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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by politzer, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. politzer

    politzer Well-Known Member
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    I guess the terms is dialing strings. I'm finding that what worked really well in BB, i.e. dialing a phone number from within an email, doesn't with ICS. Am I missing something here? I can highlight the string, but it doesn't give me the option to dial it, only to copy and paste.
     



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  2. AJ McKay

    AJ McKay Well-Known Member

    It works fine in the gmail app, regardless of how the number is typed.

    I.e. xxxxxxxxxx, or xxx-xxx-xxxx, or xxx.xxx.xxxx

    Don't know about any other email apps.
     
  3. SecondShot

    SecondShot Android Enthusiast

    I have noticed that it struggles with my Touchdown email app. haven't tried native email.
     
  4. batwings1

    batwings1 Well-Known Member

    In the native email app, I just tap the number and it brings it up in the dialer app. I push the phone button from there and it calls the number.
     
  5. WMuellner

    WMuellner Lurker

    This works with "simple" phone number, unfortunately I very often have to use additional codes which have to be sent AFTER dialling the phone number, like specific conference call codes, which are delimited by the '#' character and must wait for a short time (using the 'pause' codes like the ',' character.

    Such combined strings look like this: <phone number>,,<special authentication code>#
    These type of strings cannot be used directly from mail or calendar entries, because they are split at the point of ',' or '#' charcters...

    Is there any solution for that? I know Blackberrys can do that...
    WM
     

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