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BlackBerry® All-in-One For Dummies® by Dante Sarigumba, Tim Calabro, Robert Kao, William Petz

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Chapter 4. Taking Control of the Phone

In This Chapter

  • Accessing the BlackBerry Phone application

  • Making and receiving calls

  • Managing your calls with call forwarding and more

  • Customizing your BlackBerry Phone setup

  • Conferencing: Connecting with more than one person at once

  • Talking hands-free on your BlackBerry phone

  • Multitasking with your BlackBerry phone

The BlackBerry phone operates no differently than any other phone you've used. So why bother with this chapter? Although your BlackBerry phone operates like any other phone, it has capabilities that far outreach those of your run-of-the-mill cellphone. For example, when was the last time your phone was connected to your to-do list? Have you ever received an e-mail and placed a call directly from that e-mail? We didn't think so. But with your BlackBerry, you can do all these things and more.

In this chapter, we first cover phone basics and then show you some of the neat ways BlackBerry Phone intertwines with other BlackBerry applications and functions. We'll give you everything you need to take control of your BlackBerry Phone capabilities.

Using the BlackBerry Phone Application

Accessing the Phone application from the BlackBerry is a snap. You can press the green Send button located right below the display screen to get into the Phone application.

You can also get to the Phone application by pressing any of the numeric keys. To do this, however, you must make sure that the Dial from Home Screen option is enabled in Phone Options. If you're ...

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