I feel your frustration man. What I did was override the automatic link.
I'm not sure what the exact Telephone Link API is but I've been using THIS
<a href="tel:xxxxxxxxxx">Part Number</a>
to make a call.
So what I did to get around the issue was to write this:
<a href="#">Part Number</a>
Now I'm pretty sure this isn't the way to do it, but at least the way I did it, if they click on it, it'll go NOWHERE. I wish I knew how to get around it even showing up as a link.