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    Default Nexus 4 - My phone number

    Received a Nexus 4 on Friday from Google Play, have put my sim in and everything is working great. However, the My phone number section in settings is showing a different phone number than mine. Can anyone with a new Nexus 4 confirm this is normal.

    I called Google and they said all phones come with a default number and I need to speak to my carrier if I want to change the number.

    Any advice appreciated.

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    On mine with a T-Mobile sim it just says unknown. I had to call another phone to even see what my temporary number even is.
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    Cheers for the reply. I can understand unknown just seems suspicious already having a number in...

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    Yeah it does seem odd to already have a random number put in. But as long as your phone works I wouldn't worry about it.
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    Did you insert the sim with the phone off? Or reboot the phone after you insert the sim? Maybe it needs a restart to pick up the sim information.
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    Inserted sim with phone off. Just don't understand why it already has a number rather than showing unknown. Not too bothered if can't change just don't want a recon unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wevans73 View Post
    Inserted sim with phone off. Just don't understand why it already has a number rather than showing unknown. Not too bothered if can't change just don't want a recon unit.

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    Just to be clear, "phone off" doesn't simply mean that the screen is dark - it means initiating the power off sequence by turning the phone on, holding the power button until te menu pops up, and tapping "Power off".

    One way or another, you must reboot the phone after installing a SIM card.
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    Yes I powered of as per the sequence you describe. I am more interested in why it already had a phone number entered when it is a new unit. Thanks for your advice though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wevans73 View Post
    Received a Nexus 4 on Friday from Google Play, have put my sim in and everything is working great. However, the My phone number section in settings is showing a different phone number than mine. Can anyone with a new Nexus 4 confirm this is normal.
    I have this on mine. The number, at least in my case, is what the sim card was BEFORE I switched over my number (it's a replacement card, as I didn't have a micro sim on my last phone).
    ~Sonic Alpha - 16GB Nexus 4 - 16GB Nexus 7
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    Interesting Sonic Alpha. I wonder if my sim has retained its original number and not the one I ported, although the port was months ago. I am using the same sim from my old phone, cut to size as it was a normal sim.

    Googles answer just seems strange that they would send a phone with a default number already in...

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    Checked the packaging from my sim and the original number is the one displaying on the phone. Thanks very much for the pointer.

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    Mine has my phone number in it not sure what these temp numbers are

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    what exacly are you seeing? can you post a screenshot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still1 View Post
    what exacly are you seeing? can you post a screenshot.
    Issue resolved. The phone number it is showing is the original number for the sim Virgin sent before I ported over my own number. The port was actually done a few months back.

    The sim must retain the original number allocated. I believe it can be changed by contacting Virgin but not really that bothered. I just wanted to understand where the number had come from.

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    hey, that's my number!

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