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  1. #1
    Paul Ward
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    In the P800 manual it shows the quick-dial screen with names under each
    photo. All I can get is the (truncated!) number.

    What's the trick to get names to show there? The manual only says that it
    all comes from the Contacts book, but I've tried everything I can think of
    and nothing makes any difference!

    P.





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  2. #2
    Richard Ullger
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    Re: P800 - How to get names on quick-dial screen?

    In the speed dial screen tap an empty speed dial position. When the
    select contact screen appears, select the contact and tap done. The
    first/last/company name (in that order) from the contact automatically
    appears under the speed dial icon.

    The only way I could get the number to appear under the speed dial icon
    was to enter it in one of the name fields.

    Richard.

    Paul Ward wrote:
    > In the P800 manual it shows the quick-dial screen with names under each
    > photo. All I can get is the (truncated!) number.
    >
    > What's the trick to get names to show there? The manual only says that it
    > all comes from the Contacts book, but I've tried everything I can think of
    > and nothing makes any difference!
    >
    > P.
    >
    >





  3. #3
    Paul Ward
    Guest

    Re: P800 - How to get names on quick-dial screen?

    Nope - still doesn't work.

    I managed to track the problem down as far as the fact that I'm using a
    single contact in multiple quick-dial positions, e.g. I have my wife's work
    AND mobile numbers on quick dial - if I only use one of her numbers on quick
    dial then her name appears under the one entry. If I add her a second time
    with a different number, the name disappears and under both of them are now
    numbers, presumably, because the phone thinks I wouldn't remember which is
    which! Not that the numbers help, because I can only see the first few
    digits anyway, so they both look the same!!! Ministry of Crap Design at work
    on that nice little 'feature'!

    P.

    "Richard Ullger" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In the speed dial screen tap an empty speed dial position. When the
    > select contact screen appears, select the contact and tap done. The
    > first/last/company name (in that order) from the contact automatically
    > appears under the speed dial icon.
    >
    > The only way I could get the number to appear under the speed dial icon
    > was to enter it in one of the name fields.
    >
    > Richard.
    >
    > Paul Ward wrote:
    > > In the P800 manual it shows the quick-dial screen with names under each
    > > photo. All I can get is the (truncated!) number.
    > >
    > > What's the trick to get names to show there? The manual only says that

    it
    > > all comes from the Contacts book, but I've tried everything I can think

    of
    > > and nothing makes any difference!
    > >
    > > P.
    > >
    > >

    >






  4. #4
    Mike O'Connor
    Guest

    Re: P800 - How to get names on quick-dial screen?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Paul Ward" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In the P800 manual it shows the quick-dial screen with names under each
    > photo. All I can get is the (truncated!) number.
    >
    > What's the trick to get names to show there? The manual only says that it
    > all comes from the Contacts book, but I've tried everything I can think of
    > and nothing makes any difference!


    The number appears instead of the name when you put the same contact in
    more than one position on the speed dial. Typically when you do that you
    are putting, for example, the home and work numbers for a person on two
    speed buttons. The number allows you to differentiate. I don't think
    this is adjustable.



  5. #5
    Paul Ward
    Guest

    Re: P800 - How to get names on quick-dial screen?

    Yep. Thanks - that seems to confirm my findings. What a bloody stupid
    'feature'. I can only see the first 7 characters of each number *anyway*, so
    they all look alike! I've as much idea as to which is which as I would if
    the name was repeated! I suppose the idea that behind the scenes (if I
    *could* see the whole number) is that each entry on the quick dial screen is
    unique.

    Can you imagine the design meeting where more than one person agreed this
    was the way it was going to work?! Pathetic...

    P.

    "Mike O'Connor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Paul Ward" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > In the P800 manual it shows the quick-dial screen with names under each
    > > photo. All I can get is the (truncated!) number.
    > >
    > > What's the trick to get names to show there? The manual only says that

    it
    > > all comes from the Contacts book, but I've tried everything I can think

    of
    > > and nothing makes any difference!

    >
    > The number appears instead of the name when you put the same contact in
    > more than one position on the speed dial. Typically when you do that you
    > are putting, for example, the home and work numbers for a person on two
    > speed buttons. The number allows you to differentiate. I don't think
    > this is adjustable.






  6. #6
    Fidofan
    Guest

    Re: P800 - How to get names on quick-dial screen?

    "Paul Ward" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > "Mike O'Connor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> In article <[email protected]>,
    >> "Paul Ward" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> > In the P800 manual it shows the quick-dial screen with names under
    >> > each photo. All I can get is the (truncated!) number.
    >> >
    >> > What's the trick to get names to show there? The manual only says
    >> > that

    > it
    >> > all comes from the Contacts book, but I've tried everything I can
    >> > think

    > of
    >> > and nothing makes any difference!

    >>
    >> The number appears instead of the name when you put the same contact
    >> in more than one position on the speed dial. Typically when you do
    >> that you are putting, for example, the home and work numbers for a
    >> person on two speed buttons. The number allows you to differentiate.
    >> I don't think this is adjustable.

    >
    >
    >
    > Yep. Thanks - that seems to confirm my findings. What a bloody stupid
    > 'feature'. I can only see the first 7 characters of each number
    > *anyway*, so they all look alike! I've as much idea as to which is
    > which as I would if the name was repeated! I suppose the idea that
    > behind the scenes (if I *could* see the whole number) is that each
    > entry on the quick dial screen is unique.
    >
    > Can you imagine the design meeting where more than one person agreed
    > this was the way it was going to work?! Pathetic...
    >
    > P.
    >


    You can put:

    Mary Home
    012345678

    Mary work
    066560986

    Mary mobile
    033338090

    in your addressbook to fix this problem.



  7. #7
    Paul Ward
    Guest

    Re: P800 - How to get names on quick-dial screen?

    Clever idea. It makes the Contacts book a bit messy, but definitely works
    though. I'll just create a series of special Contact entries for my
    quick-dial numbers.

    Thanks for the suggestion!

    P.

    "Fidofan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > "Paul Ward" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    > > "Mike O'Connor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]
    > >> In article <[email protected]>,
    > >> "Paul Ward" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> > In the P800 manual it shows the quick-dial screen with names under
    > >> > each photo. All I can get is the (truncated!) number.
    > >> >
    > >> > What's the trick to get names to show there? The manual only says
    > >> > that

    > > it
    > >> > all comes from the Contacts book, but I've tried everything I can
    > >> > think

    > > of
    > >> > and nothing makes any difference!
    > >>
    > >> The number appears instead of the name when you put the same contact
    > >> in more than one position on the speed dial. Typically when you do
    > >> that you are putting, for example, the home and work numbers for a
    > >> person on two speed buttons. The number allows you to differentiate.
    > >> I don't think this is adjustable.

    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Yep. Thanks - that seems to confirm my findings. What a bloody stupid
    > > 'feature'. I can only see the first 7 characters of each number
    > > *anyway*, so they all look alike! I've as much idea as to which is
    > > which as I would if the name was repeated! I suppose the idea that
    > > behind the scenes (if I *could* see the whole number) is that each
    > > entry on the quick dial screen is unique.
    > >
    > > Can you imagine the design meeting where more than one person agreed
    > > this was the way it was going to work?! Pathetic...
    > >
    > > P.
    > >

    >
    > You can put:
    >
    > Mary Home
    > 012345678
    >
    > Mary work
    > 066560986
    >
    > Mary mobile
    > 033338090
    >
    > in your addressbook to fix this problem.






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