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Are there really only 9 speed dials?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by collette, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. collette

    collette Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I have a DROID eris HTC and there are only 9 speed dials. My antique LG would let me use any number for a speed dial even if it was two digits. It came in handy as each person was assigned his or her birthdate. Now with my high tech phone I only have 9????? Please tell me there's a way. There MUST be seeing as 86 is speed dial. hmmmm:thinking:

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  2. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    I can't answer the question about more than 9 speed dials, but if you're referring to *86 (to call your voicemail) as a speed dial, that's not what it is. *86 is a code established by Verizon (and possibly other carriers, I suppose). When you dial *86, that's actually what you're dialing, and the system redirects you to your voicemail.
  3. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert

    You have unlimited speed dials, just set up a short cut to the contact on your Android home pages, and voila, instant dial.
  4. collette

    collette Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Great!!! But I'm still not sure where to set up the short cut. If you mean a widget, yes I have set up a phone number widget on my home page, but I'm looking to assign various phone numbers a two digit number. You're saying this is possible? Where on the home page can I locate this miracle solution. So near and yet so far! errrrrr Collette :)
  5. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    I think what AndroidSPCS is referring to is creating a direct dial shortcut on the home screen. If you long-press on the home screen, a context menu will appear. Select Shortcuts then Direct Dial. You can then select a specific Contact's phone number to dial simply by touching the shortcut icon.
  6. collette

    collette Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks! Yes, I did do that already and I guess that should be short enough. Old habits die hard. Also, putting numbers in "favorites" and then having favorites be a widget is also a way to access quick dialing. I've given up on voice command as it thought the word "Jenny B" was Valentinos! Yikes! it seems to only pick up one syllable words. Oh well! Can't have everything!
  7. JackTheMan18

    JackTheMan18 Member

    You may also want to use the app called: AnyCut - it puts an icon on a homepage for all your shortcut phonenumbers.
  8. collette

    collette Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks! I'll do that! :)
  9. athenssmile

    athenssmile Newbie

    I had the same question about the 9 speed dials. Really?!?!?

    I am trying the suggestions, but I am having a problem. I long pressed on the home screen and chose shortcuts. When I get here, I don't see Direct Dial. I get bookmark, gmail label, mail inbox, music playlist, person, program, and toggle google voice.

    Maybe I can find AnyCut.

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