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Edit number in phone book before Dial function on iPhone (How?)

Updated on July 10, 2012


Have you ever had the painstaking experience of editing telephone numbers stored in your iPhone before making a call? This is especially the case when you want to use a different IDD code rather than the default and expensive one. You might have many different ways and choices to make long distance call and many access codes are available these days, and interchanging these codes from time to time is common.

iEditDialer is a simple and yet effective way to make international calls or any prefix dialling. With iEditDialer, you can take full advantage of budget international calls without a hassle, you no longer have to agonizingly remember the number stored in your phonebook and key in the preferred access code. iEditDialer does it for you.

iEditDialer might be the first app to be able to circumvent the inability of iPhone API to dial special characters such as '*' & '#'. This is extremely helpful when it comes to Roaming USSD call.

* Supports special character such as "*" and "#"
* Pre-set IDD number and Roaming Callback number
* Able to select number from address book directly
* Simple and straight-forward interface

Low cost or budget international roaming call for mobile

USSD Callback is a service that allows user to send a "call me" request at no charge, via USSD protocol (that is the means used by the operator). For example, you ran out of credit and you want somebody to call you, the other person will pay the call. This is also extremely handy when you are roaming internationally. With USSD callback, a roamer can save up to 60% of normal roaming call charges with calling home or 3rd country calling.

Making international calls

Country Code is necessary only when dialing to phones in other countries. In international usage, telephone numbers are prepended with the country code preceded by a "+", and with spaces in place of hyphens (e.g., "+XX YYY ZZZ ZZZZ"). This allows the caller to choose which Access Code (also known as International Dialing Digit) they need to dial from their location. However, it is often quoted together with the international access code which must precede it in the dial string, for example "011" in the United States and Canada: "011-XX-YYY-ZZZ-ZZZZ", or "00" in most European countries: "00-XX-YYY-ZZZ-ZZZZ". This can cause confusion as a different Access Code may be used where the reader is located. On GSM networks, "+" is an actual character that may be used internally as the international access code, rather than simply being a convention. However, the "+" has a downsize. Most of the service providers will put through the call with the premium IDD service, in other words, the most expensive one. With deregulation of the telco industry sweeping around the globe, most of the service providers offer many different international calling services and they all come with a different IDD access code. These services can be using different technology such as VOIP and callback services. Therefore, the ability to edit the number one wishes to dial can translate into tremendous saving.


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      bg_shawn 7 years ago

      Bought this app. Finally roaming and idd made easy!