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Old 10-04-2006, 05:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a new user for BB. Before I came to BB I used Sony Ericsson P910 which I could save phone no. with an extension no. by using "p" such as 7133333333p4444. When I called this no. it will automatically press the extension no. itself. I tried to save the phone no. in this format in 8700g but it didn't work. Anyone know if 8700g support this kind of thing ?

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Old 10-04-2006, 05:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yes, if you have save the number exactly like above then it will go to extn.
When saving phone # you can put pause and then extn number. I use it all the times.
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The problem is when I can't put "p" but "P". How do you put "p" in the number ?
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Enter the extension into the person's contact information: 212-555-1212 x123
And then go into the phone screen, click your trackwheel, select options then smart dialing. and the bottom two settings allow you to configure how extensions are handled. I have mine set to 'my response'. When you dial number with an extension in the contact info, it will popup a screen that allows you to have it auto input the extension, or skip it altogether. If you prefer pure auto dialing juch change 'wait for' to however long you want the pause to be.
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I found it. Thanks.
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Enter the extension into the person's contact information: 212-555-1212 x123
And then go into the phone screen, click your trackwheel, select options then smart dialing. and the bottom two settings allow you to configure how extensions are handled. I have mine set to 'my response'. When you dial number with an extension in the contact info, it will popup a screen that allows you to have it auto input the extension, or skip it altogether. If you prefer pure auto dialing juch change 'wait for' to however long you want the pause to be.
does that work for the voicemail password? meaning can i enter my password + # as the extension and have it entered automatically?
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'n' is pause, 'b' is wait. Wait stops and waits for you to press the trackwheel to dial the remaining numbers. 'n' just waits for 2 seconds and then dials the rest. You can have multiple pauses and waits in your number so that you can have a phone number followed by an extension, followed by a password...
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if you want to autodial your voicemail password (which I do) just goto phone, click the scroll wheel & select Phone Options. Goto Voicemail, and input your PW (with a trailing #) into the 'other numbers' field.

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Thanks for the help guys
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Old 03-15-2007, 07:33 PM   #10 (permalink)
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'n' is pause, 'b' is wait. Wait stops and waits for you to press the trackwheel to dial the remaining numbers. 'n' just waits for 2 seconds and then dials the rest. You can have multiple pauses and waits in your number so that you can have a phone number followed by an extension, followed by a password...
I just tried this and the "n" and "b" characters in a dialing string don't appear to work on an 8800. They cause you to get a dialouge box that says "Command Was Rejected".

The smart dialing works, but only for a single extension. My problem is, if I want to access my voicemail at work, I have to 1. dial the voicemail access number, 2. dial my 10-digit phone number plus #, and 3. dial my access password plus #.

Putting the 10-digit phone number in as an extension works, but the second string of numbers doesn't. Anyone have an idea how to make it work? I tried it with "n" like the above quote suggests but no success.
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OK. I read some other stuff from the older BlackBerry models, and it turns out it is applicable to the 8800.

Aside from Smart Dialing, you can insert any type of wait or pause, or multiple waits or pauses, into a dialing string on the 8800 by doing the following:

1. You have to enter (or edit) the pauses on the BlackBerry, you can't do it in Outlook etc.

2. When you are entering the number, press the trackball. This will give you a small menu where two of the choices are "add wait" and "add pause".

3. If you add a "wait" a little white "w" within a black rectangle will show up within your dialing string. If you add a "pause" a little white "p" within a black rectangle will show up within your dialing string.


There you have it. You can have as many waits, pauses, or combination of these within a dialing string as you need for whatever your unique purpose is. These will work great with voicemail access to corporate (and some home) voicemail systems, calling cards, etc.

I just set this up and tested it for both my office and home voicemail systems and it works perfectly. Also, in case you are wondering how this will sync to Outlook, the "pause" character on the BlackBerry appears in Outlook as a comma. However, if you enter a comma in Outlook, it does not show up as a pause on the BlackBerry (I tried this out to test the theory). I don't know how a "wait" character will show up in Outlook because I didn't try to sync a number that had one.

Sorry if this is re-hashing information that is widely known. I have done a lot of searches for this specifically though and never found an accurate answer. So I hope this is helpful to 8800 users.
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OK. I read some other stuff from the older BlackBerry models, and it turns out it is applicable to the 8800.

Aside from Smart Dialing, you can insert any type of wait or pause, or multiple waits or pauses, into a dialing string on the 8800 by doing the following:

1. You have to enter (or edit) the pauses on the BlackBerry, you can't do it in Outlook etc.

2. When you are entering the number, press the trackball. This will give you a small menu where two of the choices are "add wait" and "add pause".

3. If you add a "wait" a little white "w" within a black rectangle will show up within your dialing string. If you add a "pause" a little white "p" within a black rectangle will show up within your dialing string.

There you have it. You can have as many waits, pauses, or combination of these within a dialing string as you need for whatever your unique purpose is. These will work great with voicemail access to corporate (and some home) voicemail systems, calling cards, etc.

I just set this up and tested it for both my office and home voicemail systems and it works perfectly. Also, in case you are wondering how this will sync to Outlook, the "pause" character on the BlackBerry appears in Outlook as a comma. However, if you enter a comma in Outlook, it does not show up as a pause on the BlackBerry (I tried this out to test the theory). I don't know how a "wait" character will show up in Outlook because I didn't try to sync a number that had one.

Sorry if this is re-hashing information that is widely known. I have done a lot of searches for this specifically though and never found an accurate answer. So I hope this is helpful to 8800 users.
I just had my company switch and now having 888-666-7777 x 12345 doesn't work. I need to find a way to add a wait to a text field (not an address book entry) so that I an dial these types of numbers. Anyone know how to add a wait when typing for example in the location field of a calendar entry the following: Tel:888-666-7777 (wait) 123456#
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post deleted, I was incorrect.

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It is the P key.. pause, I think each P you put counts for a 2 second pause. For instance, to automatically call my office voicemail, I have a single P in one spot, and at another, I have two Ps, for a four second pause.
On my OS that doesn't work. I put that in a calendar location field and the passcode is no longer underlined as part of the phone number.
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No, just tried it also, doesn't work, I deleted the post so not to give anyone incorrect info. I know in the address book you can click to enter ADD PAUSE or ADD WAIT.
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OH WAIT, Stinson, use the COMMA KEY. On my 8700, i press the N key and it adds the PAUSE.

Just tested it, and it works. Well at least it works in the dial pad, it doesn't work in the Calendar, darn.
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OH WAIT, Stinson, use the COMMA KEY. On my 8700, i press the N key and it adds the PAUSE.

Just tested it, and it works. Well at least it works in the dial pad, it doesn't work in the Calendar, darn.
Problem is that none of these special characters paste to the dial pad from the calendar. So I can't even put these into the calendar and then paste them over.
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