1. sharkfab's Avatar
    SOLUTION! - add a comma

    NEW PROBLEM - How do I switch the virtual keyboard from numbers to the Qwerty letters when entering a phone number so I may add a comma - I can only "paste" the comma after copying it from a previous txt screen.

    Original Post:
    Just got a Lumia 710
    In contacts, phone numbers area to be precise, why can I NOT enter () chars and NOT get it to auto dial extensions by adding *1234 or x1234 ??

    other phones use p / t letters but for the life of me I can't add letters!!

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by sharkfab; 04-11-2012 at 03:53 PM.
    04-11-2012 03:36 PM
  2. HeyCori's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you're asking.

    Are you saying that you don't want the phone to dial:

    607-555-555

    Like you don't want it to dial the 607 and just dial 555-5555?
    04-11-2012 03:44 PM
  3. sharkfab's Avatar
    I'm not sure what you're asking.

    Are you saying that you don't want the phone to dial:

    607-555-555

    Like you don't want it to dial the 607 and just dial 555-5555?
    What happens is when I edit a contact's phone number, the virtual keyboard is ONLY numbers with the exception of . - # *

    I'd like to know how to witch to the Qwerty keyboard layout so I may add a comma, which in turn causes a pause for when dialing an extension at work. 555-555-5555 ,5555
    04-11-2012 03:55 PM
  4. HeyCori's Avatar
    I don't think it's possible but maybe someone else has heard of a work around.

    Have you tried using the "Space" or "Dash" to enter in the extension part?
    04-11-2012 04:02 PM
  5. sharkfab's Avatar
    I don't think it's possible but maybe someone else has heard of a work around.

    Have you tried using the "Space" or "Dash" to enter in the extension part?
    Yes, I've tried . - # *
    none of those work... so I copy / pasted the comma "," and it works.

    Annoying really, they'll add it as an extra character on displayed keyboard in an update soon I'm sure.

    Thanks anyway, much obliged!
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    04-11-2012 04:07 PM
  6. HeyCori's Avatar
    Yes, I've tried . - # *
    none of those work... so I copy / pasted the comma "," and it works.

    Annoying really, they'll add it as an extra character on displayed keyboard in an update soon I'm sure.

    Thanks anyway, much obliged!
    I didn't know pasting the comma was possible. I'll try and keep that in mind in case someone asks again.
    04-11-2012 04:08 PM
  7. vanpilav's Avatar
    I don't know if this response is too late.
    You should enter the regular phone number.
    Then keep your finger on the period, until the comma appears.
    You should add one comma for a 2 second delay, 2 commas for 4 seconds and so on.
    Save it.
    If for some reason it doesn't work this way, enter and save the phone # without extension.
    Go back and edit and save the # using the trick of keeping youe finger on the period.

    Thanks
    Van
    10-09-2012 10:42 AM
  8. Corepc's Avatar
    Then keep your finger on the period, until the comma appears.
    Thanks, did not know we could do that. Learn something new everyday about WP from this forum and it members.
    10-09-2012 03:47 PM
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