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How can one add a "pause" for dialing phone extensions or to VoIP services?

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I'm running Firefox OS 1.1 in a UK ZTE Open (from Ebay Store).

I would like to call foreign numbers through a VoIP service (Jumblo, to be precise). In their website they have instructions to place a call directly instead of having to dial the target number everytime one calls their access number. It requires to dial: (access number)+(pause)+(target number).

It gives general instructions that in some phones the pause can be inserted by holding the '0', '*', or '#' keys; I tried all these approaches but none of them worked in my phone.

What is the right way to add a dialing pause in Firefox OS???

I'm running Firefox OS 1.1 in a UK ZTE Open (from Ebay Store). I would like to call foreign numbers through a VoIP service (Jumblo, to be precise). In their website they have instructions to place a call directly instead of having to dial the target number everytime one calls their access number. It requires to dial: (access number)+(pause)+(target number). It gives general instructions that in some phones the pause can be inserted by holding the '0', '*', or '#' keys; I tried all these approaches but none of them worked in my phone. What is the right way to add a dialing pause in Firefox OS???

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gnittala 25 solutions 307 answers

Hello,

For certified apps, there is an API that is still WIP. You might want to discuss these with the development team. Or is it that you are using these APIs, but are not able to insert the pause required for the Jumblo number to let you enter the number you want to dial?

  1. Telehphony.dial
  2. TelephonyCall.number
  3. Sample code to dial-out

Thank you

Hello, For certified apps, there is an API that is still WIP. You might want to discuss these with the development team. Or is it that you are using these APIs, but are not able to insert the pause required for the Jumblo number to let you enter the number you want to dial? #[https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Telephony.dial Telehphony.dial] #[https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/TelephonyCall.number TelephonyCall.number] #[https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Guide/API/Telephony/Introduction_to_WebTelephony Sample code to dial-out] Thank you

Question owner

Hi Gnittala,

Thank you for your reply.

I'm trying to save a contact number that includes: (Jumblo Number) + (pause) + (target number) + #

I'm doing this from the standard "Contacts" and "Dialer" apps. I'm not trying to code a new app. I believe it is a basic function that should be included in the standard apps of the phone. Even "dumbphones" can dial pauses if contacts are properly added.

I'm not a programmer and I wasn't expecting this to require to write a whole application for that...

Regards,

Hi Gnittala, Thank you for your reply. I'm trying to save a contact number that includes: (Jumblo Number) + (pause) + (target number) + # I'm doing this from the standard "Contacts" and "Dialer" apps. I'm not trying to code a new app. I believe it is a basic function that should be included in the standard apps of the phone. Even "dumbphones" can dial pauses if contacts are properly added. I'm not a programmer and I wasn't expecting this to require to write a whole application for that... Regards,
Anderson 17 solutions 117 answers

Do you tried use the "+" symbol?

Press and hold the number "0" to get the "+".

Do you tried use the "+" symbol? Press and hold the number "0" to get the "+".
gnittala 25 solutions 307 answers

@jterrones, I think I misunderstood your query. So, based on your latest response, you are trying to dial the number directly and store the same in your contacts - is that right? Like @acweller mentioned, you can long-press the 0 to get a +.

But if that is not what you are looking for and are trying to store a contact into the phone, which requires you to wait for the Jumblo number's dialtone to be returned before you dial the actual number, then I'm not sure if there an option to wait when you store/dial from a contact. Is that what you are looking for? Others in the community can correct me if I am wrong.

Thank you

@jterrones, I think I misunderstood your query. So, based on your latest response, you are trying to dial the number directly and store the same in your contacts - is that right? Like @acweller mentioned, you can long-press the 0 to get a +. But if that is not what you are looking for and are trying to store a contact into the phone, which requires you to wait for the Jumblo number's dialtone to be returned before you dial the actual number, then I'm not sure if there an option to wait when you store/dial from a contact. Is that what you are looking for? Others in the community can correct me if I am wrong. Thank you

Question owner

Hi Gnittala,

I'm trying to strore both numbers together in a way that when calling the contact the phone dials the access number, makes a pause, and dials my contact number.

There is a tutorial in the Jumblo website that reads:

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" Tip: The service is very quick and hassle free. There's even a simple trick that you can use to make the dialling process completely seamless. All you need to do is edit your international numbers to include the access number at the beginning, followed by a pause. This can be done easily depending on the brand of your mobile:

How to find pause in your mobile Nokia phones: Press * 3 times until a 'p' appears Siemens / Panasonic phones: Press 0 and hold until a '+' appears Motorola / Samsung / Sony Ericsson phones: Press * and hold until a 'p' appears LG Phones: Press # and hold until a 'p' appears

If you need help with this, see your mobile phone instruction manual or contact your phone manufacturer.

For example you use the UK access number to call a German number: Save the number as follows 0044123456789P0049123456789 and you never have to enter the recipients number again. "

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That's what I'm trying to do. But adding the '+' sign between numbers (by holding down '0') doesn't work: The '+' sign appears but when calling the contact the phone only dials the access number, not the contact number.

Hi Gnittala, I'm trying to strore both numbers together in a way that when calling the contact the phone dials the access number, makes a pause, and dials my contact number. There is a tutorial in the Jumblo website that reads: ========= " Tip: The service is very quick and hassle free. There's even a simple trick that you can use to make the dialling process completely seamless. All you need to do is edit your international numbers to include the access number at the beginning, followed by a pause. This can be done easily depending on the brand of your mobile: How to find pause in your mobile Nokia phones: Press * 3 times until a 'p' appears Siemens / Panasonic phones: Press 0 and hold until a '+' appears Motorola / Samsung / Sony Ericsson phones: Press * and hold until a 'p' appears LG Phones: Press # and hold until a 'p' appears If you need help with this, see your mobile phone instruction manual or contact your phone manufacturer. For example you use the UK access number to call a German number: Save the number as follows 0044123456789P0049123456789 and you never have to enter the recipients number again. " ========= That's what I'm trying to do. But adding the '+' sign between numbers (by holding down '0') doesn't work: The '+' sign appears but when calling the contact the phone only dials the access number, not the contact number.