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Old 04-07-2007, 03:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

Searched in the forum but could not find any answer.
I have a bunch of contacts who have a few phone numbers, and I used to differentiate them by adding a few letters at the end of the phone field. For ex :

+44 20 xx xxx john office
+353 79 xx xxx john perso mobile

...

It was working fine with my former Sonyericsson P910, and my blackberry 7130, but it does not seem to work with my Pearl. If I want to call from the contacts, it launches the call with a few additional digits (it converts letters into digits) and the call can't hence go through.

Anyone got an idea on the syntax to use to make it happen ?

Thank you.

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Old 04-07-2007, 04:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

Searched in the forum but could not find any answer.
I have a bunch of contacts who have a few phone numbers, and I used to differentiate them by adding a few letters at the end of the phone field. For ex :

+44 20 xx xxx john office
+353 79 xx xxx john perso mobile

...

It was working fine with my former
Sonyericsson
P910, and my blackberry 7130, but it does not seem to work with my Pearl. If I want to call from the contacts, it launches the call with a few additional digits (it converts letters into digits) and the call can't hence go through.

Anyone got an idea on the syntax to use to make it happen ?

Thank you.

G
In the Address Book, when entering the number, simply hold down the [Alt] key (bottom key in the left column) to enter a letter instead of a number. When you save, it will save the number and display it as you entered it.

My ISP is RCN, and their support number is (800) RING-RCN

I just created an entry for them, and entered the phone number as +1 (800) RING-RCN and had no problem dialing it - which dialed 18007464726. When it dials it displays the digits, but when it connects, it displays the address book entry and name!
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Thanks Jerry, but I probably have not described my problem accurately.

I want to add letters to the phone field to be able to identify the number better than with just Home / mobile / work / work2... and I DON'T want the phone to interpret the letters as numbers.

Taking your example, that would mean having in the phone field:

Work:+1 800 746 4726 my isp rcn

And it would dial +18007464726

but if I do it this way, I indeed have issues because it dials the letters when I don't want it.

If I remember correctly, on my 7130, it would dial the letters if they are in bigger CAPS, and it would not dial if they are in lower caps... I want to reach the same results with the Pearl.

Thx.
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Penguin is absolutely correct, use your address book to ITS ability, and not try to create something that is more work than it is worth. Your call will be designated in the phone dialer and logs as (w) work, (home), (m) mobile, etc.
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I like the openness of the people on this forum. First post and I already have a "its absolutely stupid". I thought you would be a bit more educated than on other forums... But anyway let me tell you why I of course thought and tfiried your perfect solution and why I need such a thing.

I have contacts that have numerous phone numbers depending on the country where they are as they are travelling a lot. So one single person may have 6-7 numbers that I need to call. And I need to now which one is which.

Simply using the home, home 2, work, work 2, mobile will not work. And I don't want to recreate another contact for the same person (this would be stupid).

What is stupid is that some people don't even imagine that other people may have different needs with their phone. Not every user has the same needs and same contact base as you have.

Despite the fact that I have strange needs for you, I'd be very glad to hear how I could get my issue sorted out as it was working with a 7130.

Thank you, and happy easter.
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What is stupid is that some people don't even imagine that other people may have different needs with their phone. Not every user has the same needs and same contact base as you have.
Agreed.

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Well I would like to help you as I can see how this can be very confusing I would like to find a way for you but the only thing I could think of us actually putting this is their name. Put different address book entries for the same person with a slightly different title by changing the way you like, easier that way if you need help remembering and you can just type the first letters to narrow it down.
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Okay. Thanks lot for your creative solutions. I actually found how to solve my problem. There are two solutions to it :
One is to add ! before after the number and before the letters. This is the Wait command. It is fine but it asks me an additonnal question once the cal is launched.

The other (I chose this one) is to add # between the number and the letters. It actually does exactly what I want : displays letters for me to choose the right contact number, and dials only the digits that are before the #.

Changes were made easily on Outlook, followed by a sync.

Cheers,

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