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iPhone 5 Portable Genius by Paul McFedries

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Working with Outgoing Calls

You can do much more with your iPhone than just make a call the old-fashioned way — by dialing the phone number. There are speedy shortcuts you can take, and even settings to alter the way your outgoing calls look on the receiver’s phone.

Making calls quickly

The iPhone has a seemingly endless number of methods you can use to make a call. It’s nice to have the variety, but in this have-your-people-call-my-people world, the big question is not how many ways can you make a call, but how fast can you make a call? Here are my favorite iPhone speed-calling techniques:

bullet.tif Favorites list. This list acts as a kind of speed dial for the iPhone because you use it to store the phone numbers you call most often, and you have space to add your top 20 numbers. To call someone in your Favorites list, tap the Phone icon on the Home screen, tap Favorites, and then tap the number you want to call. I show you how to manage your Favorites later in this chapter.

bullet.tif Visual Voicemail. If you’re checking your voicemail messages (from the Home screen, tap Phone, and then tap Voicemail) and you want to return someone’s call, tap the message and then tap Call Back.

bullet.tif Text message. If someone ...

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