Phone Number Management Tools

Last reviewed on January 2, 2013

The tools are used to update the phone number field in Microsoft Outlook Contacts folder.

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Area Code Updater

Do all of the telephone numbers for your Contacts have area codes? If these phone numbers are located in a region where a transition to 10-digit dialing has occurred or will in the near future, then properly updating these numbers is essential. This is especially true if you synchronize your contacts with a smart phone and want to ensure that you are dialing the correct number. No need to update every Contact one by one - simply run the Area Code Updater Appin and let it handle it for you!

Clamr!

Integration of Google Voice and Microsoft Outlook enables you to call, schedule auto-calls, text, conference call, broadcast text, play voicemails and transfer files in Microsoft Outlook. Free trial.

Menudex

Menudex can initiate VOIP calls, SMS, Skype and Email. Menudex is the easiest way to connect with your Outlook Clients. Menudex is an index for Outlook contacts that is always available from the Windows notification tray. Menudex can also add "Hi " to the beginning of outgoing emails. Highly Configurable. New features added regularly.

SKAIFO

SKAIFO is an Outlook Add-In that integrates Skype functionality with Microsoft Outlook. It has full-fledged User Interface inside Outlook so there is no need to switch back and force between Outlook and Skype for your free calling needs.

The BIG Number

This utility automatically updates phone numbers held in Microsoft Outlook Contacts. It works with Outlook 2007 and older. The BIG Number includes a range of options to set the format of phone numbers to suit a variety of national and international conventions. It can tidy up numbers so you can choose whether all area codes should have brackets around them or add international dialing prefixes to all UK numbers. Includes a custom replacement feature, it can change the area code or number formats that Outlook doesn't interpret properly. It can remove spaces from numbers as some mobile devices can't handle them.

Written by

Diane Poremsky
A Microsoft Outlook Most Valuable Professional (MVP) since 1999, Diane is the author of several books, including Outlook 2013 Absolute Beginners Book. She also created video training CDs and online training classes for Microsoft Outlook. You can find her helping people online in Outlook Forums as well as in the Microsoft Answers and TechNet forums.

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