UI Suggestion: Allow Phone Numbers to be Pasted in Dialer
Apologies if this is already in the works.
I've found that the UI makes it easy to call a number, so long as it's in my contacts list. However, if I'm looking at a web-page, or have a phone number in a note/document, the Z10 isn't as good at recognizing the phone number as dial-able as my previous 9700. That'd be "okay", if I were able to copy that phone number and paste it into the phone dialer.
I was thinking that holding down the middle volume control key to voice-dial must help, but since the voice command app takes over the screen, I still need to remember the number.
- 02-08-13, 05:35 PM #2
Thanks for creating an account and asking for the appropriate help. Much better than the tantrum throwers on this forum. I am sorry I don't have an answer for you because I don't have a BB10 phone yet. Just wanted to say I appreciate the way you addressed your issue
- 02-08-13, 05:42 PM #4
EDIT - Just for testing purposes, I emailed myself my work number, opened the email and again, tapped the number and it proceeded to call.
EDIT 2 - If you want to copy the number, press and hold the phone number. Options show at the side with copy, add to contacts etc....
- 02-08-13, 05:54 PM #6
I am not sure, but I think I saw in another thread that you have to hold down on the number for 3 seconds and options will pop up. It might be in this thread. BB10 Tips, Tricks and other cool stuff
You can add a contact to speed dial and it'll appear at the top of screen.
During call you can press and hold mute button to hold the call.
Taking notes during call will automatically save them in Remember app.
To add a number from the call log to an existing contact, just hold down on the number on the call log and wait for options to pop up. Then you simply select 'Add to contacts'.
Yep it was that thread.
- 02-08-13, 05:59 PM #8
I found this thread searching for a way to paste my wifi password. Joke's on me, there's no copy & paste in BB10, just gimped app-level pasting..
Relying on an app to allow/enable copy/paste ******* blows. They should have done what MS did in W8, just support proper, real copy & paste (ctrl+c, v). Apple's ****ty touch & wait UI is the worst thing to happen to mobiles, can't believe BB decided it would be a good idea to copy their inferior approach for editing. I honestly can't say enough bad things about it.
And now it's in BB10
- 02-08-13, 06:08 PM #10
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- 02-08-13, 06:21 PM #16
I have the Z10. There's no system-level copy & paste. Instead, it relies on an app to allow pasting. As njblackberry pointed out, I can't paste a phone number. And I can't paste a wifi password either.
Maybe you should get/use a Z10 first, hm?
Thanks for the replies. The information about contacts, and what you can do when taking a call, was informative.
I'm not interested in the other messages trolling... so I won't address that.
Let me give you an example of what I mean in my suggestion.. I'll use Crackberry's store as an example:
1. I've ordered an accessory in Crackberry's store. I've got a correction to make to my order, or have an inquiry. I want to call them (but I don't need to add them as a Contact...sorry, Kevin! I love the store... just not that much).
2. I visit this page: Customer Care | ShopCrackBerry --Hey, there's a phone number!
3. I want to be able to copy that phone number and paste it in the dialer (ok, OR call it directly by pressing and holding)
Right now, I need to memorize that number. It would be great to be able to paste the number from that webpage!
- 02-08-13, 06:31 PM #18
- 02-08-13, 06:41 PM #20
I can definitely copy the number. I just can't paste it in the Dialer directly--I would need to create a contact first to dial it.
I'd rather be able to do this without that intervening step of creating that Contact
Hopefully, this could be an improvement in an upcoming software update.
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