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Customize phone contact field names?

Discussion in 'Using Outlook' started by yohannsetna, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. yohannsetna

    yohannsetna

    Guest
    Outlook has only 1 field available for Mobile Phone numbers. How do add

    another field to accomodate a 2nd Mobile Phone Number to a contact? Can I

    change the 'Pager' contact (or any other redundant field like 'Car Phone' for

    example) to read 'Mobile Phone 2'?
  2. Diane Poremsky

    Diane Poremsky

    Senior Member
    No, you can't change the labels or add new fields. Use Car Phone or Other

    for the second mobile phone.



    "yohannsetna" <yohannsetna@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:C6B69983-33A5-4490-B53F-41AA8B837CB7@microsoft.com...
    > Outlook has only 1 field available for Mobile Phone numbers. How do add
    > another field to accomodate a 2nd Mobile Phone Number to a contact? Can I
    > change the 'Pager' contact (or any other redundant field like 'Car Phone'
    > for
    > example) to read 'Mobile Phone 2'?
  3. Brian Tillman

    Brian Tillman

    Senior Member
    "yohannsetna" <yohannsetna@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:C6B69983-33A5-4490-B53F-41AA8B837CB7@microsoft.com...


    > Outlook has only 1 field available for Mobile Phone numbers. How do add
    > another field to accomodate a 2nd Mobile Phone Number to a contact? Can I
    > change the 'Pager' contact (or any other redundant field like 'Car Phone'
    > for
    > example) to read 'Mobile Phone 2'?


    Any of the fields you'll see when you click one of the down arrow buttons in

    the "Phone numbers" sectrion of the Contact form are eligible. I tend to use

    "Car" or "Radio". You can't change the label names, though.

    --
  4. Milan Oparnica [software developer]

    Milan Oparnica [software developer]

    Guest
    "Brian Tillman " wrote:


    > "yohannsetna" <yohannsetna@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C6B69983-33A5-4490-B53F-41AA8B837CB7@microsoft.com...
    >
    > > Outlook has only 1 field available for Mobile Phone numbers. How do add
    > > another field to accomodate a 2nd Mobile Phone Number to a contact? Can I
    > > change the 'Pager' contact (or any other redundant field like 'Car Phone'
    > > for
    > > example) to read 'Mobile Phone 2'?


    > Any of the fields you'll see when you click one of the down arrow buttons in
    > the "Phone numbers" sectrion of the Contact form are eligible. I tend to use
    > "Car" or "Radio". You can't change the label names, though.
    > >

    >


    I can't believe you MVP guys post this as an answer to this question.

    I guess this is "acceptable" way of telling me my 400$ investment in SAMSUNG

    OMNIA phone can't remember 2'nd mobile number in year 2009, when most of my

    contacts have 2 or more.

    Please just say you are SORRY, and tell all of us where to post our, by all

    means, legitimate request, so your development team can urgently fix this

    unforgivable mistake.

    Concerning the CAR or RADIO field...JUST TRY TO SEND A MESSAGE using those

    numbers - YOU CAN'T, they are not available!
  5. Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

    Ken Slovak - [MVP - Outlook]

    Guest
    MVP's are just users, we don't work for MS. We can't get them to change

    anything, so your complaint has no meaning.

    "Milan Oparnica [software developer]" <Milan Oparnica [software

    developer]@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:3D29C728-F096-4959-A48B-71C99E5FA393@microsoft.com...

    > "Brian Tillman " wrote:
    >
    > > "yohannsetna" <yohannsetna@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:C6B69983-33A5-4490-B53F-41AA8B837CB7@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > > > Outlook has only 1 field available for Mobile Phone numbers. How do add
    > > > another field to accomodate a 2nd Mobile Phone Number to a contact? Can
    > > > I
    > > > change the 'Pager' contact (or any other redundant field like 'Car
    > > > Phone'
    > > > for
    > > > example) to read 'Mobile Phone 2'?

