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Speed Dial


Speed Dial Now on iPhone

Introducing Speed Dial, the easy way to call the numbers you need most.

Speed Dial is a service provided by GoSquared that lets you bookmark a URL, along with the number you want to call, and add it to your iPhone’s Home Screen.

All you need to do is follow these easy steps:

Find a number you call a lot. eg: 118 118

Enter “http://www.gosquared.com/call.php” into Safari on your iPhone, but DON’T hit enter just yet.

Now, put “?n=(your number)” after “http://www.gosquared.com/call.php”

To get an icon for your Speed Dial Number, put “&i=” after your number.

After “&i=” put the URL of your 57x57px Web Clip icon (don’t put http:// before the URL)

So, your URL should look something like this:


That’s the tricky part done. Now just hit enter, and you will be greeted with a screen like this:

speed dial call

For now, just click “Cancel”. This is so you can go and bookmark it. Follow the usual procedure: go to the “+” icon, and then “Add to Home Screen”.

Now call it whatever you want, for example “Call Home”. Your Web Clip icon should show up on your Home Screen.

Just click the icon next time you want to call that important number!

As we like our icons, GoSquared has provided a few to get you started with:


Many Thanks to Lee Fernandes for contributing to Speed Dial. To run Speed Dial on your own site, check out Lee’s site.

Written by
James is CEO and one of the co-founders of GoSquared. He also likes to talk about design.

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