How do you put a 'Click to Call' function on a mobile site?

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When you create a site with goMobi, the click-to-call function is built in, so it's a one-click option to set up this feature.

However, I'm not sure how to set this up using Wordpress or html templates.

I'm not sure what that feature is acutally called, (I call it click-to-call) but I'm not sure if that is the official term - so when I search for it, I get some strange results - none of which have been helpful so far.

Suggestions greatly appreciated!
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    It's just a regular hyperlink setup like this, with the 'tel' command in it.

    <a href="tel:123456789">123456789</a>
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    • Profile picture of the author ayahanda
      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      It's just a regular hyperlink setup like this, with the 'tel' command in it.

      <a href="tel:123456789">123456789</a>
      Wow!

      Sometimes it's so easy until people do not want to believe it.
      Thanks for sharing!
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    • Profile picture of the author Kishor Mhaskar
      Excellent.

      Really sometime its more simple than our imagination and we make it complex unnecessary .

      Thanks

      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      It's just a regular hyperlink setup like this, with the 'tel' command in it.

      <a href="tel:123456789">123456789</a>
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  • Profile picture of the author I.M.Retired
    AKKKK! It can't be that easy, can it?

    Thanks for the quick reply, Will!
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    • Profile picture of the author brobi
      Originally Posted by I.M.Retired View Post

      AKKKK! It can't be that easy, can it?

      Thanks for the quick reply, Will!
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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by brobi View Post

        Get Will's Mobile App for $19 you will not be disappointed!
        Hopefully the guy got it figured out. He's had since last September.
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  • Profile picture of the author NerdGary
    You need to use twilio or tropo api's.. which are web phone interfaces...
    I put it in a few of my apps.. works great with my CJ PPC (pay per call) campaigns.. you should def. research it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    You can also do it with a graphic VAL. Just link using tel:123456789



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    • Originally Posted by Quentin View Post

      You can also do it with a graphic VAL. Just link using tel:123456789



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      Hi Quentin,
      I'm not clear on how or where you created that click to call graphic - is this part of your product, a template, or is this something easily inserted with the html code above?
      Sorry to be so fuzzy on it, mate...I must have missed something.

      Could you clarify or elaborate a little bit more on that?

      Or is there a link I can get a little more info?

      Thanks for all your help in the forum, Q -

      3M
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  • Profile picture of the author Quentin
    You just create a graphic and then link it. That i s just a generic one from PRweb but you can find heaps of royalty free ones around or just make your own.

    Then add it to your mobile website and link.

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    • Profile picture of the author known
      Quentin-

      Truly a "duh" moment for me too. Duh. Create a link to a graphic. Who ever would have thought it's be so easy!

      Thanks for sharing.

      It truly is about making the complex and complicated simpler, isn't it?



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  • Geez - I was WAY overthinking that! I musta left my brain on vibrate...:rolleyes:
    Things are almost getting too simple!

    I've been trying to mend what might be the world's worst website as a favor to a charity today, and I got code cooties. I finally told them no amount of duct tape would help - It's fubar - Start over.

    I would put up a link, but it would be too embarrassing for them...
    just google "world's worst website" - it will probably come up
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg guitar
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post


      I would put up a link, but it would be too embarrassing for them...
      just google "world's worst website" - it will probably come up
      This made me smile, thinking about someone SEOing their site for that term; just think how humiliating it would be to get slapped for how you ranked, as if Google was telling you "you don't even rise to the level of the world's worst website"!
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  • Profile picture of the author CRM
    Cool thanks for the information. Sometimes a solution just seems to easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Motion
    You can also use SMS rather than TEL

    e.g. <a href="SMS:123456">123456</a>
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by Joe Motion View Post

      You can also use SMS rather than TEL

      e.g. <a href="SMS:123456">123456</a>
      I suggest people do NOT use this command since it is NOT supported by all popular devices - certain popular phones such as Blackberries will not recognize this.

      When designing mobile sites you should only use technology that is going to work across the majority of all popular devices - it's the difference between good mobile website design and poor mobile website design.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Motion
    That's the problem with designing for the 'mobile web' at the moment. You can't please every make and model.

    TEL is widely used but a few years back wasn't supported at all.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxReferrals
    question: what would happen if someone hit that image, from an IPad? I presume it would throw an error?

    Better question: How do you make the click-to-call only appear to phones, not tablets?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
    @joe and @max

    you need to use user agent detection to render compatible content to the end user, that's why i prefer to use user agent detection, unlike most people i use user agent detection for more than just redirection when i am developing mobile sites it can seriously improve the end users experience, but takes a lot more effort to deploy it properly.

    i guess it depends on what type of site you are doing, who your doing it for, what the time frame of completion is and what the budget is - am currently developing tools that will help simplify this, this i would say is going beyond creating simple mobile websites...

    @max about your other question - i dont have my ipad in front of me but if i am not mistaken it will do one of two things, it will either try to add it to your contacts or it will say it doesnt know what to do... i can check later for you if need be

    hope that helps

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    • Profile picture of the author element94_2007
      How would you do if for a phone number that is entered in the backend ?
      For example in the case of a Real Estate agency where you got several agents and different phone numbers ...

