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Paste entire phone number from SMS to Dialer
I often get text messages with a phone number in them that I need to reply to with a voice call. A lot of these are voice calls transcribed by Google when they call my Google Voice office number and leave a voice mail. And a lot of the time the number is either formatted by Google or by the poster of the SMS as (xxx)xxx-xxxx or xxx.xxx.xxxx. In the first case when I long press the number, only the last 7 digits get pasted to the phone dialer, evidently Android doesn't recognize the (xxx). In the latter case, it doesn't recognize it as a phone number at all. So, at best, i get PART of the number in the dialer.
Once in the dialer, I can long press and get "edit number before calling". But my only option is the backspace, which deletes ALL 7 digits I have, then type it by hand (who thought that ERASE was the same as EDIT?).
And, in SMS unlike a lot of other text areas, I can't long press in the text and get the little green delimiters to select an area to copy or cut and paste.
Is there any way to do this that I missed? Now it's "look at the SMS, write the number down on paper with a pencil, then open the phone and dial the number". Sort of defeats the purpose of all this technology I think.