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Registered: ‎09-05-2008
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10 digit phone number format

Does anyone know of a way to change the default BB 10-digit phone number format of NNNNNNNNNN to include either spaces or parentheses?  i.e. (NNN) NNN-NNNN or NNN NNN NNNN.   
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Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: 10 digit phone number format

Hi and welcome to the forums.

If you setup your contact in the (722-344-66770 you can certainly do it. The field is numeric..


You can view the contact and it will be that format, but when you dial, it will just be numbers, The telco has no need of the dashes and parenthesis so the BB doesn't waste space displaying and sending them.


The dashes and () in this case mean nothing to the telco. There are symbols that do, but if you stay with these your safe.


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Registered: ‎09-05-2008
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Re: 10 digit phone number format

My previous phone, LG VX8300, automatically inserted a hyphen as I entered my contact's phone numbers or when I dialed a number.  Verizon downloaded all my contacts from the old phone to the BB.  I'm just annoyed that all the phone numbers are displayed as 10 raw numbers with no separators.  It's difficult to visually verify the phone number, especially if you're dialing on the fly.