Take a contact which has several phone numbers... say Home, Mobile and Work. When I click the QuickContact action to text them, it asks me which number... so I select Mobile. Now, I'd like to set this as default... because I always text them on their mobile. Problem is, when I do this, it ALSO sets it as the default phone for ACTION==CALL, which I do NOT want, as I regularly call them on all three numbers.

Is there any way to set a default number for texting while NOT having a default for calling, so that it will still prompt me to pick a number when I click QuickContact.Call?

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I don't think you can set separate default numbers. However what you could do is set a shortcut to message that contact and leave the default number empty so it can prompt you when you call. To set a message shortcut: long press on the Home-screen, select "Shortcut", then select "Direct Message". This will launch your default messaging app to send a message to that contact to whichever number you set when you create the shortcut.

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Hope this helps

  • I guess this could be a workaround; though hardly ideal. Ideally it would be a method that would carry through to all instances where the QuickContact badges and placards are used.
    – eidylon
    Commented Apr 15, 2011 at 2:06
  • @eidylon True, but I don't think you can accomplish that.
    – Daniel
    Commented Apr 15, 2011 at 2:21

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