My question is similar to this :


But not quite the same. I've chosen phone as my default calling options, and I'm ok with that. Now my question is that, what do I press when I want to call a contact via Viber/Skype/Other app again? What do I press to get asked again?

Without resetting the default calling option, is there a such option ?

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    – ale
    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:36
  • How do you expect to be able to choose another app when you don't want to open a dialog to choose another app? You'll have to call from the app itself (e.g. Skype) then. Jul 17, 2012 at 12:40
  • I thought there might be some trick like clicking on the image of the contact and you get prompted for gmail, message, viber etc. but not skype
    – ant
    Jul 17, 2012 at 20:40

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The option to choose what application to use when making a call (or anything else, such as open a webpage) happens when you don't have a default set. So if you want to get asked whether to use Dialler/Skype/Viber when you try to call a contact, then you need to clear the default settings for Dialler. You won't get the prompt otherwise.

There is no way to set this up on a per-number or per-contact basis in the Dialler.

  • well I know of the option to clear the default choice, but here is the deal I'm happy to have Phone as my default choice but I still want to be able to call via skype or viber contacts from my phone book. Now I've got phone set as default for all of them. But I still don't want to choose the contact type every time, want to choose when I want to and at the same time have the phone as default choice
    – ant
    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:07
  • Dialing from the app itself is the only option then.
    – Chahk
    Jul 17, 2012 at 12:51
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    Don't think of it as "Phone is the default action for this contact" think of it as "Phone is the default action for calling". You can either bind Phone to calling, or you can leave calling as default action free, but it works for all contacts, not just one.
    – Biggles
    Jul 17, 2012 at 13:10

Go to setting, manage applications, press the ALL tab and scroll down to Dialler/Skype/Viber go to options then select CLEAR DEFAULT button.


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    The question clearly states "Without resetting the default calling option[...]". Oct 25, 2012 at 6:08

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