1. gwydionjhr's Avatar
    Ok, I feel kinda dumb asking this... I even thought about doing it with an alias.

    I'm still stuck with a WM6.5 device, but a co-worker needed a new phone today, his old feature phone crapped out. I (of course) recommened a 710, and as he's not computer savvy, I spent a couple of hours getting everything updated and setting up his email, etc.

    But I was surprised with the dialer, something I hadn't even thought about.

    On my WinMo phone, if I start spelling out a contacts name on the dialer, it will work it's way through the contacts until it gets to the one I'm looking for.

    With the 710 out of the box, you've got to go into contacts, scroll through the alpha listing and find it. Is this the only way to do it, or is there a feature similar to what I've got on the WM?
    03-24-2012 01:53 AM
  2. dtboos's Avatar
    There are a few dialers out there that do this. One I'm currently beta testing called people search is amazing. From the creator of trines hangman. Searches through all contact fields for names, numbers, email addresses ECT. And its smart about who it populates in the list. Plus it's got built in features like sending contact info ect.

    Somebody from the windows phone team is also in this beta. Can't say for sure what that means, but I have always expected this kind of feature to be added moat likely in apollo

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    03-24-2012 04:04 AM
  3. Dave Blake's Avatar
    I use the Voice command features to do all me dialing. Microsoft is very proud of this technology it works great in Windows Phone and is a center point on the device. Just tap and hold on the windows button to activate the command prompts, I find it much faster than using a dialer and I don't have to look at the phone to call someone.
    03-24-2012 06:50 AM
  4. jimski's Avatar
    Just open the Peoples hub and tap the Search icon. Start typing letters and entries will be displayed by name and company. Simple enough.

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    03-24-2012 09:43 AM
  5. gwydionjhr's Avatar
    Ok, so now I have a 710, and I'm seriously missing this feature of WM6.5. I have over a 1000 contacts in my phone and I've got to get back to a manageable way of making calls.

    I d/l 7dialer last weekend, but being new to WP I can't figure out how to make it work, if they think I'm programming a couple of hundred entries into it, they've got another thing coming. I've tried repeatedly to contact the developer looking for some kind of instruction on how to use it with no luck. #fail

    And don't get me started on how janky syncing between the phone and Outlook is. It's made a freaking mess of my nicely organized Outlook Contacts and Calendar.

    All I want is a simple dial pad I can start spelling out the contacts name, then when it's narrowed it down, I can choose a contact, see all the options for contacting them, and pick one to get done what I want to do.
    07-06-2012 02:19 AM
  6. Nataku4ca's Avatar
    Ok, so now I have a 710, and I'm seriously missing this feature of WM6.5. I have over a 1000 contacts in my phone and I've got to get back to a manageable way of making calls.
    so... did u try the suggestions the guys above posted? eg. pressing search in people hub
    07-06-2012 01:02 PM
  7. fwaits's Avatar
    Just open the Peoples hub and tap the Search icon. Start typing letters and entries will be displayed by name and company. Simple enough.

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    This...

    You need to think about a call from a slightly different perspective. Instead of thinking I need to dial numbers, think that I need to contact a person, and start from the People hub, not the Phone dialer/history (Unless it's someone frequent enough that they are in that recent list). The search in the People hub is exactly what you are asking for just from a different location.
    07-06-2012 03:43 PM
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