PPCGeeks Forums HTC Arrive HTC HD2 HTC Thunderbolt HTC Touch Pro 2 HTC Evo 4G HTC Evo 3D Samsung Galaxy S II Motorola Droid X Apple iPhone Blackberry
Go Back   PPCGeeks > Windows Mobile > WM HTC Devices > HTC Touch Pro

Notices



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2008, 08:58 PM
joe8617's Avatar
Lurker
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Touch Pro
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 9
Reputation: 0
joe8617 is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Can't press the "*" key twice in phone call?

I am totally new here so I hope I am putting this post in the right place.

I have a new HTC Pro from Sprint. To retrieve my voicemails from work, I need to be able to press the "*" key on my phone twice, quickly. FOr some reason, I can't get the phone to allow me to generate a "*" key tone in rapid succession while in a phone call when using the touch screen.

I did figure out that if I slide out my keyboard during the call, I can press the * key above the 8 twice to generate the needed tones in rapid succession.

Does anyone have a clue about why this small but annoying issues exists and how I might fix it?

Thanks,

Joe
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2008, 09:11 PM
3boos's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: Sprint Mogul HTC 8600
Carrier: Sprint
Location: TX, USA
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 196
Reputation: 121
3boos is keeping up the good work3boos is keeping up the good work
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via MSN to 3boos Send a message via Yahoo to 3boos
Re: Can't press the "*" key twice in phone call?

I have the Sprint Mogul, and I used to face something like this, I turned off the keypad tone, and that helped a little.
So in the Mogul I go to setting -> phone and from there I choose to turn it off, and I am guessing in the TP it will be almost the same, so check if that work for you.
Reply With Quote
This post has been thanked 1 times.
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2008, 10:18 PM
joe8617's Avatar
Lurker
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Touch Pro
Threadstarter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 9
Reputation: 0
joe8617 is a n00b
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Can't press the "*" key twice in phone call?

Thank you for that idea, but it didn't seem to solve the problem.

When the call is in progress and I press * once, a * character appears on the screen. If I press * again, a "p" appears on the screen. If I press it a third time, a "w" appears on the screen.

It seems to me that maybe the "smart dial" software is causing this problem, but I don't know.

Can anyone else duplicate this issue or have any other ideas?

Thanks again,

Joe
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-09-2008, 10:36 PM
lmv7777's Avatar
Regular 'Geeker
Offline
Pocket PC: Super Touch Pro
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 335
Reputation: 160
lmv7777 is keeping up the good worklmv7777 is keeping up the good work
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Send a message via AIM to lmv7777
Re: Can't press the "*" key twice in phone call?

same issue here. heard about the voicemail problem. the P and the W are pause and wait, but no idea on how to disable it. reg edit maybe?
__________________
Any typos or sarcastic remarks were purposely placed for your enjoyment.

Diamond > Touch > Treo 700p > TOUCH PRO


If i helped. click "thanks"
Thanks!
Reply With Quote
This post has been thanked 1 times.
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2008, 05:23 PM
TheDempster's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC Touch Pro
Carrier: Sprint
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 75
Reputation: 55
TheDempster is becoming a great contributor
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Can't press the "*" key twice in phone call?

Well one work around is to set up your office VM number in contacts, using comma's for pauses after the phone number is dialed, and adding the ** when required. I even added additional numbers to the sequence to get in to my VM funtions.

At least it is one fix. You will have to fool with the comma's to get the timing down.

Hope this helps.

By the way the only way you can do this is in outlooks contact functions. The contacts feature on the phone do not allow for the comma's.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2008, 05:37 PM
GoodThings2Life's Avatar
Bringer of Good Things
Offline
Pocket PC: HTC TITAN
Carrier: AT&T
Location: Youngstown, OH
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,121
Reputation: 10602
GoodThings2Life can't get a higher reputation levelGoodThings2Life can't get a higher reputation levelGoodThings2Life can't get a higher reputation levelGoodThings2Life can't get a higher reputation levelGoodThings2Life can't get a higher reputation levelGoodThings2Life can't get a higher reputation levelGoodThings2Life can't get a higher reputation levelGoodThings2Life can't get a higher reputation levelGoodThings2Life can't get a higher reputation levelGoodThings2Life can't get a higher reputation levelGoodThings2Life can't get a higher reputation level
Mentioned: 23 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Can't press the "*" key twice in phone call?

Heh, I used to use that trick to pay my electric bill in Florida... Used to call their support number and then had all the prompts entered in using commas to pause for prompts.
__________________
--Someday, bringing GoodThings2Life will become a Paradigm!--
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2008, 05:55 PM
gof's Avatar
gof
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: Mogul
Carrier: Sprint
Location: Planet Earth
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 144
Reputation: 76
gof is becoming a great contributor
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Can't press the "*" key twice in phone call?

Try flipping open the hard keyboard and hitting the * key there?
__________________
Have a GPS on your phone? Earn money just for moving around! Even more if you've got WiFi too! Check out Navizon.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2008, 06:17 PM
TheMostToys's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: Epic, Evo, TP2
Carrier: Sprint
Location: Austin, TX
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 156
Reputation: 125
TheMostToys is keeping up the good workTheMostToys is keeping up the good work
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Can't press the "*" key twice in phone call?

Wait more time (3 seconds) between presses and you will get another *.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2008, 06:38 PM
houdini's Avatar
PPCGeeks Regular
Offline
Pocket PC: Touch Pro
Carrier: Sprint SERO
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 227
Reputation: 110
houdini is keeping up the good workhoudini is keeping up the good work
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Re: Can't press the "*" key twice in phone call?

the requirement was to be able to 'quickly' press **
Reply With Quote
Reply

  PPCGeeks > Windows Mobile > WM HTC Devices > HTC Touch Pro

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
©2012 - PPCGeeks.com