      <?php if($agentphoneoffice) { ?>
      <?php echo get_option('wp_agentphone1') . ": " . $agentphoneoffice ?><br />
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      • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
        Originally Posted by element94_2007 View Post

        How would you do if for a phone number that is entered in the backend ?
        For example in the case of a Real Estate agency where you got several agents and different phone numbers ...

        <?php if() { ?>
        <?php echo get_option('wp_agentphone1') . ": " . ?><br />
        What theme/plugin are you talking about - the code that you have given you would also need to identify the value of $agentphoneoffice too - it all depends on how its all setup... let me know i may be able to help
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  • Profile picture of the author DownlineMarketer
    Wow incredible advice and sooooo very simple. This is what happens when great minds come together in community and share knowledge. I love this place!
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  • Profile picture of the author jherewini
    I agree with WillR this <a href="tel:123456789">123456789</a> code works, its not advisable to use the <a href="sms:123456789">123456789</a> from a functionality point of view as not all mobiles support this function
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  • I feel that you should add a click to email button aswell because it gives your customer an option
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  • Profile picture of the author ASUService
    Has anyone seen the <a href="tel:123456789">123456789</a> format be intermittent on iPhones?

    I have a client who says the work I did for them doesn't work on their iPhone but when I test with my girlfriends iPhone4 it works fine every time.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
      Originally Posted by ASUService View Post

      Has anyone seen the <a href="tel:123456789">123456789</a> format be intermittent on iPhones?

      I have a client who says the work I did for them doesn't work on their iPhone but when I test with my girlfriends iPhone4 it works fine every time.
      Never had an issue with it... we have click to call built into our wordpress mobile theme, coded exactly the same way, with and without images and with over 500+ people using it right now, no one to date has mentioned any problems with it.... ask him to be more specific about the problem he is having... that may shed some light on it.... am thinking its possibly something else he's having problems with...

      is the click to call text inside a button thats perhaps the width of the screen using css? have seen buttons that are not fully clickable just the inner text itself and not the edges of the button... hope that makes sense... perhaps its something like that?

      Hope that helps,

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      • Profile picture of the author ASUService
        Thanks Jay,
        I completely agree but convincing him has been tough to say the least.

        The tap to call is withing a css button as a tel: text link. The button really isn't much bigger than the text but you might be right. I'll test thast theroy on my girlfriends iPhone to see if I can replicate the problem.

        Thank you!

        Originally Posted by Jay Moreno View Post

        Never had an issue with it... we have click to call built into our wordpress mobile theme, coded exactly the same way, with and without images and with over 500+ people using it right now, no one to date has mentioned any problems with it.... ask him to be more specific about the problem he is having... that may shed some light on it.... am thinking its possibly something else he's having problems with...

        is the click to call text inside a button thats perhaps the width of the screen using css? have seen buttons that are not fully clickable just the inner text itself and not the edges of the button... hope that makes sense... perhaps its something like that?

        Hope that helps,

        Jay
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        • Profile picture of the author Jay Moreno
          Originally Posted by ASUService View Post

          Thanks Jay,
          I completely agree but convincing him has been tough to say the least.

          The tap to call is withing a css button as a tel: text link. The button really isn't much bigger than the text but you might be right. I'll test thast theroy on my girlfriends iPhone to see if I can replicate the problem.

          Thank you!
          @asusservice - Feel free to PM a link to the site - i don't mind checking it out for you too
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  • Profile picture of the author 4webmaster
    I ve got a problem with one of my client from NY, I've done

    <a href="tel:5854567890">585-456-7890</a>

    As you see I've add the area code with the number.

    But she said it's not working.
    How can this be an issue? I don't get it!
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    • Profile picture of the author Valdor Kiebach
      Originally Posted by 4webmaster View Post

      I ve got a problem with one of my client from NY, I've done

      <a href="tel:5854567890">585-456-7890</a>!
      Try putting + before the number like this:
      <a href="tel:+5854567890">585-456-7890</a>

      Either that or your client is not using an HTML5 compatible browser
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    • Profile picture of the author Adrian John
      I encountered the same situation couple times and the funny thing was that the clients tried to see the mobile website through the Desktop PC either straight into the browser or through the simulator, and it won't work of course.

      Ask them to browse to the mobile website through an mobile device and it will surely work.You can pm the link to test it if you want.

      Hope it helps



      Originally Posted by 4webmaster View Post

      I ve got a problem with one of my client from NY, I've done

      <a href="tel:5854567890">585-456-7890</a>

      As you see I've add the area code with the number.

      But she said it's not working.
      How can this be an issue? I don't get it!
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      • Profile picture of the author peter_act
        Will,

        I understand the coding for the US, but:

        what's the code for a Queensland number, say 55332968
        Area code for Qld is 07

        So if you wanted to call me from Sydney, would the code be
        <a href="tel:+0755332968>Tap to call</a>

        Also does the international code for Australia (0061) feature anywhere

        e.g. <a href="tel:+61755332968>Tap to call</a>

        I put the local number on a client's phone, which worked OK, but of course that won't work for someone from Sydney.
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