Smart Dialing Configuration

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.

11 Responses to “Smart Dialing Configuration”


  1. 1 PS

    I want to use our corporate phone lookup feature (which returns the only last 4 digits of an individual’s phone number) with a corporate prefix (first 7 digits). Any way to do that?

  2. 2 SUNEESH

    This was helpful to me…THANK YOU

  3. 3 kim

    I can’t get this option to work for me..just the smart dial function so that I don’t have to put in the area code every time I dial a number that’s not one of my contacts!!! Could it be that my carrier doesn’t support this function? They did on my treo, so I don’t know why it won’t work!

  4. 4 Randy

    I am using my blackberry in COlombia. I want to take off the auto dial 1. I have read instructions that tell you to turn the smart dial function off but my 8310 does not have an off option
    TY
    RET

  5. 5 mark Abere

    i cannot access the smart dial option on my phone
    i went trhough all the options,
    and yet it is not there.

  6. 6 Rory

    I have the same problem as Mark. I don’t have the Smart Dialling option on my phone and I NEED to change the Area Code. I got my BOLD in England and am now in Jamaica. It dials +44 before all my contacts… which i don’t want.

    PLEASE HELP

  7. 7 Erik Shatilla

    I have the same problem as Kim. I can’t get this option to work for me..just the smart dial function so that I don’t have to put in the area code every time I dial a number that’s not one of my contacts!!! Could it be that my carrier (Bell Mobility) doesn’t support this function? They did on my treo, so I don’t know why it won’t work!

  8. 8 Jon Wiest

    On the 83XX series, Smart Dialing is in Call Log, press the Menu key, pick Options.

  9. 9 Erik Shatilla

    Same on the Storm but it does not work.

  10. 10 V

    MANGE TAKK!!!

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