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Dialing extensions. Any way to disable or prompt?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Kelemvor, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Kelemvor

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    We have a great software program at work that inserts a pseudo extension after people's phone numbers in our Outlook system. It's all letters to signify they are on the Do No Call list.

    An example of someone's number would be 212-555-1212 xDNC.
    We have no control over this and if we delete them it will just put them back on.

    We are now letting people sync their android phones to Outlook for contacts and the problem is when the phone dials, it converts the xDNC to 9362 and dials 21255512129362 which doesn't work.

    I'm hoping for a setting or something that can either make it not dial the extension at all, or at least stop and prompt on if it should dial the extension or not.

    Anyone know if this is possible or have any other ideas?
     

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    I would like to know as well. Tagged.
     
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    This sounds like something that Tasker's Call Divert function would be good for, but it's not capable of it right now. Right now it's possible to divert calls matching a pattern to another number. For example, you could divert all calls to numbers matching *xDNC to another number; unfortunately the target number is hard coded. You might want to consider contacting the developer and see if substitution capability can be added in.
     
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    It just sucks that this is native to some phones (blackberry) and not possible at all with Android phones. We're going to have a lot of angry users when they figure this out. heh.
     

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