This phone is awful for speed dialing

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by brettlewis, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. brettlewis

    brettlewis Well-Known Member
    68

    Nov 3, 2009
    867
    49
    68
    Arizona
    With my old phone I was able to get a call in in time to get a low number to win things on my local news.

    this phone has such lag between typeing and dialing, and the pop up that asks if i want to use google voice doesnt help either.

    Im going to have to get a real house phone in my room :(
     

    Advertisement
  2. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 8, 2009
    3,133
    381
    163
    Director of IT
    Cleveland, OH
    Or maybe it's user error?

    A - Setup a speed dial on your desktop to the station's number to make access to that number fast.
    B - When you know you're going to be calling that number, disable Google Voice calls, or make so that it ONLY uses Google Voice. You won't get that popup before each call.
    C - Once the first call is placed, if you get a busy signal just tap "end" and then tap the phone icon on the top-right of the last number that was dialed. Takes about 2 seconds in between two calls.
     
  3. Kirch21

    Kirch21 Well-Known Member
    38

    Dec 9, 2009
    293
    18
    38
    you can add a shortcut to your homescreen that instantly dials a number
     
  4. milrtime83

    milrtime83 Well-Known Member
    78

    Nov 4, 2009
    668
    74
    78
    If you set one as default so you don't get that popup every time you can add a shortcut called "toggle google voice" to your home screen that you can use to switch between GV and your regular number quickly.
     
  5. brettlewis

    brettlewis Well-Known Member
    68

    Nov 3, 2009
    867
    49
    68
    Arizona
    those are a lot of good suggestions.

    the problem is, they dont tell you before that its coming up, its just is slipped in between stories. Its also not just the tv show give aways, there are several radio station ones too, I could make a folder or something to store all the station speed dials I guess.

    I wish google voice calls were made through the google voice app, that way they are kept completely separate. I dont know how many times I have typed in a number, put the phone up to my ear and then realised I forgot the google voice popup selection

    Other then that, there still is lag sometime between screens in the phone app.
     
  6. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    VIP Member
    513

    Nov 29, 2009
    7,978
    3,603
    513
    Android App Developer
    NY
    If you long press on your home you can select a shortcut to toggle gv
     
  7. brettlewis

    brettlewis Well-Known Member
    68

    Nov 3, 2009
    867
    49
    68
    Arizona
    oh, thats kind of nice. I still dont get why the google voice doesn't just run in a separate app. If its toggled to "do not use google voice to make any calls" can i still receive google voice calls? cause I dont want to miss a google voice call.
     
  8. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    VIP Member
    513

    Nov 29, 2009
    7,978
    3,603
    513
    Android App Developer
    NY
    It's just for outgoing calls I think.
     
  9. dougwilson2000

    dougwilson2000 Well-Known Member
    73

    Jan 4, 2010
    521
    17
    73
    NW.Indiana U.S.A.
    Yes you can still receive GV incoming. Download free Ultimate Fav and you can a carausal (16) of direct dial numbers.
     
  10. Bramsy

    Bramsy Well-Known Member
    153

    Jan 1, 2010
    1,516
    149
    153
    Awsome-o
    Birmingham, MI
  11. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Well-Known Member
    143

    Nov 8, 2009
    1,842
    122
    143
    Queens, New York
    Well, I've only been using Google Voice since a week or two after the Droid was released and didn't see that all this time! Is that a fairly new feature?
     
  12. Joewoowoo

    Joewoowoo Well-Known Member
    36

    Dec 3, 2009
    260
    7
    36
    Gillette, NJ
    Hey Doug I cant find this in the market , do you have a QR bar code ?
     
  13. dougwilson2000

    dougwilson2000 Well-Known Member
    73

    Jan 4, 2010
    521
    17
    73
    NW.Indiana U.S.A.
    UltimateFaves. It is there on search. Sorry I named it wrong the first time.
     
  14. alamoe

    alamoe Well-Known Member
    48

    Nov 22, 2009
    292
    21
    48
    Naw its been there but it'll be way down at the bottom of your homescreen "shortcuts" list
     
  15. messenger13

    messenger13 Well-Known Member
    163

    Dec 8, 2009
    3,133
    381
    163
    Director of IT
    Cleveland, OH
    [​IMG]

    But I HIGHLY recommend the "Pro" version.
     
  16. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?
    VIP Member
    513

    Nov 29, 2009
    7,978
    3,603
    513
    Android App Developer
    NY

    Hehe, pretty sure it's always been there.
     
  17. SCdroid

    SCdroid Active Member
    15

    Nov 23, 2009
    28
    0
    15
    UltimateFaves would be great IF it was a widget.
     
  18. brettlewis

    brettlewis Well-Known Member
    68

    Nov 3, 2009
    867
    49
    68
    Arizona

    your mean :(
    Whats so wrong with asking for help? :thinking:
     
  19. brettlewis

    brettlewis Well-Known Member
    68

    Nov 3, 2009
    867
    49
    68
    Arizona
    you suggestions helped!

    I won 5 boxes of "wheaties fuel" and a wheaties shirt! horray!?

    I think thats a good thing? right? at least I got breakfast?
     

Share This Page

Loading...