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    Question Anyone knows how to get rid of...?

    Does anyone know how to get rid of the locked "junk" at&t puts on the address book? I mean like "pay bill", "*now", "611" and so on.

    I bought a Samsung SGH-a737 for my old dad to use in case of emergency, and programmed my contact numbers in it, but he says he gets confused by those wierd numbers. Therefore I want to get rid of them.

    Mant thanks in advance

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    It cannot be done. Why not assign the numbers your father needs to the number keys? You can do eight of them.
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    I just selected them and deleted them on my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itzsmk71
    I just selected them and deleted them on my phone.
    I believe they come right back (not immediately); at least that's been my experience.

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    never paid attention after I deleted em. hmmm that stinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fractured
    I believe they come right back (not immediately); at least that's been my experience.
    I believe that happens anytime an IRDB (roaming database) push is sent to the phone which is usually an automated process.
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    Wirelessly posted (Palm Treo 750: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 6.12) UP.Link/6.3.0.0.0)

    I'm able to delete them without having them reappear. Must be phone specific, which means this thread belongs in one of the forums up above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalslurp
    Wirelessly posted (Palm Treo 750: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows CE; IEMobile 6.12) UP.Link/6.3.0.0.0)

    I'm able to delete them without having them reappear. Must be phone specific, which means this thread belongs in one of the forums up above.
    Your phone is unbranded.

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    Thanks for all your replies. I guess it cannot be deleted, probably on the ROM.

    I assigned my numbers to the key pad, so now he just pushes the keypad numbers and voila!

    It sucks that carriers do that.

    Thanks again you all

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    This has either got to be market determined or phone determined since I erased them on my V3xx over six months ago and they've never come back. My wife also did it on her Blackberry Pearl and they never came back on it either! Both phones are AT&T brand.
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    I have been able to delete them on branded phones before, like my wifes Pantech C3b, and we could on our branded RAZR V3's. My friend just bought an LG Shine a month ago, and we got them off of that phone also, branded. That is very weird.
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    It's firmware specific. You can delete them off of Motorolas, LG's, Windows Mobiles and Blackberries without them comming back. You can delete them off Nokia's, but they come back. You cannot delete them off of Samsung's.

    Assuming I'm remembering everything correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATnt-RSC
    It's firmware specific. You can delete them off of Motorolas, LG's, Windows Mobiles and Blackberries without them comming back. You can delete them off Nokia's, but they come back. You cannot delete them off of Samsung's.

    Assuming I'm remembering everything correctly.
    In addition to the above I have a Sony Ericsson W810i that I was able to delete them off of.

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    Delete Samsung

    You can with a Samsung. On my old D407 I was able to delete those numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arucard
    You can with a Samsung. On my old D407 I was able to delete those numbers.
    You can't with a Samsung.

    "old" is the key word in your argument.

    I have two newer Samsung phones (including the SYNC I use myself) and neither even give the option to delete those entries.
    My opinions are my own and do not reflect the opinions of my employer AT&T.

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