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Old 08-21-2007, 11:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I tried search but perhaps I used wrong key words.

I've got a new Pearl and try to transfer my contact numbers into the Pearl. Here is my problem as I transfer the contacts and I am hoping somebody can help me: if I did not assign country code prefix (+[country code]) in front of the phone number that I want to dial, my Pearl automatically assigns '+1' (for US country code). Is there anyway, that Pearl would dial as per the number stored in its memory?

This becomes a problem as I live in Asia and all my stored contacts do not start with '+[country code]'...Do I have to manually add the country code prefix or is there an easy way to do this.

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The only setting you can change to help in this situation is under Phone >Options >Smart Dialing. You can change the default country code to another one in the list.
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John - many thanks for your prompt response. But I just can't seem to find the Phone >Options >Smart Dialing...I looked under Settings but there is no Phone setting...

I am using an unlocked TMO Pearl - haven't been connected to BES yet as I just got it and just started to transfer my contacts.
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Press the green phone button. Then press the menu key. Scroll to, and select, options. Then select smart dialing.
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Sorry - I finally got it. Many thanks for your help...
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Another basic question (and I have tried to search as well): I want to call a contact by typing the initial of the name from the home screen - but the initial is the alternate letter on the keypad? For instance, the contact name is Roger. But somehow I can't get to the alternate letter at all. I've tried:
- pressing it for a while: it prompts me whether I want to assign a speed dial
- simultaneously pressing ALT and the keypad: doesn't work

Many thanks again.

[Sorry - just realized that I posted a reply - I am creating a new thread on this]

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