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New Member
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-27-2008
My Device: Not Specified


When I receive SMS messages the name of person sent does not appear (though it is there in my address book ) and only phone number appears. How do I change to the name to appear

Forums Advisor III
Posts: 1,267
Registered: ‎06-19-2008
My Device: AT&T BOLD OS


When you open your text message, click the menu key and select options and then general options. Check to see if "display name" is set to ON. If it is here is another possible solution. When you save an address in your address book do you type the whole number including the area code? For example if you have John Smith 555-123-4567 saved in your address book then the name should appear for sms as well as your call logs. If you have just John Smith 123-4567 saved it will not show a name. Please check these and let us know. Thanks.
~Lorrie~ Master of All Things Blackberry!