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Old 06-22-2007, 09:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All!

I am not new to BB but I am new to using my BB for actual work vs pleasure! I am having issues dialing into conference calls or bridges from my 8800. For some reason I cannot figure out how to send numerical data for the meeting ID once I get on the initial call. I have tried seting the numlock, but GoToMeeting does not recognize the input.

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Old 06-22-2007, 10:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Press the alt button and then the number you wish to use. If you are on the call you shouldn't have to do this. Maybe I am not familiar with gotomeeting.
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While you are on a call and still at the phone screen you shouldn't have to press Alt or Numlock to get numbers. Pressing the number keys will default to numbers in phone mode.
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While you are on a call and still at the phone screen you shouldn't have to press Alt or Numlock to get numbers. Pressing the number keys will default to numbers in phone mode.
You are totally right. I was trying to over complicate things.

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I set up Addressbook entries for conference calls, with a different entry for each conference ID. I then also string the password behind the number so that I don't have to remember what the number is or fumble to enter the password.

So, one of my entries typically looks like this: 12223334444ppp*1234* where "'P = pause, and *1234* is the conference password. Use Menu --> Add Pause to insert pauses while entering/editing the phone number.

Not really what's being asked, I realize; and not the most secure either, but works great for me.
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I did the same as Klotar, but with two additions

In outlook, I set up an entry with the name of 0 (the number zero, which sorts first in the address book), and others for 01, 02 , etc

Then, in the 0 entry, I added entries like Klotar said, 18873334567w123456# Bob
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And 18777671234w57575757# as Sally

I set up four concall numbers in 0, another 4 in 01, and that gives me the 8 most frequently called numbers



Then, when it's time to dial into Bob's concall number, I go to adddress book, click 0, hit view, highlite bobs numbers (which are identified with the name BOB next to them) and dial

the big advantage for me is that if the call gets dropped, the 800#, along with the passcodes, are already in the 'dialer', so if I just hit dial again it'll call right into the conference call. Much easier
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Klotar and Joemz

Do you know how to get it to work from Calendar or MemoPad?

I have few bridge numbers for different meets. I've been trying to get it to work in the Calendar notes field but the BB won't recognize it as a phone number.
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I've also tried to put the entire dial string into the meeting notice, but it just won't recognize it as a phone number

That's why I've taken the most called conference number strings and the associated persons name, and entered them into Outlook Contacts under 0 and 1.

One of the things you may not realize, which makes my method works accpetible well, is that in the phone line of Outlook Contacts, you can add the number and then a text string. So, for contact 0, the BUSINESS number can be 8777777000w123424352# sally smith This way when I hit 0, and view, I can easily see which number I want.

Not perfect, but for when you're driving, its better than writing numbers down and trying to drive and dial at the same time
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In order to make the numbers human readable, I use the following format:

Tel: (800) 555-1212 x 1234

That is good enough to know to pause for 3 seconds before sending the following characters/code.

I normally use that format on the subject line of the meeting requests, and can dial the conference number 'handsfree' in my car by highlighting the calendar entry.
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