How to Dial a Phone Number Extension

How to Dial a Phone Number Extension

The following article will be about how to dial a phone number extension. This should help in case you need to call an extension and the person on the other end doesn\’t know who you actually are.

Technology has made it easier than ever to dial a phone number extension. In the past, you had to know the extension and keep it close at hand or memorize the extension in order to make a call. Now, you don\’t even need to remember it at all!

Voicemail and automated messaging systems are becoming a bigger part of how we communicate as time goes on. With that said, there are a few things you may not know about the number of extensions you can use when calling an organization that has turned off that feature.

There are times when you will be calling a company, but you need to dial a different extension number. For example, when you call an automated translator service or the IRS and have to navigate through their menus before speaking with someone. This blog post provides the ways how to do this on your cellular phone so that those long and difficult phone numbers are a thing of the past.

Dial a Phone Number Extension via iPhone


Follow these simple steps to get the job done at the earliest. Make sure that you are using an iPhone and not any other smartphone.

  1. First, open the dialing pad on your iPhone.
  2. Next, type in the main/building number.
  3. After that, you need to long-press and firmly hold the ***** key.
  4. Now, keep doing this until you see a comma (,) displaying in the building number.
  5. Finally, when it appears on your mobile device screen, type in the extension. Then, proceed with starting the call as in normal cases.

Dial a Phone Number Extension via Android Smartphone


You need to follow the next mentioned steps in sequential order to successfully dial a phone number extension using any of your Android smartphones.

  1. First, launch the dialing pad on your Android phone.
  2. Next, type in the main/building number.
  3. After that, you will see a plus sign (+) appearing below the zero number (0) on your dialing pad. Long-press the zero-digit, to successfully insert this plus symbol next to the main number.
  4. Now, proceed with tying in the extension number. That\’s it! finally, go on and start a call as in normal cases.

Note: You can also use the above-mentioned steps when dialing a number with an extension into a new contact. 

Dial a Phone Number Extension via Windows Phone


Before moving on to the steps, we need to make one thing clear to the audience i.e., Windows phones don\’t possess any function to add an extension when typing in a number to dial. However, one can add an extension to the number in contact.

  1. First, launch the text/email application on your Windows phone.
  2. Next, enter the main/building number.
  3. After that, insert the symbol \”w\”. This is done so that the extension immediately dials following the main number. (Note: You can also use \”p\” instead of \”w\”. This is to pause for 3 seconds before the extension number is dialed)
  4. Now, long-press the number you entered until you see two bars appearing on your screen.
  5. Next, move these bars to fully highlight the number.
  6. After that, tap on the option labeled \”Copy\”.
  7. Now, open the \”Start\” menu, followed by tapping on the option named \”People\”.
  8. Next, navigate to \”Contacts\” and tap on the option i.e., \”New (+)\”.
  9. After that, long-press on the number entering space and then tap on the \”Paste\” option. This will result in pasting the number which you priorly copied.
  10. Finally, proceed with making a call as you would have done in case of calling a friend or family member. That\’s all there is to it.

See also: How to Fix “Last Line No Longer Available” on iPhone


Now that you know how to dial a phone number extension, you can easily get in touch with the right person or department within a company. This can save you a lot of time and hassle, especially if you need to speak to someone urgently. So next time you need to make a call, remember to use the proper extension for the best results.

Have you ever tried to dial a phone number extension on your mobile phone? Whether you are successful in doing it or not? Which method did you use to perform this task? Has our explained guide worked for you?

If you have done this before, share your experience with us in the comments section below. You are also free to ask any questions or queries you have in your mind that are bothering you. We will appreciate it and try to answer them in the best possible manner.

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