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Re: poll ideas quest 2015 (telephone a contact)

by chacham (Prior)
on Mar 13, 2015 at 15:29 UTC ( #1119970=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to poll ideas quest 2015

To telephone a contact, i usually:

  • Type the entire phone number
  • Type the assigned speed dial number
  • Type in numbers/letters until the contact list finds it.
  • Type in numbers/letters in custom app (which gathers contact info from multiple sources)
  • Speak the contact's name
  • Scroll through the contact list
  • Use Last-call return
  • Use Google Voice
  • Have my secretary or the operator make the call for me
  • My rotary dial does not have a contacts list
  • Give my carrier pigeon the other can and an address
  • I do not use a telephone
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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2015 (telephone a contact)
by Tux (Abbot) on Mar 14, 2015 at 09:45 UTC
    • Use my perl/Tk app that gathers all contact info from my mobile phone(s), the company (ldap) database(s) and all other available sources, enter part of the name or number and click on the entry that matches, which then sends the appropriate controls to my (mobile) phone to dial the corresponding number

    No joke, I do this :)


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

      That's a mouthful. :) Does the "gathering" happen each time you dial, or just from time to time?

      If the latter, this is at least a little similar to Google voice. GV maintains a contacts list and allows for either the name or number to be typed, showing matching contacts all the while. It then calls you (this is deviates from your setup) and makes the call to the contact for you.

      I'll add the option. Please reword it for me. :)

        Gathering happens on startup and on mouse-click on the refresh button.

        • Type part of target data in perl/Tk app gathering from many sources

        Though that of course does not completely cover the case :)

        Feel free to s{perl/Tk}{perl GUI}


        Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re^2: poll ideas quest 2015 (telephone a contact)
by ambrus (Abbot) on Mar 16, 2015 at 15:34 UTC

    Press the down button to scroll through the phonebook of my mobile phone until I find the contact. There are only about 300 entries, so it's quick enough.

      Added. Can't believe i forgot the basic option. :P

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