My area code(402) is going to be requiring everyone to dial 10 digits soon because we're getting an area code overlay(your next door neighbor could have a 531 area code). However, at first everyone will have a 402 area code.

I would like to only dial 7 digits, and for the phone to see 7 digits and prepend 402. So I would tap buttons for 867-5309 and it would dial as if I had tapped 402-867-5309. Is there a way to make my Incredible do this?

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    Do you really directly dial numbers often enough for this to be a problem? Surely most of your phone calls are made using pre-saved Contacts in the address book?
    – GAThrawn
    Feb 6, 2011 at 14:01
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    My old Palm Treo had a setting to do this. You could tell it to prepend certain numbers on all 7 digit dials, and a different one on all 8 digit dails... Unfortunately I don't know of anything in Android to do this.
    – Matt
    Feb 6, 2011 at 20:12
  • @GAThrawn: I am directly influenced by my Palm Centro which has it in the same way that @Matt does.
    – Kevin M
    Feb 7, 2011 at 23:03
  • My old pre had this too! oh Palm, why must you have been so horribly marketed? Aug 4, 2011 at 11:52

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Try the Dialer One app. It is a pretty good 'Phone' replacement app. Under 'Advanced Settings' there is an option to specify 'Phone prefix'. This prefix will be added when you long click the call button. I tested by setting the prefix to '402'. I typed '8675309' and then long pressed the call button. It prefixed '402' and the number became '4028675309'. You can press the call button again to call the number.


A bit of overkill just for this, but if you're using Google Voice GVoice Callback is a great rules-based dialing app. You can use regexes in the rules, so it would be easy to add a rule to prepend 402 to any 7 digit number.

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