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Nokia Smartphone Hacks by Michael Juntao Yuan

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Chapter 5. Make and Receive Voice Calls

Hacks 26–32: Introduction

For most users today, making and receiving voice phone calls is still the primary function of mobile phones. Nokia phones are equipped with special features to improve and enhance the voice phone call experience. In this chapter, I’ll explore some voice-related hacks and special services.

Fast Access to the Dialer

Dial phone numbers quickly.

In today’s world of electronic gadgets, we no longer have to remember phone numbers. Instead, we use electronic address books to locate contacts. The tight integration between the address book and the phone is actually one of the major selling points for mobile phones. But compared with dialing from memory, navigating the menu-based address book (a.k.a. the Contacts list on Nokia phones) is often a slow process. In this hack, I’ll discuss some tips for making phone calls faster while you’re on the move. If you’re one of the many people who still dial by the numbers, you should be cured of that by the end of this hack!

Both Series 40 and Series 60 phones offer a quick shortcut from the phone’s idle screen to the Contacts application. The Contacts application is typically mapped to the left soft key on a factory-fresh phone. If you customize the left soft key to another application, you can still go directly to the Contacts application by clicking the center key on the navigation pad (i.e., the joystick) on Series 60 devices, or the down key on Series 40 devices.

Speed Dial

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