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[Q] Is it possible to redirect a call to one number to a different number?

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8th July 2014, 05:16 PM   |  #1  
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I have a very minor issue, but one that I'd like to solve, if possible. Here's the scenario:

My wife calls me from her work line, and the caller number shows her company's general line - (212) 555-1000. If I go into the dialer and dial it back, I get an operator.

However, she does have a direct extension, (212) 555-1010 - both numbers are under her contact (so I can quickly see that it's her calling). If I miss a call from her, I simply remember to go into the contact and choose the direct number instead of the main number.

What I'd like to know is if there is a way to tell Android when I try to dial "main number" under contact "wife," I really mean "direct number."

I doubt there is a way to do this as it's probably a security issue, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

Any ideas?
9th July 2014, 12:07 AM   |  #2  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by baudilus

I have a very minor issue, but one that I'd like to solve, if possible. Here's the scenario:

My wife calls me from her work line, and the caller number shows her company's general line - (212) 555-1000. If I go into the dialer and dial it back, I get an operator.

However, she does have a direct extension, (212) 555-1010 - both numbers are under her contact (so I can quickly see that it's her calling). If I miss a call from her, I simply remember to go into the contact and choose the direct number instead of the main number.

What I'd like to know is if there is a way to tell Android when I try to dial "main number" under contact "wife," I really mean "direct number."

I doubt there is a way to do this as it's probably a security issue, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

Any ideas?

You can use Tasker to create a profile for this situation

Install Tasker

set Tasker as a device admin:
Settings --> Security --> Device administrators --> Tasker

then in tasker create a new profile:

(+) --> Event --> Phone --> Missed Call
when prompted to enter a caller # hit the magnifying glass --> A Single Contact --> Choose the contact number for your wife's "main number"
then click on the back key and ---> New task (add a name to the task - optional)

now add an action to the task:
(+) ---> Phone ---> Call
When prompted to enter a Number to call, hit the magnifying glass and choose your wife's "direct number"
don't select the Auto Dial option. Then hit the back key twice till you are in the main menu of tasker.

Now every time your phone get a missed call from that "main number", you'll be prompted to call back the "direct number" when unlocking phone.
11th July 2014, 06:37 PM   |  #3  
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Just delete the main number form your contact. Then the only option to dial is the direct number..
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