In This Chapter
Calling with speed dial
Getting a call
Handling multiple calls
Setting up a conference call
Configuring call forwarding options
Banishing a contact to voicemail
The patent for the telephone was awarded to Alexander Graham Bell in 1876. Telephone-like devices existed before then, and a host of 19th century scientists worked on the concept. Bell beat them all to the patent office, so he gets the credit. And it took many more years for people to patent other, ancillary inventions, including the busy signal (1878), the notion of a second line for teenage girls (1896), and the extension cord, which allowed for simultaneously ...