Making a Single Push to Dial Email Signation Phone Number with Extension



  • In this modern age, who needs a DID (dedicated phone number) when extensions are so easy to manage and are far more portable? One of the stumbling blocks to this is that DIDs are so easy to dial from things like email signatures on a phone or when stored in a contact list. The use of humans dialing numbers directly has rapidly gone away as contact lists act much like DNS did for eliminating the memorization of IP Addresses.

    Phone devices like iPhone and Android can handle extension numbers automatically if the right notation in an email signature is used. Some notation styles use things like x, ext or ; to denote an extension; but this format triggers a wait rather than a pause.

    In your email signature, or when emailing someone your phone number if you have an extension that can be dialed directly, use this notation instead:

    (123) 456-7890,123

    By doing this, people can do a one tap to your phone number and it can call or be added to contacts so that calls go through automatically rather than waiting for additional input.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Making a Single Push to Dial Email Signation Phone Number with Extension:

    In this modern age, who needs a DID (dedicated phone number) when extensions are so easy to manage and are far more portable? One of the stumbling blocks to this is that DIDs are so easy to dial from things like email signatures on a phone or when stored in a contact list. The use of humans dialing numbers directly has rapidly gone away as contact lists act much like DNS did for eliminating the memorization of IP Addresses.

    Phone devices like iPhone and Android can handle extension numbers automatically if the right notation in an email signature is used. Some notation styles use things like x, ext or ; to denote an extension; but this format triggers a wait rather than a pause.

    In your email signature, or when emailing someone your phone number if you have an extension that can be dialed directly, use this notation instead:

    (123) 456-7890,123

    By doing this, people can do a one tap to your phone number and it can call or be added to contacts so that calls go through automatically rather than waiting for additional input.

    A comma is a 3 second pause. If there is a delay in the PBX picking up, the phone will still dial the ext. It is certainly not a foolproof method.



  • @JaredBusch said in Making a Single Push to Dial Email Signation Phone Number with Extension:

    A comma is a 3 second pause. If there is a delay in the PBX picking up, the phone will still dial the ext. It is certainly not a foolproof method.

    Human dialing is not foolproof either 🙂



  • On my phone a ; is the required character, and then my phone prompts me asking if I'd like to send the extension.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Making a Single Push to Dial Email Signation Phone Number with Extension:

    On my phone a ; is the required character, and then my phone prompts me asking if I'd like to send the extension.

    No, there is not a "required" character. A ; is a wait until user presses function and a , is a 3 second pause.



  • Ah... so there isn't.

    I had a typo in my signature (a space) and it made it so the direct number didn't work.

    Very cool.



  • It's not working on my Nexus 6P at all.

    (xxx)xxx-xxxx,1234 - not work
    xxx-xxx-xxxx,1234 - not work
    xxxxxxxxxx,1234 - not work



  • @Dashrender said in Making a Single Push to Dial Email Signation Phone Number with Extension:

    It's not working on my Nexus 6P at all.

    (xxx)xxx-xxxx,1234 - not work
    xxx-xxx-xxxx,1234 - not work
    xxxxxxxxxx,1234 - not work

    What does it do?



  • On my Nexus 6P (assuming phone dialing is the default - it could also try skype) it opens the dialer, does not dial, so I press the send button, and it just calls the number in question.

    On the dial pad screen, I see that it's added the +1 for USA to the number.



  • FYI, if I add a contact, it does work as described above by JB.


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