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How to add pauses to contact phone #'s

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AndroidSPCS, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Does anyone know how to add a pause to a contact #.

    For instance I want to use google voice, have it dial my GV#, then pause, then enter 2, then my contact # to dial out.

    Unfortunately I've not figured out how to program in the pause. On my centro it was easy, just use "p" for pause. So I enter this "gv #, p, 2, p, contact #" and it worked fine. Have not figured out how to do this on the moment as "p" doesn't work.

  2. Radical-J

    Radical-J Well-Known Member

    That's not how it works for me. Make sure you have the GV app from Google Inc.

    All you do is pick your contact to call from Contacts, press their number and than a menu pops up that says Call with Google Voice (or) Call without Google Voice and you touch whichever one you want it dials for you...
  3. randyrw

    randyrw Newbie

    A semi-colon will pop up an ok box to send the rest of the number.
  4. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for.
  5. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    You realize that by using this method your outgoing calls are not free if you have pick 3, right? GV will dial a random phone number to make the outgoing call.
  6. momentoid

    momentoid Android Enthusiast

    Does this work for you? Are you able to place a call where the called-party gets your GV# as callerId? When I call my GV# I don't get options except to leave a voicemail. No way to choose 2 and enter the target ph#. What steps do you follow?
  7. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yes it works just fine for me. Make sure you double check your GV account online to make sure you allow calls to be placed when you call it.
  8. yycken

    yycken Well-Known Member

    BRILLIANT!!!!! Thanks, works perfectly
  9. Radical-J

    Radical-J Well-Known Member

    Thanks, for the heads up!
  10. latinmaxima

    latinmaxima Android Expert

    Something new I didn't know. Thank you!
  11. meangene

    meangene Member

    Back in the day we used to use a comma to force a modem to wait until an outside line was available;each comma forced a half second pause (i.e. 99,,,,555-1234). Not sure if this still works but it might be another possibility if you don't want a popup confirmation.
  12. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thank you Gene, yes, the "," does add the appropriate pause.

    I didn't figure out that the Android contacts # entry actually has a "pause" button when you're adding new contacts. The "pause" button merely inserts the "," into the phone# field. I never knew because I always used my gmail account to add new phone #'s.

    Learn something every day, LOL!!!

    So now I have my GV contacts as "555-123-4561 (my gV#), XXXX (4 digit pin), 2, 555-123-4444 (my contact #)" and this works flawlessly!!!!

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