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Old 04-02-2006, 07:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an 8700c with international roaming turned on. When traveling, I can make calls overseas (to the US) by ading a +1, then the area code and number. My question is, how do I get the 8700 to 'automatically' add a +1 when I am dialing from outside the US? I have added +1 to the 'smart dialing' screen, but it does not automatically dial it. Makes it difficult to use my speed dials (which do not have it typed in as it wouldn't work at home). Seems to me there should be a setting telling the phone to use +1 for all numbers selected - whether in speed dial, in the rolodex or sent via email - until I deactivate or perhaps until I return to my home country.....
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Sorry, I can't answer your question about how to automatically add +1 to all your numbers when traveling, but I can comment on the prefix when you're not traveling. Adding +1 to all your numbers doesn't mean that it won't work at home. I always add the country code to numbers so that wherever I am in the world I can easily phone anyone in my address book. If I'm in the same country then it doesn't matter -
I imagine the phone company is smart enough to realize that I don't really need +1 - and no it doesn't charge me international rates when I'm not roaming!
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I have an 8700c with international roaming turned on. When traveling, I can make calls overseas (to the US) by ading a +1, then the area code and number. My question is, how do I get the 8700 to 'automatically' add a +1 when I am dialing from outside the US? I have added +1 to the 'smart dialing' screen, but it does not automatically dial it. Makes it difficult to use my speed dials (which do not have it typed in as it wouldn't work at home). Seems to me there should be a setting telling the phone to use +1 for all numbers selected - whether in speed dial, in the rolodex or sent via email - until I deactivate or perhaps until I return to my home country.....
Speak of my experience with BB6710,

Just adding +1 When you are oversea. The only exception I have is Japan and Hong Kong, In Japan you have to use local cell phone (different setting frequency??). In Hong Kong , dial ALL numbers (011 1 (xxx) xxxx-xxxx),

I always use name1, nameF and use filter to set at differnt countries. It works. Hope this help.

Just a reminder, zoning cost will kill you , In my case, Cingular zoning is about $4.00 USD per minumte in Asia and about $2.00 USD per minute in Europe? a phone call can cost you $50.00 USD.

I will traveling to Germany and Asia countries next week with new 8700c, hoping it works better.
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I have an 8700c with international roaming turned on. When traveling, I can make calls overseas (to the US) by ading a +1, then the area code and number. My question is, how do I get the 8700 to 'automatically' add a +1 when I am dialing from outside the US? I have added +1 to the 'smart dialing' screen, but it does not automatically dial it. Makes it difficult to use my speed dials (which do not have it typed in as it wouldn't work at home). Seems to me there should be a setting telling the phone to use +1 for all numbers selected - whether in speed dial, in the rolodex or sent via email - until I deactivate or perhaps until I return to my home country.....
I have +1 under Smart Dialing and am currently in Kuwait. It adds this to all my calls. I have changed it from time to time to dial other country codes. Works fine for me.
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I found that creating/editing the phone numbers through MS Outlook solves that requirement easily. Maybe I missed something? Outlook and XP allows you to set through the modem, your home dialing code. When adding contacts to outlook, you can chose the country. All prefixed numbers are added automatically but you should validate regardless cause results can be interesting sometimes.
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When I create/edit a contact in outlook, I always put in the country code, i.e. +1 (604) XXX-XXX for Vancouver # and +86 XXXXXXX for numbers in China. I never used the smart dialing feature on BB. Notwithstanding the costs, it doesn't matter where I am, I just have to recall the phone number from the address without worry about adding or removing digits in front of the phone numbers. That's the nice thing about GSM network.
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