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  1. #26  

    Default Re: +1 in front of phone numbers - not Facebook related

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos Soto Gonzalez View Post
    By any chance did anyone find out why this is happening or a permanent fix for it? in the mean time I am using prefixer, but would like to fix it permanently, its annoying all incoming calls in Verizon note 2 come with plus sign on front of area code. Am using verizon note 2 with ATT sim, also have a ATT S4 which doesn't do this, Thanx in advance
    I am on Verizon and have never seen or got a +1 on any number. The only numbers with a 1 in front are the toll free 800 numbers and the by the minute 900 numbers. The only other place is on Facebook where the 1+ indicates that you have a USA number.

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  2. #27  

    Default Re: +1 in front of phone numbers - not Facebook related

    Have you looked at the settings options from the dial pad? Some wandering around there might be related.

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  3. #28  

    Default Re: +1 in front of phone numbers - not Facebook related

    Anyone in this thread that says anything about 1+ needs to stop saying that. It is +1, not 1+. If you say it's 1+, people get confused and problems like OP's occur where he think it's suppose to be + and then the national number, with no country calling code in site.

    Now, just in case anyone finds this thread from googling android and number formats like I did, or international calling error, I'll explain the cause of OP's problem. OP received the international call error because he dialled +8663309237 (OP meant to dial +1 8663309237). OP's mobile formatted it as +86 633 092 37 (an 8 digit telephone number in Rizhao, Shandong, China) and requested the network to connect him to China because he forgot to put the 1 between the + and the national number. If you put a +, your mobile interprets the first valid set of numbers after that to be the country calling number and will make a request to the carrier to connect it to the appropriate country. If you put a + and are calling a US telephone number, you MUST put the 1 or it will read part of the city code (866) as the country calling number (+86).

    Example: If I want to call my friend in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States (city code 314) from Kansas City, Missouri, United States (city code 816) and I dial +3141234567 (without the 1 after the +, just like OP), my mobile formats it as +31 412 345 67 (an 8 digit telephone number in Oss, Noord-Brabant, Nederland), my mobile requests the network to connect to the Nederlands and the network rejects my call because I don't have international calling enabled or the telephone number is too short. If I dial it as +13141234567, my mobile formats it as +1 314 123 4567 and my mobile requests to connect to Saint Louis, Missouri, United States.

    tl;dr It is not + or 1+. It's +1. If you use + or 1+, you're gonna have a bad time.
  4. #29  

    Default Re: +1 in front of phone numbers - not Facebook related

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreissig View Post
    Anyone in this thread that says anything about 1+ needs to stop saying that. It is +1, not 1+. If you say it's 1+, people get confused and problems like OP's occur where he think it's suppose to be + and then the national number, with no country calling code in site.

    Now, just in case anyone finds this thread from googling android and number formats like I did, or international calling error, I'll explain the cause of OP's problem. OP received the international call error because he dialled +8663309237 (OP meant to dial +1 8663309237). OP's mobile formatted it as +86 633 092 37 (an 8 digit telephone number in Rizhao, Shandong, China) and requested the network to connect him to China because he forgot to put the 1 between the + and the national number. If you put a +, your mobile interprets the first valid set of numbers after that to be the country calling number and will make a request to the carrier to connect it to the appropriate country. If you put a + and are calling a US telephone number, you MUST put the 1 or it will read part of the city code (866) as the country calling number (+86).

    Example: If I want to call my friend in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States (city code 314) from Kansas City, Missouri, United States (city code 816) and I dial +3141234567 (without the 1 after the +, just like OP), my mobile formats it as +31 412 345 67 (an 8 digit telephone number in Oss, Noord-Brabant, Nederland), my mobile requests the network to connect to the Nederlands and the network rejects my call because I don't have international calling enabled or the telephone number is too short. If I dial it as +13141234567, my mobile formats it as +1 314 123 4567 and my mobile requests to connect to Saint Louis, Missouri, United States.

    tl;dr It is not + or 1+. It's +1. If you use + or 1+, you're gonna have a bad time.
    I have never had to dial a 1 on my cell phone to call a different city just the area. The only time I have ever used a 1 was to call a businesses 1 800 number.
  5. #30  

    Default Re: +1 in front of phone numbers - not Facebook related

    on my phone contacts, specifically when adding ph#'s, I have to delete the prefix or my carrier (Virgin) gives me an error message "the call cannot be completed as dialed, please check the code and try again" As my contacts were all modified I have had little trouble with it until I went on google Hangouts. NOW, if I try to call a number from my "hangouts" list it automatically slaps the prefix (+1) back on there and I get the error message when dialing. I looked all around google account, profile, phone # and Google plus and see NOWHERE to edit this. My Samsung Galaxy Victory 4g LTE has it in the phone settings but no way to change there unless changing the country.... not sure that's a good idea theses days I read through all the posts and don't see a solution??
  6. #31  

    Default Re: +1 in front of phone numbers - not Facebook related

    I have no problem making calls anywhere in the USA with the area code and 7 digit number "123-456-7890"

