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plus symbol confusing things


New member
Jan 1, 2009
I travel alot, so I have always stored all my contacts with the plus symbol and the international dialling code.

I have a brand new iPhone and discovered that it doesn't pick up the numbers when I am either receiving a call or a text message from those numbers, as the network seems to deliver them without the plus.

The number in my contacts would be:
+852 xxxx xxxx

but the number comes through as

and makes the iPhone think its a new number.

Is there a way of fixing this?