What can I do about my Google Home Mini not successfully placing calls I try to make to some of my contacts? It works for most contacts I tell it to call, but mysteriously some calls won't go through and the Mini gets stuck, telling me it, "didn't catch that--is that percent one dollars, percent two dollars?"
After many months of searching the Internet for a fix, I still have the same issue. I have not tried any solutions because I've found none yet. It seems to happen to some contacts and not others. Mom and Dad, for example, have the same number listed in my contacts. Google Home finds Dad and calls him, but not Mom. Every time I try it saying "call my Mom", it says, "Didn't catch that. Is that percent one dollar, percent two dollars?" Meanwhile, if I say "call my Dad," it dials their home just fine. If I ask, "what is my Mom's home phone number," it gives me the same number answer as when I ask, "what is my Dad's home phone number." It's the right phone number! So it knows the right thing. Yet Google Home gets stuck when I try to call her and not him.
As a developer, it is clear to me that the Google Home Mini is improperly evaluating some %$1 and %$2 variable references in a scripted prompt within a string variable in its code, but no one has done anything about it. The issue's been reported to Google at https://support.google.com/assistant/thread/414485?hl=en. Still, because of how the issue appears to be tied to the way unique contacts are set up in my address book, I think there ought to be a way that this could be corrected by us, the users--perhaps by changing the way our contacts are set up. I'm putting this out there in hopes that someone has come up with a solution!