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Communication Methods (voice, text, email)Handling communication URIs (Uniform resource identifier), also called protocols
Some email messages and web pages may have links (different colored text
which may be underlined) which are designed to allow you click on them to
make a telephone call, send a text message or email.
See my contact list example at dtmcbride.name/contact2 Windows 7 tel: Without skype Internet Explorer "unable to load this helper application" Firefox This link needs to be opened with an application With skype installed callto: - opened skype with the telephone number specified tel: - opened skype, but you had to re-enter the phone number sms: this web page cannot be displayed Click on search online for a program get "Windows does not recognize this Protocol" mailto: Internet Explorer Could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not properly installed. See Mail Clients Firefox This link needs to be opened with an application. Send to: mail.google.com compose.mail.yahoo.com It then sends you to the firefox folder in programs ?? Windows 8 tel: "Choose an app" callto: "Address wasn't understood because callto: is not associated with any program" sms: mailto: Windows Live Mail Mac without continuity tel: Safari: Will reply "External protocol request" - you can specify Skype to make a call Chrome: Nothing sms: Chrome: nothing Safari: No Application set to open the URL SMS:, Choose Application Choose skype but still no link Mac with continuity Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) on a MacBook or iMac can make calls and send text thru an iPhone with iOS 8 and continuity on. tel: Chrome & Safari call via iPhone in range Firefox - Choose and Application - Default to FaceTime which calle via iPhone sms: Chrome: Nothing Safari: "No application set for the URL sms:... Choose an App - Messages didn't work Firefox - Address wasn't understood iPhone iOS 8 tel: called :sms: texted mail: Sent mail from gmail Android 4.4 (KitKat) with data Chrome: tel: Choose hangouts (used Google Voice) or GroVe IP sms: Choose Messges+(verizon)- worked; Hangouts - nothing; Google Voice - Had to reinput number mail: Asked for Gmail or Generic Mail which ask for yahoo, aol, ... Android 5.0 (Lollipop) without data tel: Open with Hangouts Dialer GrooVe IP Lite :sms: text - Open with Hangouts - Says to turn on SMS in hangouts settings but it didn't work Google Voice - Did not fill in To line mail: Goes to gmail