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I'm not sending my phone number by default, so for those I want it to see I have *31# as a prefix. As that number doesn't work for SMS, I usually enter the phone number a second time into Pager.

Unfortunately, I can't switch to Pager (and this is only displayed when in edit mode). How can I choose to display the pager number and use it for SMS?

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You can't. You might be better off entering your modified *31# number as the friend's home number, and then using their regular number as the mobile number.

You might also be interested in this feature request at uservoice: http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/2327547-make-possible-to-send-sms-to-office-and-home-n

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Unfortunately that's right. Got the same answer on a Microsoft board. –  Sascha Dec 24 '12 at 7:54

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