Back in the days when Nokia phones had monochrome screens and batteries lasted for days, a colleague explained to me how to include a
p in a number to make the phone pause before dialling the next few digits – for example when entering a PIN for voicemail (I think
w also worked for a wait). More recently, another colleague was asking me how to do this with our CUCILync softphones when dialling into a conference call (as described for Microsoft Lync).
Well, it seems the modern equivalent of a
p for a soft pause is inserting a comma (at least it is on a Lumia, on an iPhone and on Android) and a semi-colon is a hard pause/wait (on an iPhone). Unfortunately the CUCILync client we use strips out
; (and, even worse, it replaces
7). I guess it could be an error in the dial-plan but it’s inconvenient…