Does anyone have a clever method for inserting phone numbers into a text message?
For example- I work in music, and people frequently call or text asking for the phone numbers of cellists and violinists I know so they can hire them for recording sessions. "Sure," I reply, "I'll text the numbers to you." Then, I have to look up the numbers in my People app, write them down on a piece of paper (or on a notepad on my computer), and then write the names and numbers into a text message. That works for home, but when I'm on the road it really screws the process.
Can I start the text message and then import the names and numbers as text? I really want to be able to add more than contact to the text message (I'm not talking about recipients here, I mean sending a text that is a list of names and phone numbers).
yes..there is a really cool feature under the people widget to send the vCard to someone, either by mms, email or BT. Just go to your contacts, long press the contact name and it gives you an option to send contact as vCard. Press that and then it gives you the option of sending by mms, mail or BT and it also gives you an option of what parts of the vCard to send, you can uncheck everything except the phone number if you want...or you can send everything including your notes on and photo of the contact.
edit: I reread your question and I think you were asking for something different than the vcard although the vcard I think might suit you as well, especially if you are interested in giving more info on the contact, such as "plays a mean cello" or " "can only work on Saturdays" etc. But to just copy the phone number so you can paste it in an email, you can do that to. Open the contact in the ppl widget....scroll to the bottom and hit the edit button....long press on the phone number you want to copy....select copy all....then go and paste it into the email you are sending. this could be a tedious process if there are a lot of phone numbers so maybe someone else knows a better way around this.
Last edited by mc48; June 25th, 2010 at 12:35 PM.
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This is how I do it. Go to your contact, open it to edit and long press the number. It will prompt you to copy. Then long press in the composition window in messaging and select paste from the pop up menu. Done.
was just about to make this thread. It is tedious especially if you have to send more than one number to someone, or you are in a rush. there needs to be as "send contact number" in the long press menu
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I use chompsms and if I had to add things to text messages, I would just add those things to the templates. Then all I would have to do is long press on the text input and then choose the template with the information I need. But that is just me!
Unfortunately I have no interest in ChompSMS. It seems like yet another thing to keep up with. Does it work the same if I'm not paying credits? Based on my phone plan, paying another company for SMS is a waste.
Do any other text apps allow that sort of template creation?
I've this problem with my HTC Tattoo that the moment I add a vCard, it converts my message into MMS, a service which I haven't opted for.
I'd like some app that lets me select a contact and copies the name and contact numbers (the default number at least) so that I can paste them back in my message. But there seems to be none in the existence!
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