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I would assume it's because there are still phone numbers that are distributed with convenience letters (e.g. "phonewords") in them, and there are probably still automated call answering programs that use them. The letters on the numpad far predate T9. For the US specifically, Wikipedia also has an article that explains the history of telephone numbers and ...


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Go to your Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications. Select the 'All' tab and scroll to the current dialer app. Scroll down and press the 'Clear defaults' button. Now when you select dial, you should be prompted to select a particular app and also have the opportunity to set a new default.


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This is likely a combination of two things: a) stuff that the dialer has to load on startup and b) possibly shortage of memory (RAM) created by loading those things. The biggest gains are to be had by resolving (a) however, this will also have the side effect of resolving (b) You might like to try clearing the following: Call log - this is loaded each ...


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If you root the phone, go into Manage Apps and you can disable the dialer, it will remove it from the home page. Contacts can also be disabled. There are also numerous ways to put the phone in Airplane mode so it's persistent after restart. Click image for larger version NOTE: disabling dialer does not disable the emergency dialer, but airplane mode ...


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I think Gary's answer is correct for the ordinary keyboard, but on my phone, other haptic feedback is controlled by another setting, equally hidden away at: Settings > Sound > Vibrate feedback (right at the bottom) For me (HTC Desire HD), this enables haptic feedback on the dialler keypad, as well as on the touch-sensitive home, menu, back and search ...


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You can search your contacts easily by "typing letters". The dialer instantly interprets the input phone number also as text input (just like T9 does) and shows contacts that match below the actual number. For example if you want to dial Smith you should dial 76484. No need to press 4 three times to get "I".


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I just tested my own phone by loading Dylan Reeve's web page and to my surprise the Lookout app I have installed stopped it. I guess Lookout also functions as a dialer. According to this page there is a version that supports 1.5 (although I'm not sure if that version does include protection from USSD attacks). I haven't tried it myself but, according to ...


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I don't think there is any way to prioritize threads/apps in Android. Programatically you'd set thread priority here, but it would be your threads in your app. You shouldn't be able to do this against someone else's app unless you had their developer signature as all applications are sandboxed from each other (unless permission is given). Instead, I would ...


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Slowdowns like this on phones older than 1 year old are most likely a side affect of memory shortages. To check to see if this is the issue, go to the Android settings and look at SD card & Phone Storage. The last item, "Available Space" should be 17 Mb or more. If you are using the Email app (NOT Gmail) then you should check your trash folder. In mail, ...


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As you're using a Galaxy S2 which has Samsung's TouchWiz interface layered over the Android OS, some of your questions are specific to Touchwiz, so I'll answer them that way too, in a way that may not be helpful to people with a different interface: Yes, there are a number of Lockscreens built in, if you go into Settings -> Location and Security, then you ...


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Actually this feature does exist, but it is disabled by default, so to enable it in a vanilla Android Jelly Bean 4.3 you must follow the steps below: Open your Phone app, tap the dialer tab (first one at the left). Tap the action overflow icon (at bottom right corner) and tap Settings Scroll down to section Other call settings. You'll see the option Dial ...


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After unlocking, when I press the Phone icon (on the TouchWiz interface's dock at the bottom of the home screen) it takes me to the last dialler view I used, whether that's the keypad, Log or Favourites. Doesn't yours do that? If you literally mean the same 3 people, then the quickest way would to put a shortcut for them on your home screen. Just long-press ...


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I experienced a similar situation with my Samsung Galaxy GT-i5700 (SPICA), and I got up to a very weird solution to this: It seems that the huge number of SMS was causing the mobile to further slow down (apart from the large number of apps in the device). I then deleted many of the messages, and there was a significant improvement in the dialer operating ...


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Do you have an app called "Voice Changer" installed? I've read that it can cause this. Also if you have google voice installed, do you have it set to "Never Dial with Google Voice"? If those are not the cause, do you have any other "Phone Linking" apps or "Sip Dialers" etc, remove them and see if your issue stops.


