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    RNS:: TopAreaCodes see your caller's city/state name and area map when your phone rings:

    http://www.ranosoft.net/tac/tac5.gif

    Version 1.4 of TopAreaCodes was released today. It is now compatible with all latest Treo and the Centro phones.

    When someone calls you, TopAreaCodes looks at his/her phone number and looks for the area code. So if the number begins with +1 it knows it's from the USA. If it begins with +43 it's from Austria, +39 for Italy, and so on. So it can tell you the country, but also more detailed information (state, city, network provider) after you install more detailed databases for the appropriate area (all available for free at www.ranosoft.net/tac/databases).

    TopAreaCodes automatically displays the country/district/city name (or mobile network provider) on Treo's screen during the conversation, but it can also be used to manually search for the code of given area, or the area with given code (the "Tools" menu in the TopAreaCodes application):

    • You're wondering what's the code for Italy? The "Tools"=>"Find Code by Area" option will tell you.
    • You're wondering whose code is +48? The "Tools"=>"Find Area by Code" option will tell you.


    The most important and unique feature of TopAreaCodes is its ability to display not only the textual name of the area, but also its map, flag, or coat of arms (or the mobile network operator's logo). So when you get a call from Italy you'll see it's shoe-shaped map, as well as the green-white-red flag, and the elaborated coat of arms:

    http://www.ranosoft.net/tac/tac1a.gif

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    that pretty nifty. I loaded it - on my 650 - just for fun and going to try the trial. called my cell from home and sure enough... it worked.

    update: what does "sndg sndg" mean? it showed a CA call just down the road but showed city as "sndg sndg" - what the heck is that?
    Last edited by eTard; 04/29/2008 at 11:09 AM.
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    I would guess it is an abbreviation for San Diego?
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    Hmm, you're right. The Californian database contains these mysterious entries.
    Indeed, various area codes with this name are are interweaved with "San Diego" area codes, so that's probably the same.

    I'll fix the database tomorrow. Now you have time to report other problems like this... That's funny noone reported this strange-looking name before :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaNo View Post
    Hmm, you're right. The Californian database contains these mysterious entries.
    Indeed, various area codes with this name are are interweaved with "San Diego" area codes, so that's probably the same.

    I'll fix the database tomorrow. Now you have time to report other problems like this... That's funny noone reported this strange-looking name before :-)
    so do I win a free version of the app?

    plez.. pretty plez
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaNo View Post
    Hmm, you're right. The Californian database contains these mysterious entries.
    Indeed, various area codes with this name are are interweaved with "San Diego" area codes, so that's probably the same.

    I'll fix the database tomorrow. Now you have time to report other problems like this... That's funny noone reported this strange-looking name before :-)
    BTW.. that entry should have been the city of Encinitas if it is tied to the location of the phone numbers owner or it was a 619 area code which is, in general, San Diego.

    but.. 619 is several cities and to say San Diego would be a massive area encompassing Cardiff, Solana Beach, Encinitas, La Jolla.. and down into the actual city, etc. 619 is a huge area. However, so is 760 but I got a 760 call which correctly showed more precise location of the call which was in Carlsbad. It could have been parts of Encinitas, Leucadia, San Marcos, Rancho Sant Fe, etc.. but it correctly gave Carlsbad.

    point is, can it not get more precise in the area code?
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    Unfortunetly I don't think there exist more precise source databases to incorporate them in TopAreaCodes. I fixed the "sndg sndg" error and a few similar ones (in other states, too), and now new databases are available on www.ranosoft.net/tac/databases

    eTard, I can offer you a 25% discount for all our software, but nothing more...
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    thanks.. will give the new DB a try
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    Interesting, but I'm not sure how useful it is with cell phones. one co-worker has a cell number from Rhode Island, but lives in Florida and is currently working in Virginia. My brother lives in DC, but still has a PA phone #.

    Area codes don't mean what they used to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eTard View Post
    thanks.. will give the new DB a try
    Great! Should you find any other strange entries, please report them. However there should be no more entries like this.
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