    >

    >> Any of the fields you'll see when you click one of the down arrow buttons
    > > in
    > > the "Phone numbers" sectrion of the Contact form are eligible. I tend to
    > > use
    > > "Car" or "Radio". You can't change the label names, though.
    > > > >

    >

    >>

    > I can't believe you MVP guys post this as an answer to this question.

    > I guess this is "acceptable" way of telling me my 400$ investment in
    > SAMSUNG
    > OMNIA phone can't remember 2'nd mobile number in year 2009, when most of
    > my
    > contacts have 2 or more.

    > Please just say you are SORRY, and tell all of us where to post our, by
    > all
    > means, legitimate request, so your development team can urgently fix this
    > unforgivable mistake.

    > Concerning the CAR or RADIO field...JUST TRY TO SEND A MESSAGE using those
    > numbers - YOU CAN'T, they are not available!
  6. Brian Tillman

    Brian Tillman

    Senior Member
    "Milan Oparnica [software developer]" <Milan Oparnica [software

    developer]@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:3D29C728-F096-4959-A48B-71C99E5FA393@microsoft.com...


    > I can't believe you MVP guys post this as an answer to this question.


    What do you wantr us to say. We can tell you what Outlook can do. We can't

    change it.


    > I guess this is "acceptable" way of telling me my 400$ investment in SAMSUNG
    > OMNIA phone can't remember 2'nd mobile number in year 2009, when most of my
    > contacts have 2 or more.


    What your phone costs has no bearing on Outlook's present capabilities.


    > Please just say you are SORRY, and tell all of us where to post our, by all
    > means, legitimate request, so your development team can urgently fix this
    > unforgivable mistake.


    None of the MVPs work for Microsoft. Call them if you want to suggest a

    change in Outlook. Don't tell us.


    > Concerning the CAR or RADIO field...JUST TRY TO SEND A MESSAGE using those
    > numbers - YOU CAN'T, they are not available!


    You can't send a message with ANY of the phone fields except for the FAX

    field. Anyway, sending messages by phone is not a designed-in Outlook

    function. If you don't like it, tell Microsoft.

    --
  7. Diane Poremsky

    Diane Poremsky

    Senior Member
    Would you rather we lie? You cannot add more number fields to outlook. Even

    if you could, its unlikely your $400 toy would accept those fields anyway -

    the sync process is generally hardcoded to specific fields. If you need to

    store multiple numbers for a contact on a phone, make multiple contacts.

    It's highly unlikely the development team is going to drop everything and

    make changes - it's the same way in Outlook 2010. Maybe Samsung developers

    should fix their unforgivable error in not syncing the other fields?

    The original question did not say they needed to add fields so it would work

    with an expensive phone - they just wanted a field to enter the number in.

    FWIW, my $150 blackberry syncs a min of 4 numbers work, work2 (business,

    business 2 in outlook), home, mobile (that's the most any of my contacts

    have). I considered the omnia but went with the BB instead. I'm glad now.



    "Milan Oparnica [software developer]" <Milan Oparnica [software

    developer]@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

    news:3D29C728-F096-4959-A48B-71C99E5FA393@microsoft.com...

    > "Brian Tillman " wrote:
    >
    > > "yohannsetna" <yohannsetna@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:C6B69983-33A5-4490-B53F-41AA8B837CB7@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > > > Outlook has only 1 field available for Mobile Phone numbers. How do add
    > > > another field to accomodate a 2nd Mobile Phone Number to a contact? Can
    > > > I
    > > > change the 'Pager' contact (or any other redundant field like 'Car
    > > > Phone'
    > > > for
    > > > example) to read 'Mobile Phone 2'?

    >

    >> Any of the fields you'll see when you click one of the down arrow buttons
    > > in
    > > the "Phone numbers" sectrion of the Contact form are eligible. I tend to
    > > use
    > > "Car" or "Radio". You can't change the label names, though.
    > > > >

    >

    >>

    > I can't believe you MVP guys post this as an answer to this question.

