Insert Pause for Easier dialing

You can insert a wait or pause to separate additional digits (for example, a password or extension) from the main phone number. When you dial a phone number that contains a pause, the device pauses for two seconds before it dials the remaining numbers. When dialing a phone number that contains a wait, the device displays a Dial Extension screen prompting you to either dial the remaining numbers, skip the remaining numbers, or end the call. This tip is useful for dialing your voicemail where you have to call and then enter your passcode. The above picture shows that we modified the voicemail number to enter our passcode 6169.

To include a pause or wait in a phone number in the Phone application

1. On the device Home screen, click Phone.

2. With your cursor in the empty field at the top of the screen, type the first portion of the phone number.

3. To insert a pause in the phone number, press N. For the BlackBerry 7100 Series devices, press L.

4. To insert a wait in the phone number, press B. For the BlackBerry 7100 Series devices, press W.

5. Type the remainder of the phone number.

6. Press the Enter key.

Comments [8 Responses]

Extension Dialing Help Please - : Your Number One BlackBerry Community
July 3rd, 2007 at 2:27 am

[...] Today, 02:27 AM Are you inserting the pause after the programmed number? Enter the phone number, press the BB/menu key, select ‘Add Pause’ (you can add as many as you need to make it pause longer. Each pause is 2 seconds) then enter your code/password. Maybe this old link will help: Insert Pause for Easier dialing | BlackBerry Cool [...]

December 7th, 2007 at 10:39 am

To Jay… If you create the appt with the phone number, followed by the letter x and then the conference number passcode, then the # sign, it should work. When you dial, it will pop up a window prompting you to enter the “extension” when you ready. Hit enter or confirm the selection to go.

Example: 800-555-5555 x55555#

I usually put this in the Outlook Appt field for “location” so it’s easy for the attendees to find.

Jim Burnett
March 22nd, 2008 at 5:28 pm

Thanks for the simple directions.
FYI the N and the B do pause and wait,respectively on a 8320 Curve.
I never thought about using the menu key to insert a pause. Oh well live and learn!
Thanks again.

June 3rd, 2008 at 5:41 pm

I am new to BB and i really like it.
I have the curve.
My issue is, how to use the # when promoted?
i.e. i am dialing a confrence # 1800-000-0000.
“please enter your confrence id followed by #”
so i enter the code 1234321 alt# but it doesnt undertsand it. What am i doing wrong?
Thank you.

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