Chapter 11. Calling Your Favorite Person

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 with more than one person

  • 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 you've used, 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.

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 get to the Phone application also by pressing any of the numeric keys. To do this, however, you have to make sure that the Dial from Home Screen option is enabled in Phone Options. If you're a frequent phone user, we recommend that you enable this option.

On a BlackBerry Pearl, you don't ...

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