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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dblake15, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. dblake15

    dblake15 Member
    Thread Starter

    Anyone have any work around for this? Also if you are in the sense browser you cannot click on a phone number that has. instead of - and have it dial. you can on the basic Android browser.

    It is these two things that kill sense for me. If anyone has any workarounds they would be much appreciated.

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  2. cooper1010

    cooper1010 Android Enthusiast

    i can do it. i don't know about the "." vs "-" thing, but i just dialed a # from the browser. i have 2.2.
  3. eieio

    eieio Android Expert

  4. stainlessray

    stainlessray Android Enthusiast

    i don't know why you can't paste in the dialer.... that's a bit of a fail. dialing from the browser is cool, and once you have it in the call history a contact can be added/ammended. but that's not sufficient.
  5. dblake15

    dblake15 Member
    Thread Starter

    yeah the paste kills me.

    here is a perfect example. Go here

    cocopazzochicago.com It is a restaurant site.

    Now try to dial from the browser. I can;t. But I have a Droid X here that hs no sense and uses the android browser and can just fine.

    Let me know if I am doing something wrong.

  6. Putty

    Putty Android Expert

    I hate the no paste in the dialer. I have to remember #s
  7. cooper1010

    cooper1010 Android Enthusiast

    your pizzas are en route, hope you like anchovies.

    j/k, i couldn't make it work. looks like it's the "."
  8. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Android Expert

    Well, yeah. If it has periods in it, how's the browser supposed to distinguish it from just a group of random numbers with decimals?

    Call up Coco Pazzo and tell them this is the U. S.; we use dashes in our phone numbers, not periods. (Semi-)Seriously.
  9. stainlessray

    stainlessray Android Enthusiast

    it should be able to distinguish a ten digit US phone number. most contact apps allow use of "-", "." or just a space.... he did say the Droid Does... <--haha

    btw, i was thinking of starting the Association of Geeks Collected to Monitor the Abuse of Parenthesis and Semi Colons... wanna join?
  10. dblake15

    dblake15 Member
    Thread Starter

    The crazy thing is, a lot of web pages use the . now. Why would HTC not allow you to paste in the dialer but basic Android will, and same with that darn web page. Just makes me mad.

    But I guess that is why from what I am hearing Google is trying to get rid of all of these separate iterations of the software. So if you want sense it will be build into the android OS and you can enable and disable at will. That is smart.
  11. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Android Expert

    I might take the hit on the parentheses, but what's wrong with my semi-colon?! :p


    Actually, I was thinking of starting a related group. People Who Know When It's EST And When It's EDT.

    Still working on the group's name, obviously...

    (Go ahead, poke fun at my ellipsis.)
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  12. cooper1010

    cooper1010 Android Enthusiast

    fixed. can i join?
  13. sikclown

    sikclown Android Expert

    Sigh.. remember the days before Cellphones when you had to write down or remember 7 to 10 digits? Crap I am showing my age.
  14. dblake15

    dblake15 Member
    Thread Starter

    lol I never even have paper with me anymore. I better start bringing some I guess. :)
  15. c17h21

    c17h21 Lurker

    You could always search for it on google and it will let you dial it from google's search results
  16. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    This is a hassle work around no doubt.
    Cut and past number from site, text to self. Then you can click on it in new text message and dial it from there. Even with the xxx.xxx.xxxx format.
  17. InstantKarma

    InstantKarma Android Expert

    Tell me about it. I can still tell you, without hesitation, the phone number of the woman I had a serious thing for in '93, but if you asked me what my work phone number is, I'd give you a blank look and then pull out my phone.
  18. sikclown

    sikclown Android Expert

    Yeah funny enough I still remember pretty much every number I memorized prior to 1996 or so. Any numbers I have after that time are lost in time
  19. NicksGarage

    NicksGarage Android Enthusiast

    I know this isn't the answer you're looking for and may not work for all situations but for this restaurant it does.

    Hit the search button on your phone and type in "coco pazzo chicago". The results page will have a phone number button along with other useful things like a map. This works for every business I've tried.
  20. oliverharvey

    oliverharvey Lurker

    Im having same problem on my Orange San Fran. which is 2.1

    tried all browsers - but keep getting same error

    "Data connectivity problem - The protocal is not supported"

    this surely is not right ?! Any Fix for this problem yet ?

  21. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Extreme Android User

    another neat tip... copy number..past it somewhere that DOES allow dial from. (in my case I use a color note widget on my home screen or even text the number to myself or my gf....then press it and viola ... you are dialing.

    silly it has to be done that way but hey..it works

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