Thank you, AH. Problem is, b/c there are two unpredictable variables; (1) how long b4 a given call is answered (2) how long b4 an extension and/or options(s) need 2b entered AFTER the call is answered; there's really no way to "fix" a pre-configured dial.
It's beyond me why BB programmers would code the dialer to start counting down for Pause at the time the no. is dialed rather than when the call is answered. It's illogical. Consequently, for all intents and purposes, the BB OS6 dialer's Pause option is, at best, unreliable.
Until I can find another app' to replace the BB dialer, I'll be forced to use the Wait option rather than Pause. If anyone has any recomendations for an alternative to the BB dialer, I'd be greatful to hear them.
Thank you to all who contributed. Of course, further contributions are most welcome.