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    Default 8 digits phone number - HOW? HELP
    In Costa Rica we have 8 digits phone number.

    I just got my iPhone and managed to unlockit (thanks to this forum), next question is HOW or WHAT can I do, to make my phone accept 8 digit to dial.

    When I dial 8 digits it takes the first 3 and converts them in to area code.

    I am stuck.

    Yes, I did setup the date and time for San Jose, Costa Rica

    TIA
    George

    PS: I am almost done.....

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    huh? so you can't call 8-digit numbers?
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    Ummmmm, we have 8 digit phone numbers in Australia and I'm having no problem calling anyone here, I'm confused....

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    Yeah, I am confused to. (I just found how "set it for Australia" they have also 8 digits)

    And stuck in the mean time.

    BTW: phone was bought in Texas, I just unlock it using iLiberty. Everything works except the 8 digit dialing.

    I don't see where or how can I setup diferent ring tones either.
    I have iTunes 7.5 on my PC, but when I click it doesn't open.
    I haven't join any WiFi/ networks.
    I don't see how/where I can back up or upload my contacts either.
    Yes, I can receive phone calls.

    Should I use this famous iPhone PC suite everybody raves about?

    I still need help - almost works.

    TIA
    George

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    I don't think anyone knows what you're on about. You press the 8 numbers and then press 'call'. Right? It isn't rocket science
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    Quote Originally Posted by redcard View Post
    I don't think anyone knows what you're on about. You press the 8 numbers and then press 'call'. Right? It isn't rocket science
    Haha... I can just see people on the streets accidently making their phone explode trying to call an 8 digit number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregTheWang View Post
    Haha... I can just see people on the streets accidently making their phone explode trying to call an 8 digit number.
    Thats not very helpful,isnt it?

    Back to the thread:I dont understand the problem,you do NOT need to set up your phone I guess.... You just need to know the country codes...,for example in Russia we have 10dight mobile numbers,I can just simply call to that number with the code +7...

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    Just change the area code to "Spanish --- Costa Rica" and that's it..

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    Sorry guys, where do I find the area code?

    I only see: International>Region Format> (different countries, but Costa Rica is NOT listed.

    I also found : Language> English, French, Dutch, Italian. Again NO Spanish

    TIA

    BTW: I know it shouldn't be a rocket science, but it's more complicated then you think.
    Basically when I tried to call the 8 digits, after the 7 digits I mark the 8th digit, the phone takes automatically the first 3 digits and makes them as area code. Figure that out!

    When I set it for Australia, I have no problem and can mark 8 digits and works.
    I just don't like to have Australia, because Google and other stuff defaults for Ausies.

    example: I Want to call: 88839393 I get (888) 39393
    Last edited by AXN; 2008-05-27 at 01:21 AM. Reason: more info

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    Default Did you get this fixed?
    AXN,

    I'm in CR as well and have exactly the same problem you describe. Did you find a good solution you can share?

    Thx.

    L.

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