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It's possible that your phone does not support the code. If you look at one of the comments in the askvg link you shared in the comment, one user says: LCD TEST Does not work for Galaxy S2. However, another user replied that it is supported, but with a different code.


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I had the same issue, not with Cyanogen, but stock android in Nexus 5 phone. I solved the issue temporarily as follows : Go to Settings > Developer Options Change Animator Duration Scale to 0.5x (may be more. At first I set it in None, so it didn't work. Changing to 0.5x solved my problem. I didn't check other options like 1x etc). This method solved ...


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On rooted devices, you can disable the following packages to disable all telephony features: Phone Dialer TelephonyProvider Contacts Contacts Storage ContactsProvider Depending on the device manufacturer and OS version, some of these apps might not exist, or be named differently.


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I'm guessing the Dialer froze. Try holding the Home button, going into Task Manager, and killing the dialier process. As Matt mentions in the comments, You can do the same thing from the home screen by pressing menu then going to settings > Applications > Manage Application then choose the "phone" or "dialer" app and click "stop"


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It call the last number used in or out, its supposed to be a quick reconnect after a dropped call... The the BT is supposed to be hands free, so using the phone to select a call is none hands free! You should be able to double tap the button and get a voice recognition control, with various occasionally funny results


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I can't speak specifically to the Defy, but if you've got the stock Android Contacts app and you're syncing to Google, you can tell the phone which groups to display. From the Contacts app Menu | Display options | {account}. Then check the groups you want to see, and the uncheck the ones you don't. "My Contacts" is going to be pretty much everything under ...


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The fix is available here via gist on github. I can confirm it works and blocks the exploit against the linky in the OP's question. Have ran it on Gingerbread 2.3.7 and successfully blocked/defeated the exploit. In case of link rot: diff --git a/packages/apps/Contacts/src/com/android/contacts/TwelveKeyDialer.java ...


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It's not possible to have the same number on two different phones. On your Nexus S, you could install Skype. That will give you FREE VOIP for Skype-to-Skype calls. You don't need a number for this, just an internet connection (and a Skype account, which is free). Take note, however, Skype to mobile / landline is not free. For other alternatives, search for ...


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Having had no better suggestions I did try a factory reset and it seems to have resolved the problem entirely, indeed the phone 'feels' new. Whilst it is annoying, it's been over a year since having the phone and it only took about an hour to factory reset and restore important files, so it's not the worst solution out there.


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This is now a standard feature of Android 4.3, although you do need to enable it. From http://www.android.com/about/jelly-bean/ Autocomplete - just start touching numbers or letters and the dial pad will suggest phone numbers or names. To turn on this feature, open your phone app settings and enable “Dial pad autocomplete.”


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Once you hit the gray box & that ICE list pops up, I believe you just have to select a contact from that list in order to assign that person/phone number to the box. Just be careful with assigning contacts to the gray boxes because it can be very easy to pocket dial these people. In case you're interested in removing someone from the gray box, you ...


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You might want to take a look at Tasker, the mighty automation solution on Android. I have not setup something as you request, but it's definitly possible, and basically should work like this: Condition: Event → Phone Ringing Task: either HTTP GET or HTTP POST to your server's URL. For the task, you can make use of the many variables Tasker has preset ...


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The Samsung ROM doesn't have the stock AOSP dialer and contacts app. It has Touchwiz themed dialer and contacts app. This is one of the most glitchy and slowest of dialer apps out there. Try the Swipe Dialer if you care to. It has good reviews and seems to be working fine across the board. Another option will be to port AOSP dialer as in Cyanogenmod. This ...


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I guess Clipboard Dialer might be your choice: This little tool enables you to extract all phone numbers from what ever text is in your clipboard. It will present a list of all numbers it finds giving you an easy way to call, SMS or create a new contact.


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You might want to take a look at Prefixer, which lets you "prefix, suffix and/or replace numbers in your calls" -- sounds like exactly what you need. There are a few similar apps on the Playstore: Prefix Dialer Number Fixer PreFixer I'm pretty sure one of them will solve your issue.



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