Mobile web browsing is definitely on the increase. If you are a business owner with a website, you should certainly consider optimising your website to be compatible on mobile devices. One really handy feature to have on your website, especially for mobile visitors is the ability to be able to touch a phone number and have the mobile device automatically phone that number. This could also come in handy for desktop visitors who use Skype, but would mainly be targeted at mobile users.
To make a “tap to call” link, all you need is the following code:
<a href="tel:+441234567890">Call Number</a>
Replace the numbers in the code above with your desired phone number. Also ensure that you do not put in any spaces, dashes, parenthesis, just numbers. The + must stay too.
This method can also be used for text messaging a number from a link. See the example below…
<a href="sms:+441234567890">SMS Message</a>