Nokia Caller ID Bug

This would never happen to a lot of people but if know two guys having almost the same number, your Nokia phone might mix their names up.I got to know about this from where I worked before; we got two phones from two different networks. Both phones had the last 7 digits same. I was using one of the phones but if the other fella using the second phone calls some people I know, my name shows up on their Nokia phones. I have tried to see if same things applies on Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola, bla bla but it looks like it is Nokia’s cross for now. Obviously, it is matching the last 7 digits.

Now, on my E90, if I dial a number say 08031234567 which doesn’t exist it shows the name of Mr. Jones with number 08021234567 who is a contact on my phone.

Crazy isn’t it?

Author: dejiolowe

Adédèjì is the founder of Lendsqr, the loan infrastructure fintech powering lenders at scale. Before this, he led Trium Limited, the corporate VC of the Coronation Group, which invested in Woven Finance, Sparkle Bank, Clane, and L1ght, amongst others. He has almost two decades of banking experience, including stints as the Divisional Head of Electronic Banking at Fidelity Bank Plc. He drove the turnaround of the bank’s digital business. He was previously responsible for United Bank for Africa Group’s payment card business across 19 countries. Alongside other industry veterans, he founded Open Banking Nigeria, the nonprofit driving the development and adoption of a common API standard for the Nigerian financial industry. Beyond open APIs, Adédèjì works deeply within the fintech ecosystem; he’s the board chairman at Paystack. Adédèjì is a renowned fintech pundit and has been blogging on technology and payments at dejiolowe.com since 2001.

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