Siri doesn't play well with vanity phone numbers.

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by moonman239, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2009
    A vanity phone number is basically a phone number that you can remember by pressing numbers that correspond to given letters. For example, 1-800-692-7753 is a vanity number - you probably know it as 1-800-MY-APPLE.

    I find that if I tell Siri to "call (vanity number)," she will understand only part, if any, of that request. For example, if I say "call 1-800-FREE-411," she will call 1800.
  2. gixxerfool macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2008
    Not exactly the same, but I discovered she doesn't do well with anything other than alphanumeric contact info names.

    For instance, I have Tom Jones in his contact card as Tom Jones#. Today I asked Siri to take me to Tom jones house. She kept telling me she doesn't know who Tom jones is. Strangley though when I asked her to display his contact info, she did that no problem. It was after that I realized I had the emoji next to his name.

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