Similar phone numbers are merged together

REPRODUCIBILITY (% or how often): 100% (happened the 2 times I did a mistake in a phone number)
HARDWARE (Jolla1, Tablet, XA2,…): Jolla1
REGRESSION: (compared to previous public release: Yes, No, ?): I don’t know


By mistake, with my French phone number I sent an SMS to another French phone number starting with the country calling code +33 followed by 6 instead of 7 (only the first digit was wrong). When I wanted to send another SMS to the correct number, I noticed that it was still sent to the wrong number. Similar phone numbers seem to be merged together and the first phone number used will be selected. The workaround to fix the issue was to delete the conversation and start a new one to the correct phone number.
I noticed the issue also happened when sending by mistake an SMS to a phone number with the wrong country calling code, for example Germany +49 instead of UK +44 (only the country calling code was wrong).


I tested with Sailfish OS but the issue may happen with newer versions also. If the issue is already fixed in the last version, this bug report can still be useful as an archive to past bugs (I did not find this one when searching).
Note: the phone numbers are not saved as contacts.


  1. Send an SMS to a phone number with a wrong first digit or a wrong country calling code
  2. Send an SMS to the correct phone number


The SMS should be sent to the correct phone number.


The SMS is sent to the wrong phone number.


(Please ALWAYS attach relevant data such as logs, screenshots, etc…)

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Could you please update to the latest available OS version and check if this is still the case? I believe this bug has already been fixed with 3.3.0.

Unfortunately I cannot confirm as still on ( and having this issue still ).

But I agree to jiit and also believe this was fixed, at least it was under discussion and tracked.
So maybe someone else on 3.3 can confirm by creating a dummy entry in contacts with same number but the first digit after CC?

I will try the latest version when I have a moment. For information, the bug happened to me when the phone number was not saved as contact so it is possible that you cannot reproduce the bug if it is saved as contact.

Just creating 2 dummy contacts with a different first digit like +33612345678 and +33712345678 did not show the issue since 2 different contacts were created with 2 different conversations when sending messages. However when deleting the 2 contacts, I can see that the conversations are grouped together.

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