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How to use a  phonecard to call Contacts via Outlook.

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hello,
I am new to using Outlook ( I have MS Office XP)
I wish to use Outlook to dial the phone for me.

I have entered a list of contacts phone numbers.
I have configured a calling card ( mine was not on the list).

My modom and phone work ok. I can make a call from the
contact list, but I do not know how to tell Outlook to use
my calling card and then call the contact.

There may also be a confusion factor regarding area code.
My area code is 360 ... some 360 calls are local and I only
dial the 7 digit phone number and do not want to use the phone
card. . Some of my contacts have a 360 area code, but it is a
long distance call so I want to use the calling card and
include the 360 area code for the contact call.

So my question is how can I select a contact in Outlook and
then have Outlook first use the calling card and then dial
the contact's area code and phone number?

sincerely, leo

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by:slink9
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Try Phone And Modem-Edit Location-Area Code Rules
There you can put area code and prefix exceptions.
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by:leojl
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hello slink9

I quess I should have left out that area code thing.

My question is how can I select a contact in Outlook and
then have Outlook first use the calling card and then dial
the contact's area code and phone number?

I can call for 4 cents per minute with the prepaid Sprint
calling card vs 10 cents per minute for instate long
distance via Qwest.

I did configure the card in Outlook, but I do not know
how to use it to dial...Outlook help just offers up info
on how to configure the card... not how to use it.

leo
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After you click New Call, look under Dialing Options and Dialing properties
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