How to make, answer, and end a phone call
Submitted Friday, February 23, 2007
On a smartphone (Pocket PC Phone Edition, Smartphone Professional, or Smartphone Standard), press the external Call/Answer button, which usually has a green phone icon on it and is located to the left of the center navigational pad. Then, enter the desired number and press the Call/Answer button a second time to make the call.
Here's how to do it:
Once a smartphone device is turned on, you can make a phone call a couple of different ways:
A non-touch screen smartphone (left) and a touch screen device with built-in keypad (right): Press the button with the green phone-shaped icon to place a call; press the button with the red phone-shaped icon to end the call; dial the phone number with the keypad; use an on-screen keypad for Phone Edition devices without embedded keypads.
Making a call with the keypad
- Press the green Call/Answer button and enter the desired phone number. On non-touch screen smartphones and those touch screen devices with embedded keypads, you use the numeric keypad to enter the number. On touch screen devices with or without physical keypads, an image of a keypad will appear on the touch screen, and the number is dialed by tapping the numbers with the stylus.
- After the number is entered, press the Call/Answer button a second time to make the call.
- Note: On non-touchscreen smartphones and touch screen devices running the Windows Mobile 6 Professional software, you can simply start entering the phone number and the phone dialer application will pop up. When finished entering the number, press the Call button to complete the call.
Making a call using the Call History and Speed Dial features
For your future reference, both touch screen and non-touch screen devices keep a record of past calls. You can also use this call history to place calls. Follow these steps:
- Display the call history list. On a touch screen device, you do this by pressing the green Call button to open the Phone Dialer, and then tap on the button labeled “Call History.” On non-touch screen smartphones, you press the green Call button and the call history is displayed below the phone number entry window.
- Scroll down through the numbers on the history list and highlight the one you want to call.
- Press the green Call button again to place the call.
You can also place calls using the Speed Dial feature. Follow these steps:
- On a touch screen device’s Phone Dialer screen, tap on the button labeled “Speed Dial(er).” Non-touch screen smartphones: Open the Start menu and scroll to and select the Speed Dialer feature.
- Scroll down to the number you want to dial and press the green Call button to place the call.
You can make a phone call on either device from Contacts.
Making a call from Contacts
You can also make a phone call from the Contacts application on Windows Mobile 5 and 6 devices; follow these steps:
- Open Contacts and find the individual you want to call in the main list view.
- Tap on the name to display the individual’s contact info (see screens above).
- Scroll down to the number you want to call (Call mobile, Call work, Call home, etc.).
- Press the green Call button to place the call.
Answering calls and hanging up
- To answer an incoming call, press the green Call/Answer button.
- To hang up, press the external End button, which usually has a red phone icon on it and is located to the right of the center navigational pad.