RE-WRITING QUESTION FOR MORE PRECISION:
- my goal is to use auto complete over my thousands of contacts to reliably send an SMS message.
- In order to be reliable, I need to know that the SMS is being sent to a number that is listed as a mobile number, when I send the SMS.
- Thus counting on auto sorting defaults is not reliable, since I must go to the contact to see if the top one is indeed the right one.
Counting on favorites being at the top would also not be reliable unless I added a favorite for every mobile contact number, then deleted numbers from contacts w/o mobile a number, and then ensured that as I added contacts, I had a robust way to ensure that I also added a favorite. (Plus I have to manually favorite 2,000+ contacts)
thanks for the help so far, but I am hoping there is a solution for this! (I would use a 3rd party app too, if Apple just blew this one completely)
======== Original Request.
It is the dumbest thing. iMessage will show all numbers for a contact (and not indicate which number is which).
If you select the wrong one by accident, your message will just be silently lost, since you just sent an SMS to a landline.
Usually apple thinks about the common use case before implementing a feature... in this case, someone was asleep at the wheel!
I will even be happy with a hacky work around: my goal (using some OSX application) is to be able to auto complete on a contact name, then quickly send an SMS.