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Old 07-26-2006, 09:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering if there was a way to enter a conference call string into the details/or location field of a meeting request such that you could click on the strong an the number would dial, phone would pause, and then the phone would enter the conference call ID code.

So for instance, if I am constructing a meeting invite for 10:00 AM tomorrow morning using my confernce call number. Can I add a dial string to the Outlook meeting details that would dial the person all the way into the conference (more than just dialing the conference call phone number).

I would expect the string to look something like this:

Conference call number + pause to wait for conference call to answer + dial the passcode to the conference

888-555-1111,,,12345#

I tried the above combination (obviously with real info) but it will only dial the phone number, not the additional pause and conference passcode.

So is there a way to tell the BB to dial the string and not just the number?

I would think this is useful, because I open a meeting request then click on the phone number but I always have to remember the conference code separetly to be able to dial it in manually.

Anyone have a solution?

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Old 07-26-2006, 10:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Use the exclamation mark

If you put the phone number in first, add an exclamation mark (!) and then the passcode, your BB will dial the number and then pop up a dialog box asking if it should dial the "extension" next. This is how I have setup my conference call info.

e.g. 1-800-123-1234!112233#
(my system needs the pound sign at then end of the passcode, yours may not)
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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in the location field use an x or ext between the number and the passcode. I try to get my team to do this...

18665555555x12345#

18665555555ext12345#

You can space it out as much as you like (hard to show that here as the extra spaces get ignored in forum posts) and it still works:

+1 (866) 555-5555 x12345#
+1 (866) 555-5555 x 12345#
+1 (866) 555-5555 ext12345#
+1 (866) 555-5555 ext 12345#

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Old 07-27-2006, 05:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I was wondering if there was a way to enter a conference call string into the details/or location field of a meeting request such that you could click on the strong an the number would dial, phone would pause, and then the phone would enter the conference call ID code.

So for instance, if I am constructing a meeting invite for 10:00 AM tomorrow morning using my confernce call number. Can I add a dial string to the Outlook meeting details that would dial the person all the way into the conference (more than just dialing the conference call phone number).

I would expect the string to look something like this:

Conference call number + pause to wait for conference call to answer + dial the passcode to the conference

888-555-1111,,,12345#

I tried the above combination (obviously with real info) but it will only dial the phone number, not the additional pause and conference passcode.

So is there a way to tell the BB to dial the string and not just the number?

I would think this is useful, because I open a meeting request then click on the phone number but I always have to remember the conference code separetly to be able to dial it in manually.

Anyone have a solution?

Thanks
That should work. I use it all the time. Try editing the phone number on your BlackBerry. Delete the existing commas, then type them back in using the comma key. An inverse P should appear (black background / white P) when you hit comma. Also, each comma is a 2 second delay. I find two usually does the trick. One might even do it, but I'd rather wait the extra two seconds than have to redial.

When you dial the number, the BlackBerry should display "pausing for two seconds" when it hits the commas. If you don't get this, see if you need a firmware upgrade.
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Old 07-27-2006, 05:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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JerryD,
I believe tmcowboy is talking about when he creates a meeting request in Outlook (not on the handheld). He wants to put the phone number and passcode for the conference call in the Location field and then when it is opened by someone with a blackberry, they can click the phone number and have it dial and pause with the passcode for the conference call. Using an x or ext works for this.
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