    > I guess this is "acceptable" way of telling me my 400$ investment in
    > SAMSUNG
    > OMNIA phone can't remember 2'nd mobile number in year 2009, when most of
    > my
    > contacts have 2 or more.

    > Please just say you are SORRY, and tell all of us where to post our, by
    > all
    > means, legitimate request, so your development team can urgently fix this
    > unforgivable mistake.

    > Concerning the CAR or RADIO field...JUST TRY TO SEND A MESSAGE using those
    > numbers - YOU CAN'T, they are not available!
  8. Milan Oparnica [software developer]

    Milan Oparnica [software developer]

    Guest
    I'm sorry, this was obviously a wrong place to complain, but this is most

    rated discussion when searching by "second mobile number field" on google.

    I didn't know that MVP doesn't work for Microsoft. I followed the link to

    Outlook 2010 as well but didn't find anything usefull therer.

    It's not really about the cost of the phone, it was just to demonstrate the

    target group where WM is installed. They made a lot effort on many small

    details of fancy-look. Leaving such a big hole is so...well, becoming typical

    for Microsoft these days.

    I gave up on this phone anyway, and returned to my old NOKIA doing the job

    correctly. Maybe some future release...who knows. But it probably won't be

    compatible with my OMNIA anyway. I'm very disappointed.

    Thanks for your replies anyway, please accept my apologize.

    "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:


    > Would you rather we lie? You cannot add more number fields to outlook. Even
    > if you could, its unlikely your $400 toy would accept those fields anyway -
    > the sync process is generally hardcoded to specific fields. If you need to
    > store multiple numbers for a contact on a phone, make multiple contacts.

    > It's highly unlikely the development team is going to drop everything and
    > make changes - it's the same way in Outlook 2010. Maybe Samsung developers
    > should fix their unforgivable error in not syncing the other fields?

    > The original question did not say they needed to add fields so it would work
    > with an expensive phone - they just wanted a field to enter the number in.

    > FWIW, my $150 blackberry syncs a min of 4 numbers work, work2 (business,
    > business 2 in outlook), home, mobile (that's the most any of my contacts
    > have). I considered the omnia but went with the BB instead. I'm glad now.

    > >

    >

    >

    >

    > "Milan Oparnica [software developer]" <Milan Oparnica [software
    > developer]@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3D29C728-F096-4959-A48B-71C99E5FA393@microsoft.com...
    > > "Brian Tillman " wrote:
    > >
    > >> "yohannsetna" <yohannsetna@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:C6B69983-33A5-4490-B53F-41AA8B837CB7@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > >> > Outlook has only 1 field available for Mobile Phone numbers. How do add
    > >> > another field to accomodate a 2nd Mobile Phone Number to a contact? Can
    > >> > I
    > >> > change the 'Pager' contact (or any other redundant field like 'Car
    > >> > Phone'
    > >> > for
    > >> > example) to read 'Mobile Phone 2'?
    > >
    > >> Any of the fields you'll see when you click one of the down arrow buttons
    > >> in
    > >> the "Phone numbers" sectrion of the Contact form are eligible. I tend to
    > >> use
    > >> "Car" or "Radio". You can't change the label names, though.
    > >> > >>

    > >
    > >>

    > > I can't believe you MVP guys post this as an answer to this question.
    > > I guess this is "acceptable" way of telling me my 400$ investment in
    > > SAMSUNG
    > > OMNIA phone can't remember 2'nd mobile number in year 2009, when most of
    > > my
    > > contacts have 2 or more.
    > > Please just say you are SORRY, and tell all of us where to post our, by
    > > all
    > > means, legitimate request, so your development team can urgently fix this
    > > unforgivable mistake.
    > > Concerning the CAR or RADIO field...JUST TRY TO SEND A MESSAGE using those
    > > numbers - YOU CAN'T, they are not available!


    >
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