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Calling Tips

Featured Tips
  • Using your phone keypad, you can type in different codes to get a variety of information about your iPhone. Go to Phone >Keypad, enter the code, and tap Call to access it. Here is a list of codes and what type of information they are...
  •  Some business phone systems require that you pause between numbers. For example, there may need to be a pause between the main number and the extension to give the phone system time to “pick up.” To insert a pause while...
  •   Your iPhone “rings” and you see that it’s a call you don’t want to answer. Press the Wake/Sleep button once and it will stop ringing; press it twice and the call will be immediately forwarded to your voice mail.

  • Note that your wireless carrier must support this feature. If it does, you can make conference calls with up to five different persons. Here's how you do it: Place the first call. When that person picks up, tell them you will be placing...
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Persistence is an admirable quality in some circumstances, and very annoying in others. For example, a broker keeps calling you about an investment opportunity involving sub-prime mortgage-based derivatives. “Thanks, but no thanks...
  •   If a call comes in that you do not want to answer, there are three ways to send the call directly to your voicemail, depending on the circumstance. If the call comes in while you are using the iPhone, simply tap the Decline...
  • The headphones that came with your iPhone let you answer, end, and switch between calls without having to pull the iPhone out of your pocket. A button located on the microphone capsule controls these functions:
 When a call comes in,...
  • This tip is based on an excellent article at Macworld.com. You can check the balance on your AT&T bill or the remaining number of voice minutes you have directly from your iPhone. From the Home screen, go to Settings >Phone >AT...
  • The iPhone’s “Favorites” (speed dial) feature lists your most important or frequently called phone numbers. To add a number to Favorites, follow these steps: From Contacts: Open the individual contact and tap on the...
  • If you don’t want your number to appear on people’s phones when you are calling them, you can turn off your Caller ID: Go to Settings >Phone >Show My Caller ID Tap the On/Off switch.
  • If any name in the Recents list is not already in your Contacts list, you can add that person to the list by tapping on the icon of an arrow pointing right. Then, tap on the button labeled “Create New Contact.” If a name on...
  • If a call comes in that you do not want to answer, there are three ways to send the call directly to your voicemail, depending on the circumstance. If the call comes in while you are using the iPhone, simply tap the Decline button. If...
  • You can dial a phone number from your Contacts, Recents, or Favorites lists, or use the built-in keypad to place the call. If you're using the keypad, you can save the number to your Contacts list by following these steps: Enter the phone...
  • You have the option of having all the calls made to your iPhone routed to a different phone number, which could be useful if you are overseas or are in an area with no coverage for an extended period. To do this: Make sure you are in...
  •   The ability to forward a phone call can come in handy if you’re in a meeting or on vacation and want an associate to handle your calls. It could also come in handy if you’re traveling to an area with no cellular coverage...
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