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Old 04-03-2007, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently use the 8700g and Outlook 2003 SP2. When I add a new contact on Outlook, it automatically adds the country and area codes such + 1 (212) XXX-XXXX. When I sync with the device, it copies exactly the number in the exact same format, but when I call the contact that format is not recognized and the call is not completed.

How do I either:
a) configure the device to understand the area codes; or
b) configure Outlook so that it doesn't add them automatically.

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Old 04-03-2007, 05:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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lucianot, do this in your Outlook...

Go to Outlook, and in Contacts, on the Actions menu, point to Call Contact, and then click New Call.
Click Dialing Options.
IF the check box beside "Select the Automatically add country/region code to local phone numbers" is checked, UNCHECK IT.

The country/region code added is for the selection in the Country/region list on the General tab of the Edit Location dialog box (in the New Call dialog box, click Dialing Properties, and then click Edit).

That should fix future entries you enter into Outlook, not sure about the existing, it may fix them as well.
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I did exactly what you said on Outlook. It stopped adding the country code to the number, but is still adding the area code. I tried deleting the area code from Dialing Properties, but it doesn't allow a blank value...

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You really need to keep the area code. Even in some metropolitan cities you must have the area code to dial across the street... let it be.
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