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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add Pauses to an Existing Contact Numbers

In the Samsung Galaxy SIII, there are several ways that you can do to make a call more faster and easier by utilizing the existing features owned by this phone. For example, you can use the easy call feature that will allow you to make calls simply by swiping the contact from left to right, or you can use the speed dial that will allow you to assign a shortcut number to an existing contact number on your contact list.

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Another way that you can do to make a call more easier, especially if you want to make a call on the contact number that require you to type in the PIN numbers or extensions is by adding pauses in the contact so you do not need to enter the number each time you call them. You can either add a pause to stop the calling sequence for 2 seconds or adding a wait to pause the calling sequence until you enter number or pressing a key.


How to add a pause or wait to an existing contact?
Below are the steps to do so:
  1. Open the Contacts app.
  2. Tap the required contact you wish to add the pauses.
  3. Tap the Edit button.
  4. Tap the phone number field at the position where you wish to add the pause or wait.
  5. Tap the Sym key. To add pause go to the step # 6 while to add wait go to the step # 7.
  6. Add pause to contact
    • Tap Pause to add a two second pause. This will displayed as comma (,). For example: if the standard call in 888-444-111, but Rehan was in 234, then in Rehan's contact: 888-444-111,234
    • Tap the Save button to save the changes.
    • Now, when you call Rehan, your phone will wait for 2 seconds before the phone continue dialing the next set of number after comma.
  7. Add wait to contact
    • Tap Wait to add a wait. This will displayed as a semi-colon (;). For example, if the standard call in 888-444-111, but Rehan was in 234, then in Rehan's contact: 888-444-111;234
    • Tap the Save button to save the changes.
    • Now, when you call Rehan, you will be prompted with a box to enter a number or press a key to tell the phone when to continue dialing the next set of number after the semi-colon.

By knowing this step, now you can much more easier to call the persons who have phone number with extensions or you can much more easier to call the phone number which require you to type in the PIN or password, such as when you want to access a voice mail or call another automated call systems. So, hope this helps :)

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  1. The Samsung Galaxy S3 I bought last year, build version 4.4.2 has no Sym key following your directions. I've tried other non-numerical keys and none work. Is this a fix for an older version?

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