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    Default "iPhone" number under contacts?

    I don't know if apple got rid of this with the new software update but do you remember when you use to add a contact they had a space for "iPhone" where you couldt enter a number? What was that?
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    Edit the contact. And add another phone number. You can choose the phone number type and one of those is iPhone.
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    And even if you don't add a new phone number you can change the number type on an existing phone number by editing the contact and clicking on the number type. So iPhone is still there.
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    I was wondering what this is for.
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    sorry to resurrect this thread, but i was adding a new contact to my 16 ViP running 5.0.1 completely stock and it does not have the "iphone" option when adding or editing a number...it just has "mobile"

    anyone else have this issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cevmkv View Post
    sorry to resurrect this thread, but i was adding a new contact to my 16 ViP running 5.0.1 completely stock and it does not have the "iphone" option when adding or editing a number...it just has "mobile"

    anyone else have this issue?
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    via gmail exchange...
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    I have never seen the option of an iPhone contact.
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    HA!! I never noticed this before till now lol. Ok, so I have quite a few contacts that I can change the label to iPhone for, but ummm, silly question.....does this do anything significant or is it just to label that particular contact as an iPhone user?
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    I've always seen this. Even when I had my 3GS. As far as I know, the "iPhone" option had always been there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    HA!! I never noticed this before till now lol. Ok, so I have quite a few contacts that I can change the label to iPhone for, but ummm, silly question.....does this do anything significant or is it just to label that particular contact as an iPhone user?
    I think it will enable iMessage with them if they are using iOS 5 on their end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoleScream View Post
    I think it will enable iMessage with them if they are using iOS 5 on their end.
    Oh ok. Well the peeps that do have iPhones that I have in my contacts were not in there as "iPhone", it was only as "mobile" but the imessage still worked. Hmmm.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    Oh ok. Well the peeps that do have iPhones that I have in my contacts were not in there as "iPhone", it was only as "mobile" but the imessage still worked. Hmmm.....
    As long as the person you're calling, is on an iPhone, you have iMessage. Also, the text bubbles are blue, instead of green(for a non iPhone user).
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    Quote Originally Posted by grunt0300 View Post
    As long as the person you're calling, is on an iPhone, you have iMessage. Also, the text bubbles are blue, instead of green(for a non iPhone user).
    yes, Grunt I do understand this.

    My initial question however pertained to in a contacts info, where the cell# would go, if it's an iPhone user that you could chose "iPhone" as opposed to "mobile" for say a blackberry user.

    Does choosing "iPhone" do anything different with the way that particular contact is handled?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pink View Post
    yes, Grunt I do understand this.

    My initial question however pertained to in a contacts info, where the cell# would go, if it's an iPhone user that you could chose "iPhone" as opposed to "mobile" for say a blackberry user.

    Does choosing "iPhone" do anything different with the way that particular contact is handled?
    No, not to my knowledge. You could type in BB after hitting the edit button, if you wanted to.
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    I believe that using Exchange means giving up both the "iPhone" label and the ability to create a label using the "Custom" option. I lost mine as soon as I decided to sync via Exchange w/gmail--it seems like they don't support non-standard labeling.
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    I use iCloud for my contacts and I have the iPhone option....I look at it as bragging rights!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Massie View Post
    I believe that using Exchange means giving up both the "iPhone" label and the ability to create a label using the "Custom" option. I lost mine as soon as I decided to sync via Exchange w/gmail--it seems like they don't support non-standard labeling.
    Google Sync isn't "Exchange", sorry. Google Contacts is in the "Google Contacts" format - phone number sync is limited to 2 Home numbers and 1 Home Fax/1 Mobile/1 Pager/3 Work (one will be labeled 'Company Main')/1 Work Fax number. Yeah, that's what they tell us but it isn't.

    Real Exchange has different options available altogether.

    iCloud offers more options via the CardDAV protocol and Apple's own options - using a real Exchange account, Google Contacts, or some other contacts format will result in the "other" category being used more often than not.
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    Whether or not it's "real" Exchange, my point is that this is what happens when you set up your Gmail contact sync using the big button that says "Exchange."
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    Quote Originally Posted by grunt0300 View Post
    No, not to my knowledge. You could type in BB after hitting the edit button, if you wanted to.
    Ok, thanks grunt !! I like the idea of the iPhone label, it's like I have extra special contacts in my addy book lol
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    Side note: Other than helping you to identify those folks who have the same great taste as you do (snickers go here), there's a subtle change in voice dialing. If you label someone with an iPhone, you can't say "Call XXXX, mobile", but instead have to say "Call XXXX, iPhone". Then, instead of the drab response of "calling xxxx... mobile", you get a little faux excitement from your phone in the response, like "calling xxxx... iPhone!"

    It's one of those personal touch self advertising kinda quirky things I like about my Apple devices.

    Other than that, I haven't been able to distinguish any other differences with that label... yet.
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    ok so after a bit of messing around and turning off my gmail exchange contacts as you all have suggested i was able to get the iphone option to show up.

    now i just have my contact syncing through icloud.

    thanks for the help everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infiniti7 View Post
    I don't know if apple got rid of this with the new software update but do you remember when you use to add a contact they had a space for "iPhone" where you couldt enter a number? What was that?
    That has been there since iOS 1.0
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    Default Re: "iPhone" number under contacts?

    I do not get Iphone selection only get home, work, mobile, fax car. how do i get a iphone selection to show?

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