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Swisskom

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Hey all,

Apologies if this has been asked before, I've scoured the search function but couldn't find it.

A feature I really miss from iOS and Android (I've had both) is where you look up a restaurant or something on your browser and it recognises the telephone number and underlines it.. so you just tap to call.

Right now I have to copy the number (or memorise it), go to the phone function and then create a new contact, paste the number and then call.

Is there an App or something that gives that functionality in WP (I have a HTC Titan with latest updates)?

Thanks,
K
 

drupad2drupad

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Hey all,

Apologies if this has been asked before, I've scoured the search function but couldn't find it.

A feature I really miss from iOS and Android (I've had both) is where you look up a restaurant or something on your browser and it recognises the telephone number and underlines it.. so you just tap to call.

Right now I have to copy the number (or memorise it), go to the phone function and then create a new contact, paste the number and then call.

Is there an App or something that gives that functionality in WP (I have a HTC Titan with latest updates)?

Thanks,
K

something called 'send to my wp7' in marketplace.
 
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Swisskom

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something called 'send to my wp7' in marketplace.
I've just downloaded and set it up, and its useful (same as Chrome to phone on Android) but not what I meant. Essentially if I'm browsing the web on my phone, I want telephone numbers (on the web page) to automatically open up the phone program. All this is on the phone, not my PC.

Cheers
 

Seed 2.0

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I have Samsung Focus and running 7720 and I just tap the phone number on the web page and it take me to a screen asking if I want to call or store number.
 

ROCOAFZ

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Same here... always works - is it do to the international settings? (Settings, swipe, phone, international assist)? i have mine on
Also in IE try changing from mobile to desktop version to see if it makes a difference.
 

bobzero

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Like (us of a numbers) 601-555-1234 just as you would dial them. The os pickes up a set of 7,10 or 11 numbers as phone numbers and dumps them to the dialer. Its the way it should have always been (nice)

is the quoted phone number showing up as a link for anyone? Its not clickAble for me on 8107 with mobile or desktop setting. Also tried international assist setting and it had no effect as suspected.
 

adhoc125

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One feature I miss from previous OSes is the lack of ability to paste a phone number in the dialer. It is not always the case that we are able to successfully dial a number by tapping on it.
 

Swisskom

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is the quoted phone number showing up as a link for anyone? Its not clickAble for me on 8107 with mobile or desktop setting. Also tried international assist setting and it had no effect as suspected.
Does not work for me, neither do national (Swiss) or other European numbers. I usually have the opposite problem with iOS etc.. i.e. any sequence of numbers (including serial numbers) being interpreted as a telephone number :eek:
 

bobzero

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  1. 419-685-5468
  2. 419.685.5468
  3. (419) 685-5468
  4. (419) 685 5468
  5. (419)6855468
  6. 419 685 5468
  7. 4196855468

Do any of these show up as clickable? If so post your OS version

None are clickable on 8107 here.
 
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dtboos

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  1. 419-685-5468
  2. 419.685.5468
  3. (419) 685-5468
  4. (419) 685 5468
  5. (419)6855468
  6. 419 685 5468
  7. 4196855468

Do any of these show up as clickable? If so post your OS version

None are clickable on 8107 here.

All but the last one were clickable for me (version 7720). I attached a screenshot of what I get with the first 6 numbers. Gives option to call, and edit number beforehand if necessary.
 
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bobzero

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Interesting that it is working for you guys. I tried changing my region settings all to USA and now it is working was previously set to Canada.
 

ROCOAFZ

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Weird... report that one to MS... i would think it would urk a lot of people. I live in the US.
 

Loco5150

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Not clickable to me. im using the dft v3 rom on my 7 Pro. How i have managed to pick up numbers from the browser is to copy the number, create a new contact and then call to the number. Leaving the name field empty makes that contact appear frist for easy calling and deletion after the call.

So bottom line here would be to get the paste option to the dialer. That is a WAY better solution to call numbers from the browser, than have the browser identify all numbers as phone numbers.
 

Seed 2.0

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is the quoted phone number showing up as a link for anyone? Its not clickAble for me on 8107 with mobile or desktop setting. Also tried international assist setting and it had no effect as suspected.

That phone number shows up as orange text that is clickable. I have my phone set to mobile view priority.

---------- Post added at 04:28 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:26 PM ----------

All but the last one were clickable for me (version 7720). I attached a screenshot of what I get with the first 6 numbers. Gives option to call, and edit number beforehand if necessary.


All but the last one work for me also. Plus the web page has to be 100% loaded before they are clickable.
 

bobzero

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I Did some more testing. The only value that seems to matter is your region format setting (second from the top) inside the region+location settings. Make sure it is set to united states. Everything else can be whatever.


Anyone have the ear of someone on the windows phone tem and could pass this bug on? There's no obvious reason why the Canadian region should not have the same clickable phone links as we generally use the same formats as our friends to the south. I would chalk this up as an oversight, Canada usually gets forgotten.

Also tested Australian, and it is not working for the above numbers, but then the Aussies use a different number format iirc.
 

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    Hey all,

    Apologies if this has been asked before, I've scoured the search function but couldn't find it.

    A feature I really miss from iOS and Android (I've had both) is where you look up a restaurant or something on your browser and it recognises the telephone number and underlines it.. so you just tap to call.

    Right now I have to copy the number (or memorise it), go to the phone function and then create a new contact, paste the number and then call.

    Is there an App or something that gives that functionality in WP (I have a HTC Titan with latest updates)?

    Thanks,
    K

    something called 'send to my wp7' in marketplace.
    1
    1. 419-685-5468
    2. 419.685.5468
    3. (419) 685-5468
    4. (419) 685 5468
    5. (419)6855468
    6. 419 685 5468
    7. 4196855468

    Do any of these show up as clickable? If so post your OS version

    None are clickable on 8107 here.

    All but the last one were clickable for me (version 7720). I attached a screenshot of what I get with the first 6 numbers. Gives option to call, and edit number beforehand if necessary.
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    All but the last one were clickable for me (version 7720). I attached a screenshot of what I get with the first 6 numbers. Gives option to call, and edit number beforehand if necessary.

    Same results for me too. HTC Titan ATT 7720.