Chapter 5

It’s a Telephone

In This Chapter

arrow Calling someone

arrow Calling with speed dial

arrow Getting a call

arrow Dismissing calls

arrow Handling multiple calls

arrow Setting up a conference call

arrow Configuring call forwarding options

arrow 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 ...

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