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[feature-request] Suggest contact based on typed number in phone app

asked 2015-06-23 13:22:46 +0300

PatsJolla gravatar image

updated 2015-06-23 13:23:37 +0300

Hi, I'm not sure if this needs an update in the phone app or if it can be done with a patch, but I think it would be useful to get possible contacts offered in a list when I type a number.

For Example: I open the phone app to type a number that I have written on paper but no name connected to it. Now when I type the first numbers the phone already can start filtering my contacts based on the numbers. So I can see if the contact is already known in my phone.

Of course the feature should be able to avoid country restrictions (simply ignore things like +34, +1, +49, +7 etc.) and compare only the actual phone number with the saved ones - to avoid seeing a number like +49-12345 (German number international format) as a different number then 0-12345 (national format).

I think actual Samsung Phones (or is it Android in that case?) already support this, and I think I saw it also in Samsung Wave (Bada) Phones.

What do you think?

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Why not, it works in the SMS app. :)

Edz ( 2015-06-23 13:56:15 +0300 )edit

+1 I'd suggest suggesting (sorry:)) numbers on a matching substring basis, that is if I enter "1473" something like +7(999)231-47-35 should also be suggested if found in phonebook.

Garrikus ( 2015-06-23 13:59:05 +0300 )edit

@Garrikus: Yes, any part of the number should be used for comparison. Can happen that you want to call people from the same company that just have different 4 last numbers like an extension, then this would help incredibly.

PatsJolla ( 2015-06-23 14:54:11 +0300 )edit

fantastic idea, would be nice to live filter based on all data fields, like job title, or last name, or City etc

DarkTuring ( 2017-02-14 22:13:31 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-02-14 10:35:37 +0300

PatsJolla gravatar image

updated 2017-02-14 10:35:56 +0300

Sorry to reopen this thread but this functionality was NOT released in a software update. I just tried again on and it never suggests an existing contact neither in national nor in international format.

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answered 2017-02-15 14:33:08 +0300

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I'd love to see phone app facelift too. opening dialpad from pulley is a bit clumsy solution. Why call history has no search box like this?

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In such concept tap in the searchbox brings dialpad up. Once part of the number is typed, list shows search result from merged contacts call/messages history. Results order could be customisable in settings, with last call/message time being default.

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Also there's so much vertical space wasted, pls shrink dialpad and padding around items on th list. It would be perfect if dialpad, searchbox and 5-6 numbers/contacts would fit in one screen.

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The search should also trigger the basic keyboard, so one could search by name instead of number.

raketti ( 2017-02-15 15:49:13 +0300 )edit

[edit looking closer at fastdial app it does search in a bit weird way so plz disregard.] Wouldn't that duplicate what we have in people app? Here i'm thinking about case of havng the (part of the) number and not contact name.

Xeno_PL ( 2017-02-15 16:50:46 +0300 )edit

@Xeno_PL, true, but it could be easily implemented as a switch layout button, if the list of dialled/answered calls is long, then you could just type a few letters and get the contact you want. But I agree, that it would double a bit with the people app. However, I usually open the phone app instead of the people (mostly because I usually call the same numbers/people), so it wouldn't be a bad idea to have the search on both. Just my two cents... :)

raketti ( 2017-02-15 21:35:37 +0300 )edit

or integration of third party even Android VOIP apps and slave in the dialer!

DarkTuring ( 2017-02-21 20:48:35 +0300 )edit
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Asked: 2015-06-23 13:22:46 +0300

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