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    Default WRONG contact shows up?

    A couple of times this week, I've gotten a text message and looked at the name-- only to find it odd that this particular sender was texting me.

    When I looked back, I saw that it was a different contact and the phone just got confused the first time. I cannot figure out a link between the two contacts (not alphabetically close or anything).

    I'm using SMS Popup if this helps?
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    More than likely a bug within that SMS Popup. One of the reasons I avoid using apps like that. More often than not you always find bugs like that.
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    I've had that happen a few times. First time it happened it was the second day I had my phone and I had no apps installed yet on it. Haven't noticed it happen in a few weeks though. It only showed the wrong contact name at the very top where it says you the conversation is with, not next to the actual message, that listed the correct name.
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    I have had at least 2 phone calls that said the wrong name with the right number. It seems possible that when they transferred my contacts some of them got somebody else's number.
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    Ill add one to the list, running the stock mess. app. , still on my first droid, with a phone number i've had for a few years. I've noticed the picture will just be the gray android default pic. but it will have the wrong name and number attached to the message, if i back out of the message app, and go back it, it will be correct. also I am not rooted. hhmm I wonder now if this quick update that Verizon is supposedly rolling out this week that isn't supposed to be 2.1 yet has a fix for this in it.
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    Default Re: WRONG contact shows up?

    Go figure this was supposed to be a reply to Jeremy. Android, lame here, lame there, Android lame everywhere.

    It is not the fault of SMS it is the Android OS. No other OS but Android displays the wrong contact. I have multiple incidences with my contacts. One example is my contacts with Veterans, multiple extensions therefore multiple dialing after the main number but the only number displayed is the one now that I did the capture the business card with before that it was the main number. When you can't reach that party and you try to call again using the phone recent calls I will only get the business card number displayed but it won't dial any of the rest of the dial pattern.

    Android's OS is so lame and what really sucks is this has been an ongoing problem, I've seen similar posts about this years old and Android either choose to ignore it or more than likely don't care because the people responsible for it I am sure use a different OS, because if they didn't it would have been taken care of the first time they saw it. Or they never call the same number with different extensions, is that even feasible.

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