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  1. dialerhelp

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    hello my dad just got his fist android phone, a month ago, and he is missing one thing from his old nokia phone! he want a dialer like the old nokia. with one button to go uppwards and 1 to go downward. and a button in the middle to call! the reason he want this is because he uses the phone in the car a lot, and he is having trouble finding numbers! Any suggestions?
    we have tryed several smart dialers but he didnt like them :mad:

    thanks for all answers!
     

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    He shouldn't be dialing and driving anyway.
     
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    yeah i know! tryed to tell him! badly he does not want to listen :(
    still anyone got any dialer like that one? :D
     
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    Up and down button? And a call? Whats the up and down button for? And its a touch screen so.....

    You can use smart dial-ing on the dialer. For example you need to call Zach. Tap 9224 and it will show Zach's number.
     
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    well we tryed a smart dialer! no luck :mad: my dad made a quick sketch of how he want it!
     

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    I'd think, best to get him an old school non-touch phone. Best bet would be a Nokia E6. Sometimes, getting older people used to the new more easier stuff is blocked by sheer muscle memory and familiarity.
     
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    yeah you probaly have a point! :(
     
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    Hi based on the sketch when he tap up and down it should highlight the contact name so he can see which is the current contact selected so you can tap the middle button to initiate a call ?

    My concern is if he has a lot of contacts, he is going to tap a lot of up or down to reach his contact he want to call isn't it? We can have a short cut to the first or last but still if the contact is between the 50% - 100% say 75% mark, he need to tap a lot isn't it ?

    Or your dad contact is keep to most 20-30 at most ?
     
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    yeah your right that it should highlight the contact! :D but we think we found a soulution.
    gesture search! works great!
     

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