Use One or More Commas for a Short Pause When Dialing Phone Number Extensions

If you frequently dial someone who as at extension, it can be frustrating to wait for the main phone number to connect before you can to enter the extension number, if you can even remember it. As Canadians, we frequently have to enter a number to select English or French before we can dial the extension. What a pain!
You can easily avoid this frustration can with a comma or two. Simply enter the main contact number as you normally would, but then add a comma followed by the extension number (e.g., 4165551234,567). The comma causes a pause of about 2 seconds. If you need a longer pause, enter additional commas. You can do this for multiple extension choices (e.g., 4165551234,,1,567). This works on most types of cell phones and smartphones.

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