSE AGAIN!!
Anonymous, 07 Nov 2008I'm sorry JJ but you are so wrong! :) Every nokia does this, AND IT'S NOT A BUG!!! If you have... moreHey men!
READ MY POST! Did you read it well?? Read it again!
Where did I say that it's person A and person B with the same number? That's not the situation!! It's not that that I wanted to mean!!
I explain again: you have a UNIQUE PERSON (just one!!!) with 2 numbers defined (to that contact, only one!!!). You can have that in Nokia 1209, it's possible to assign several numbers to a given contact (just one!!!), like the house number, the mobile number, the work number,..... So, the situation I mentioned it's refered to that, I'm not talking about giving same number to two contacts!!! Read my post!!! It's 2 numbers to a contact (only one contact!!!)
I'm sorry JJ but you are so wrong! :) Every nokia does this, AND IT'S NOT A BUG!!! If you have Person A and Person B both with the same phone number, how would the mobile decide wich one to show??
Furthermore, if it would randomly pick one of the many names with the same phone number, you would never have noticed that you had the same number saved to more contacts.
PPl lemme tell you, this is just a mobile phone. It is designed to make calls and send text. It is priced for that. Now if you are talking about so called high end featured phones, they dont just give any of the features they say they have. Can you use the 5MP cam of N95 to take a quality pics?? I dont think it can. Like that, can you use the great browsers provided in these phones to browse thru flash/ JS website with ease?? No. Defenitely NO. These phones are to grow much. Till then no one can say a 1209 is inferior and an N95 is superior. Both will be same, latter- the bigger bottle with more wine.. Thats all
Just bought this phone today and i find it great. Had a Motorola V3, but it started to restart without reason to, and its battery life decreased (A LOT). So, i looked up for a new, basic phone and i found this one. Basically, i needed a phone that can actually make / receive calls, send and receive sms. Which this thing does. Oh, and it also has an alarm, cool. I don't need a camera, internet nor music, so, this thing just fits my needs. I haven't charged its battery yet, but i'm expecting good autonomy from it. So, i may say that i'm enjoying this phone very much. The only thing that buzzes me off is the ringing volume, but i'll keep it with the vibration mode turned on. Nice one, Nokia.
A Tang, 29 Oct 2008All nokias are like this. This is not a bug.
Its the same as 2 entries with the same numbe... moreNo, they are not! I have a Nokia N70 that doesn't suffer from this bug! In fact, in my opinion, it's a very stupid bug!! If all Nokias suffered from this problem, people would have to guess "who is this number from?", all the time... not very logic!!
Maybe you didnt't understand my point...
If I have a contact John (for example) with 2 numbers: let's say, 123 (house number) and 456 (mobile number), and if 123 is the predefined number, then if I receive a call from John mobile phone, the screen shows "456" instead of showing "John Mobile", for example!
And YES, this IS A MAJOR PROBLEM because I don't want to spend my time guessing numbers, I don't memorize them! This is a very severe bug!
Regards! Anyone can confirm if this bug is fixed in 1209?
JJ, 14 Oct 2008Hello, please, can someone help me with this doubts?
-> Has the Nokia 1208 restart bug been... moreAll nokias are like this. This is not a bug.
Its the same as 2 entries with the same number. It just does not know which one is correct since they both are. In the end they just show you the number.
No problem at all
Very reliable low end phone. Battery life is great, very good for guys in events management.
Hello, please, can someone help me with this doubts?
-> Has the Nokia 1208 restart bug been corrected in this phone?
-> And about the pending sms problem?
-> I found this bug on Nokia 1208: if a contact X has 2 numbers defined, lets say, number 1 and number 2, and if number 1 is the predifined number, then: if I make a call to number 1, the contact name appears on the screen; but, if I make a call to number 2, then no name appears on screen, just the number!!! By other words, the phone only associates a given number to a contact name if that number is the predifined number!! This is a very severe bug!!!
Has Nokia 1209 corrected this bug?? Can someone help me, by testing this please??
Lots of thanks!!
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lyre13, 19 Sep 2008jz wondering...any idea as to what's the size of this 1209's memory? Its memory is 8MB of internal memory