Smart Dialing Configuration

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Smart Dialing
Yesterday, we told you how to unlock your phone if you’re travelling overseas. Today we’re going to show you how to setup smart dialing and configure dialing for your appropriate area. The smart dialing feature on the handheld allows you to set a default Country Code and Area Code. To call a number with the default area code, you need to dial only seven digits, whether you are calling from within the area code or outside it. Smart dialing also allows you to store the number for a corporation. To reach an extension within that corporation, you need to dial only Alt + 8 (letter X) and the extension.

To configure smart dialing go to Phone –> Options –> Smart Dialing.

Country Code -The code for the country which you call most frequently.

Area Code – The area code which you call most frequently.

National Number Length – The number of digits in the telephone number including Area Code but excluding Country Code.

Corporate Phone Number - The number of the corporation which you call most frequently.

Wait For – The length of the pause in seconds between connecting to the corporation and dialing the extension.

Extension Length – The number of digits in the extensions at the corporation called most frequently.

  • SL19

    Hi, I just unlocked my Blackberry and placed my old SIM card in it.  When I try to call numbers from my SIM, it keeps putting a 1 in front of it and instead of calling the number I’m told I’m trying to call long distance.  I believe this may have to do with smart calling, but I don’t see smart calling in my options list, so I don’t know how to disable it.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • SL19

    Hi, I just unlocked my Blackberry and placed my old SIM card in it.  When I try to call numbers from my SIM, it keeps putting a 1 in front of it and instead of calling the number I’m told I’m trying to call long distance.  I believe this may have to do with smart calling, but I don’t see smart calling in my options list, so I don’t know how to disable it.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • KASIM

    I AM TIRED OF THIS NEW NOT AT ALL SMART FEATURE IN BLACK BERRY. DID YOU FOUND ANY SOLUTION TO DISABLE IT?