09-01-2009 12:01 PM
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09-02-2009 08:43 AM
Though John Wargo worked for RIM , I would not agree with him.. In my experience, I never got phone number if it is not set in the phone manually by the user ..
09-16-2009 01:01 PM
09-16-2009 06:49 PM
The phone number on the sims are manually inserted, they can be wrong and be any number you like. They're effectively a tag and cannot be trusted to be correct. It is actually very common for SIM card to not contain the mobile number.
In the backend, sims are identified using IMSI, and it is this number that is used to identify sim card in the network as far as I am aware.
The mobile phone number are for us humans from needing to remember 15 digits and allows us to change phone number as needed on the same sim card.
09-16-2009 09:09 PM
Thanks for your inputs. I'm aware of that. I'm just playing around with the thought that maybe in the new 5.0 API, users dont need to manually enter it. So if you're saying that it is common for simcard not to contain the mobile number, then there's no way for the API to retrieve those information automatically.