• lucia

    Hi guys, i discovered a way to put it so it wont dissapear.
    i didnt have to download the app, so i made it simpler, i just went to the “about my phone”>”status”>”my phone number” and there is where you have to pay atention. you have three blancs: click on one of them and it will pop up a place where you can “edit your name” so you have to put your number there (not your name) and then repeat the action on the two left blancs.
    so, its the same that the post says, the difference is that you dont need the app. another thing; remember to put your number exactly like listed in gmail.
    Sorry for the bad english :) Im from argentina, thanks for the post, it really helped me.
    send me an email to tell me if it worked well on your smartphones.

  • Calum

    Thanks for that but there is a MUCH easier way to do it. At the top of your contacts list on the app it will display your email address and if you click on it it will let you set your status. The gray box will be beside that and if you click on it it will let you set a pic :-)

  • Nibinaear

    I’m using an Android Optimus One / T.

    It didn’t work for me. I downlaoded the change number app but it failed to install, so I went with an alternative. I changed my number but it didn’t help.

    I also tried stopped the messaging service and restarting it.
    I also turned the phone off and back on again.

    • Lucia

      Hi guys, i discovered a way to put it so it wont dissapear.
      i didnt have to download the app, so i made it simpler, i just went to the “about my phone”>”status”>”my phone number” and there is where you have to pay atention. you have three blancs: click on one of them and it will pop up a place where you can “edit your name” so you have to put your number there (not your name) and then repeat the action on the two left blancs.
      so, its the same that the post says, the difference is that you dont need the app. another thing; remember to put your number exactly like listed in gmail.
      Sorry for the bad english :) Im from argentina, thanks for the post, it really helped me.
      send me an email to tell me if it worked well on your smartphones.

  • Eric

    I have a G2x running 2.3.3 and I don’t have the setting “Additional Settings” under – Settings->Call Settings /Other call settings->Additional Settings-> My Phone Number – like Eduardo said above. Anyone know why?

  • Eduardo

    Settings->Call Settings /Other call settings->Additional Settings-> My Phone Number.

    Afterwards add contact with same phone number and change the picture.

    • TT

      Worked like magic. Such a simple way…yet so hidden. Thanks a lot bro.

    • mano

      Thank you very much .. it worked for me :D

    • http://bagorites.com Miguel Ribeiro

      Thank you.
      Couldn’t install the app, but this way it worked!

  • Paolo

    I can’t install the app on my LG Optimus One. The app description says: “only works on which uses android testkey signature 3-party ROMs. Son it can’t install in the device which use private key.”. What does this exa\ctly mean??

    • Paolo

      Ok, I found an old Bosch mobile and apparently managed to set my SIM number under Munu > Own Numbers: switching back to my Android phone, in Settings > About phone > Status > My phone number I see my correct phone number.
      Still there’s no picture in the native Messaging app; the grey box disappeared though, being replaced by the white frame with the Droid silhouette (the default picture for contacts without a custom pic).

      Now, here’s what I noticed: if you NOW tap on your Droid silhouette from the Messaging app > Contacts > Options > Edit Contact, you’re redirected to a form named “My Profile Contact from own_profile”.
      More or less, the same thing happens if you go to Contacts > Options > More > My Profile > Options > Edit Contact.
      Here I guess you can change your picture, although I doubt it’ll synch with your Google account.

      I’m starting to think that a so-called “dumbphone” is way smarter that a smartphone…

      • Paolo

        The way I explained works.

  • Sagar

    That rocked!! I ca totally see my picture in the messaging app now!!!

  • Fabian

    Thanks so much for the heads up. No need to look for old phones to set the number anymore. My Phone Number by Lytsing does this just fine. AWESOME!!

  • Marsha

    Thank you so very much! It worked for me.