If you know the extension of the person you’re trying to reach, you may enter it anytime or press 1 for more options. Hi, please listen carefully since our menu has changed. For sales and marketing, press 2. For customer support, press 3. For accounting, press 4…

You know how annoying these long messages can be, especially when you know exactly what extension you want to reach. Today, thanks to iPhone Download Blog reader Carn, I’d like to give you a quick tip on how to add an extension to a contact’s phone number, so you never have to type this extension ever again.

1. Create or go to an existing contact.

2. Edit his phone number.

3. Make sure the cursor is at the end of the phone number and tap ” + * # ” at the bottom left of the keyboard.

4. Tap “pause”, which will add a space and a coma after the phone number.

5. Enter the extension and click “Save”.

That’s it. Now every time you call this number, you will be directed to the contact’s extension.

  • VistaUSer

    Great Tip Sebastien !

    The greedy Phone companies never tell you these things that can save a 3-4 minutes per call..Thanks

  • Oh, so I don’t have to type it again when I call in the future. Great tips for calling to an office with extension on each desk. So we won’t have to pay to wait for the operator or those machines talk.

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  • Carlos

    You could even add another comma (,) I use it when I call using a phone card, first add the phone number then card pin number and last the number you are trying to call, saves a lot of time :]

    • That’s a very good tip, Carlos. I hadn’t thought about that. Thanks

  • That is innovation!

  • Rn3sto

    That’s nice.
    Would save alot of time.

  • It’s a nice trick.. Thanks for sharing…

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  • Beth

    This is wonderful. Thanks for the tip.