Google Nexus One: Insert dialing pause into contact phone numbers

Posted January 15, 2010 by Rob Rogers in Android

When I frequently make calls to automated systems that require an additional digit or extension to be dialed, I like to add these dialing key presses into my contact’s number with dialing pauses as appropriate. The Nexus One makes it easy to put pauses into a contact’s phone number.

When editing a contact’s phone number and you are ready to insert a pause, tap the *#( key at the lower left of the screen.

To insert a pause, simply tap the Pause key.

To return to the numeric keyboard, tap the lower left 123 key.

The phone number displayed on the screen will show a comma where a pause has been inserted. For longer delays you can insert more pauses.

 

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  • Larry Rosenberg

    Just upgraded to IC 4.0.4 and cannot enter a pause in a telephone number it showes up as ext. when saved

    • drtic113

      > Yes. I have the same problem after upgrade to 4.0.4. When I manage to add the pause to the phone number in my phonebook the number is not dialed correctly.