How to easily call people in a group

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by punchb, May 23, 2010.

  1. punchb

    punchb New Member
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    Ok, simple question. How do I quickly call a contact from a specific group?
    If I press Phone, there's no option to choose a group.
    I can pless People, Groups, <group name>, <contact>, Call mobile.
    Not exactly quick and easy.

    I've been using the People widget. It can show 9 contacts, or 3 contacts, from a predefined group, and you can scroll for more. I've had two 3-contact instances on a screen, Favorites and Co-workers. That's all that will fit.

    But I don't have pictures on any of my contacts anymore. The link to Facebook was just too buggy, so I removed it. So the People widget takes up a lot of space for just 6 names, and I need to scroll it most of the time (actually I can only see 4 of the names when it's scrolled to the top). On one whole screen.

    I'd like a button that brings up all contacts from a predefined group and lets me click one to call him/her. Or a compact widget that lists just the names in a group and calls when I click. Is there anything like that?
     

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  2. punchb

    punchb New Member
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    Hmmm, does this mean it's not possible, or is the question too basic for people to bother replying?
     
  3. jasperwill

    jasperwill Well-Known Member
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    heres what i suggest.
    add a folder to your homescreen.
    label it work. (hold down on the title after opening folder)
    then add shortcuts to contacts that you know you need in that folder.
    hopefully you dont have too many?
    i havent tried this but it seems like the only solution i can see.
     
  4. punchb

    punchb New Member
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    Thanks for the suggestion. It's better but not perfect. The icon itself is small and nice of couse, but when it opens up I can only see five people at a time. Also I have to click Call mobile after I click the name, so a total of three clicks to call someone (not counting scrolling). This was handled better on my old crappy Windows Mobile phone.

    I wonder how people normally do this?
     
  5. punchb

    punchb New Member
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    Found out how to use the Speed Dial. You can store 8 numbers (keys 2 - 9), and you press and hold the key to dial. You have to remember what digit is what person of course, there's no indication.
     
  6. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    If you use the search button in your contacts menu, you can type in the name of the group your looking for

    EDIT: well after playing around a bit, I notcied when I back out of the contacts, it won't show again under search. Odd, it seems it only works when adding a fresh group or organization.

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     
  7. kayst

    kayst Well-Known Member
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    When you add your contacts in the folder you created, add them as direct dial shortcuts instead of just adding the contacts.
     

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