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Old 04-11-2008, 01:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When a number is somehow messaged to you, perhaps via text message, email, or whatever, you can scroll over the number and automatically add the number to your address book.

It seems like the BB by default will add it as a Work number. Is there a way to change this so that it adds it as a Mobile number instead by default?

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Old 04-11-2008, 02:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good question. It's an annoyance to me as well.
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I'd like this too. Who do we e-mail at RIM for an option on this?
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Easiest option for me is to just use Select in the menu, cut and paste it into Mobile.
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this just proves how business orientated the BB is...
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Easiest option for me is to just use Select in the menu, cut and paste it into Mobile.
I do the same, it feels like such a chore. Especially if you have to start over with a new address book from losing info without previose backups or sync.
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this just proves how business orientated the BB is...
Exactly, i find it annoying as well BUT you have to remember that Blackberry's ARE business phones and so the default add is "work number".
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Or at least, that if you add to the address book from an SMS / MMS, it would automatically go into the Mobile Number. Any other types, adding to work would be ok.
The menu would be too long "Add to Address Book - Mobile" or "Add to Address Book - Work" or confusing. A new user seeing the above would think that maybe they have multiple address books.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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What they should do is give an option for which number to store it under. Even being a business oriented phone, I would think plenty of business people would enter mobile numbers as well...
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I was thinking about this same question its a real pain in the butt to have everyones number as a work number and also a pain in the ass to fix it over and over again
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How about the missing option to add to an existing contact? At present the option will only create s new contact then add the number to the work field! :-/
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How about the missing option to add to an existing contact? At present the option will only create s new contact then add the number to the work field! :-/
This is even more of an annoyance to me. I can't believe I have to copy and paste every new email and phone # I get that I want to add to an existing contact. Even my razr would add a number to an existing contact and it would give me the choice of work, home, mobile etc. I wonder what rim's reasoning is for only being able to add to a new contact?
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