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Disable phone number hyperlinking in the BlackBerry Browser

by Retired on ‎02-17-2010 11:11 AM - edited on ‎01-19-2012 12:12 PM by Retired (3,029 Views)


This article applies to the following:

  • BlackBerry® Device Software 4.0 to 5.0
  • BlackBerry smartphones


The BlackBerry® Browser underlines phone numbers and allows a BlackBerry smartphone user to automatically place a call from within the BlackBerry Browser; however, it can sometimes mistake other numbers for being a phone number and underline or hyperlink this number.

To disable all phone numbers from being hyperlinked in an HTML or Wireless Markup Language (WML) page, add the following tag to the source code:

<meta name="x-rim-auto-match" http-equiv="x-rim-auto-match" forua="true" content="none"/>
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