Are you saving the contact locally to the phone itself, or to your Google account?
I am saving them directly to my phone itself, not on google
I type the number in then add it to my contacts and i have never had that problem with my droid 3 .Though when i sync my phone with back up I get two of ever number on the back up .
Open up Contacts, hit Menu, then click Display Settings. You might need to hit "More" in order to see the Display Settings option (i.e. Menu>More>Display Settings). Make sure all appropriate options are selected so that all contacts are visible.
So sorry you’re having problems adding contacts to your Motorola Droid 3! I’d like to help.
Have you tried what winnersmw suggested? This should allow you to see the contacts you are saving in your contact list. Let us know how that worked out for you.
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