    Quote Originally Posted by welldonedanny View Post
    on my phone contacts, specifically when adding ph#'s, I have to delete the prefix or my carrier (Virgin) gives me an error message "the call cannot be completed as dialed, please check the code and try again" As my contacts were all modified I have had little trouble with it until I went on google Hangouts. NOW, if I try to call a number from my "hangouts" list it automatically slaps the prefix (+1) back on there and I get the error message when dialing. I looked all around google account, profile, phone # and Google plus and see NOWHERE to edit this. My Samsung Galaxy Victory 4g LTE has it in the phone settings but no way to change there unless changing the country.... not sure that's a good idea theses days I read through all the posts and don't see a solution??
  7. #32  

    Default Re: +1 in front of phone numbers - not Facebook related

    Thank you. It solves the issue.
  8. #33  

    Default Re: +1 in front of phone numbers - not Facebook related

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreissig View Post
    Anyone in this thread that says anything about 1+ needs to stop saying that. It is +1, not 1+. If you say it's 1+, people get confused and problems like OP's occur where he think it's suppose to be + and then the national number, with no country calling code in site.

    Now, just in case anyone finds this thread from googling android and number formats like I did, or international calling error, I'll explain the cause of OP's problem. OP received the international call error because he dialled +8663309237 (OP meant to dial +1 8663309237). OP's mobile formatted it as +86 633 092 37 (an 8 digit telephone number in Rizhao, Shandong, China) and requested the network to connect him to China because he forgot to put the 1 between the + and the national number. If you put a +, your mobile interprets the first valid set of numbers after that to be the country calling number and will make a request to the carrier to connect it to the appropriate country. If you put a + and are calling a US telephone number, you MUST put the 1 or it will read part of the city code (866) as the country calling number (+86).

    Example: If I want to call my friend in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States (city code 314) from Kansas City, Missouri, United States (city code 816) and I dial +3141234567 (without the 1 after the +, just like OP), my mobile formats it as +31 412 345 67 (an 8 digit telephone number in Oss, Noord-Brabant, Nederland), my mobile requests the network to connect to the Nederlands and the network rejects my call because I don't have international calling enabled or the telephone number is too short. If I dial it as +13141234567, my mobile formats it as +1 314 123 4567 and my mobile requests to connect to Saint Louis, Missouri, United States.

    tl;dr It is not + or 1+. It's +1. If you use + or 1+, you're gonna have a bad time.
    That may be the cause of OP's problem, but it's not the root cause - as OP says, he formats all his numbers with neither the + or the 1 or the +1, and he obviously understands the reason why it's calling internationally. Or was your post meant more to give background information?

    Speaking for myself, the root problem is that my phone receives incoming calls as "+866 560-1234" (or the phone number of whoever's dialing in), sans the 1. I get the call, hit the green button to dial back, and it tells me I'm dialing an international number. I have to retype the number and add the "1" in manually to call them back. These are people I don't have in my contacts who are miss-calling me to have their number added, and my phone is definitely listed as being in the United States. If my phone received it that way, it should dial back out that way.

    Although, speaking of people I have in my contacts, even if I import into my contacts the phone number "866 560-1234" (without any extensions) the phone refuses to recognize it when the person calls in, preferring instead either "+1" or "+". This is pretty basic functionality for a phone as smart as this - It should know better.
  9. #34  

    Default Re: +1 in front of phone numbers - not Facebook related

    I have s4 + infront of the number same problem if u know how to fix it let me know pls
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    As Dreissig said, the + signals that the country code comes next. "+1" means US. If you leave off the country code, the number does not know what country to call and will work only if the phone is in North America when you place the call. If there is any chance that you will ever take your phone out of North America and want to call numbers in your contact list while you are away, you are better off with the +1 shown. Also, if you are going to give a phone number to someone outside of North America or post it to a forum read by people from outside of North America, they will need the +1 (but they will probably know to add it)

    If you are in the US, plan never to take your phone out of the country, and don't exchange phone numbers with people outside of the country, then you don't need the +1. But it does, not hurt. I have never heard of a correctly typed +1 causing any trouble dialing and if anyone is having trouble with +1 dialing I would like to see the screen shot. Of course, as Dreissig explained, coding the + without the 1 or after the 1 is just wrong and wont work.

    Which leads to the question of why sometimes you see the +1 on caller id and sms and sometimes you don't. I'm just guessing here but I think it's controlled by the local phone company. I say this because I see the +1 on calls I received in NYC but not on calls I received at home. There's a suggestion that ios phones do not attach the +1. To test that I would like to see an android phone and an iPhone sitting beside each other on a table receive a text from a third phone and observe whether there's any difference in how the sender's number is recorded.
    Finally where did that weirdly wrong +866 number come from? I can only assume that the OP tried so hard to eradicate the +1 that he eliminated the 1 but could not eliminate the +. If that's wrong and your phone company is actually sending you texts with +866 in the number I would recommend complaining to the phone company.
  11. #36  

    Default Re: Note 2: +1 in front of phone numbers - not Facebook related

    This is an old thread but just in case anyone else stumbles upon it and is looking for a solution to the problem I have encountered on my HTC One when Google search results automatically return a +1 prefix, resulting in a "mobile network not available" or some such nonsense error message...

    What worked for me was to turn on Assisted Dialing (Settings / Call / Assisted Dialing). Just make sure you confirm that the proper country is set in "Current Country."

    Now my phone still shows the +1 prefix, but the calls go through fine.
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