Adding a "1" to a phone number on iPhone

I just know that this is going to turn out to be the stupidest question and someone is either going to show me how it can be done quite obviously on the iPhone, or they’re going to show me how a simple googling brings up the answer.

But I swear I’ve searched and can’t find the answer. So I’m at your mercy. No links to this site. :wink:

So here goes: if a number comes up on call display and it is long distance (but there’s no 1 in front of it), how the heck do you easily return the call with a 1, without having to cut/paste or re-enter the whole number?

I’m getting ready with the :smack: icon when I get the answer to this.

You should be able to return the call without the 1. The phone shouldn’t care. I have numbers in my address book both ways and they work fine.

If that doesn’t work for some reason, you could save the number to your address book and then edit the entry to put a 1 in front.

If you are in the US or Canada, I don’t think you need to add the 1 if you’re on a cell phone.

My iPhone (heck any cell phone I’ve ever carried!) lets me dial the same long distance number with and without the 1 and it works fine both ways. Just tried it on my iPhone to be sure.

Well, I’m relieved that the solution isn’t as obvious as I thought! I just checked to be sure, but I am sitting in Toronto right now (416) and just tried to call back a number in my recents from Montreal (514). There was no 1 in front of the 514 number in my recents, and when I hit it to re-dial, I got Silicone Sally telling me I needed to add the 1.

What I think might be happening is I travel to Montreal almost every week, so when someone from the 514 area calls, and I’m in Montreal, it comes up on call display sans 1, but when I’m in Toronto, it comes up on call display avec 1.

With my old Blackberry there was a simple way to just dial with the 1, but I’m damned if I can get it on the iPhone.

Try Settings > Phone > International Assist ON