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    Is the treo SMS program able to recognize a phone number (xxx-xxx-xxxx) and dial it without having to use cut and paste or 3rd party apps?

    Also, did the GPRS update remove the ability to link a name with the incoming phone number? Prior to upgrading, when a call came in, the phone number would match up with the name in the phonebook, now it just shows the phone number.

    Thanks
    AMA
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    Originally posted by Afonso
    Is the treo SMS program able to recognize a phone number (xxx-xxx-xxxx) and dial it without having to use cut and paste or 3rd party apps?

    Also, did the GPRS update remove the ability to link a name with the incoming phone number? Prior to upgrading, when a call came in, the phone number would match up with the name in the phonebook, now it just shows the phone number.

    Thanks
    AMA
    1. Yes.
    Scroll down to the message in SMS that you want to dial.
    Hit the :menu: button.
    Select 'Call sender' from the menu.
    or
    Hit the :menu: button and then the letter 'A'.

    2. You must have a name (or any character) in the Last Name field in your Contacts (Phonebook).
    Simply having the person's first name will result in only their number being shown in SMS and not their name.

    Hope this helps.
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    What about the ability to save SMS before sending? I think before GPRS 1.1, I was able to save it to the PENDING folder. Or was I imagining things?
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    I don't remember if you could before, but you can't now. What is the point of the Pending folder then You can't save, you can switch back to the mail part of the SMS app without hitting "Send" or "Cancel".
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    Originally posted by woonhong
    What about the ability to save SMS before sending? I think before GPRS 1.1, I was able to save it to the PENDING folder. Or was I imagining things?
    Good point. Yeah you could before. It was a nice feature because you don't always want to send the SMS right away.

    I use maxTEXT so can save, send to groups... etc.

    Oh, nice car
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    on some occasions while i'm writing a SMS i get interrupted and like the drafts folder in Outlook, i remember saving it in the pending folder and continuing at a later time. any thots on how i can do this without much hassle of cut & paste or a third party software? my Treo is already unstable as is. so dun want to risk installing any third party softwares.

    PS: Ah a fellow nissan fan eh. too bad it's not mine.
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    One problem that I've already experienced is losing the SMS message when I'm trying to send and the network connection fails. Is there any way to prevent this?

    That's a pretty awful design on the Treo's part. I mean, if the network connection is bad, shouldn't they at least put the message in an 'outbox' until there IS a good connection?
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    Hey Altiman2K,

    Do you have "Save copies of sent messages in Sent folder" ticked off in the preferences? Or is it doing this with that setting?

    And on a side note, is your username Altiman2K, cause you own a 2000 Altima?
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    Originally posted by Appleman
    Hey Altiman2K,

    Do you have "Save copies of sent messages in Sent folder" ticked off in the preferences? Or is it doing this with that setting?

    And on a side note, is your username Altiman2K, cause you own a 2000 Altima?
    "Save copies of sent message in sent folder" Huh? Are you talking about Outlook or the Treo 300? I can't find that option anywhere on the Treo.

    PS - Yes, I do drive a [modified] 2000 Nissan Altima GLE. If you wanna check out the car, go to http://dkomm.servehttp.com. There should be a link to enter the Altima webpage from there and I have a bunch of pics
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    I am talking about the Treo, but I didn't realize that you had a 300. My 180 has that option in the preferences within the SMS app.


    I have a '93 Altima GLE. I was going to mention altimas.net, but I see you are already on there. I have been a member there for just over a year now. Cool running into you on another forum
  11. #11  
    Originally posted by woonhong


    PS: Ah a fellow nissan fan eh. too bad it's not mine.
    Hehe, yeah. 1974 Z and 5000 odd km on the clock
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    Originally posted by Appleman
    I am talking about the Treo, but I didn't realize that you had a 300. My 180 has that option in the preferences within the SMS app.


    I have a '93 Altima GLE. I was going to mention altimas.net, but I see you are already on there. I have been a member there for just over a year now. Cool running into you on another forum
    Yeah that's pretty cool man

    You know what? I was just about to go into the garage and install some indiglows. There'll be pics up soon after they're done. So, check em out when you get a chance later today
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    I found out some information regarding the "Pending" folder. It is not meant to be a drafts folder, but rather a place to store SMS when the network is unavailable, such as wireless mode being off, or being out of coverage.

    From The Treo Tech reference:

    The Pending folder contains outbound messages that have been finished by the user but could not be immediately delivered either because the phone was off or out of coverage. Normally, if the phone is on and in coverage, the SMS App bypasses the Pending folder and sends the message immediately.
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    Hey thanks for going thru the trouble to find out. Though, that means i still need to look for an app (freeware of course) to do this SMS pending thingy.

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