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  • 15. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    engstrom Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
    My US iPhone doesn't diplay its own number at the top of the contacts app when you go into Contact from the 2nd page of the home screen.

    However, as parker79 says in a post above, my iPhone DOES display its own number when I go to Phone and then from the bottom of the phone page I select Contacts. You have to scroll to the top of the list of contacts, above "A" to see it.

    Also, under Settings->Phone my phone number is listed.
  • 16. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    halt00 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I have that problem as well - with my original phone. I took it into the Apple Genius bar when it first came out and they said they had no idea.
  • 17. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    Sackedby90 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My 3G iPhone does NOT show my number anywhere. It doesn't show under Settings -> Phone. It doesn't show under Contacts, even when scrolling to the top. It also does not show in iTunes when I connect the phone to my Mac.

    Anyone resolve this yet?
  • 18. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    Brian Caslis Level 3 Level 3 (795 points)
    engstrom wrote:
    My US iPhone doesn't diplay its own number at the top of the contacts app when you go into Contact from the 2nd page of the home screen.

    However, as parker79 says in a post above, my iPhone DOES display its own number when I go to Phone and then from the bottom of the phone page I select Contacts. You have to scroll to the top of the list of contacts, above "A" to see it.

    Also, under Settings->Phone my phone number is listed.


    That's true. I was refering to seeing the number in the contacts section of the Phone app. I don't see the number listed in the Contacts app, but seems like what I would expect.
  • 19. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    agent_s87 Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Why u need ur own number??
    can't u memorize your OWN number?
  • 20. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    Grant Davies Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    IIRC you have to remove you sim card and place it in a phone that allows you to store your own numbers, I used an old Nokia I had. I did this for my Iphone and it worked, it also shows up at the top of my contacts list in my 3G.
  • 21. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    CorwinRathe Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    My 3G iPhone does not have your own number at the top anymore. Just have the search field there now. You can display by going to settings>Phone. It will be at the top of the screen as My number:
  • 22. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    xombies Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    if you go under phone > contacts
    all the way at the top above the <search> feature
    your number should be listed
    at least on my phone it is
  • 23. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    Pappasbike Level 3 Level 3 (560 points)
    parker79 wrote:
    On my phone and my husband's phone it displays the # on the contacts page that is displayed after going into the phone menu. You may have to scroll to the top of the screen to see it. If you just go into contacts that is on the home screen it does not display the # though.


    This is exactly what mine does, tapping the contacts button/widget on the Home screen will not show the number. Going into the phone screen and then contacts it's at the very top of the screen as it was before.
    John
  • 24. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    SuperSizeIt Level 3 Level 3 (570 points)
    If your number is ported, lets say Verizon, sometime the phone number itself will not display in iTunes. Nor will it display in your settings under Phone or top of your contacts page. I've gone to 2 AT&T stores and they have no idea why or how to do so. I've suggested taking the sim out and entering it manually from another GSM device and I get a blank stare. So at this point, we're open to suggestions.
  • 25. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    RF9 Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    Here's a screen shot of contacts, when you scroll to the top:
    http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/1569/contactsop6.png
    Then you scroll even further, you see your own number
    Here's a screen shot with own number showing:
    http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/4416/ownnumbertl2.png

    If you don't get this, then it's possible your own number never got programed in to the SIM. It's possible, I've had that happen before. With other phones and modem cards you can sometimes see this entry and even edit it yourself. You can call AT&T and tell them your own number isn't showing up on the phone and ask them to re-send the OTA (Over the air update) to re-program your SIM.
    They may or may not argue with you. Just tell them you'd like the SIM update package to be re-sent.

    Your number doesn't have to be in the SIM for it to work and make calls. It's really just an optional field I believe.
  • 26. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    Bryan Mick Level 6 Level 6 (13,020 points)
    Your number doesn't have to be in the SIM for it to work and make calls. It's really just an optional field I believe.


    My number doesn't show up on mine... it hasn't caused me any trouble at all.
    I don't think it's even worth a call to AT&T for me to get it fixed.
    It's a complete non-issue for me.

    Cheers!
    -Bryan
  • 27. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    RF9 Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    Yeah, I didn't even know it was there until I read this thread LOL.
    I'm curious if what I suggested would work. If anyone does it, please post.
  • 28. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    tunners Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    In Australia, I have just received my iPhone 3G. I transferred the Sim from my old phone and connected the iPhone to iTunes over the net - etc. The phone now displays an unknown number on the Contacts page - but receives calls okay to my old number. What's happening?
  • 29. Re: iPhone 3G won't display own number
    roffey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the same problem until i removed my sim and put it in my old (unlocked) K800i. i inputted my number into the sim and transfered it back to the iphone. Now it displays my number at the top of the contacts list accessed through the phone shortcut and in the settings page. Good call Grant and RF9.