In This Chapter
Handing multiple incoming calls
Setting up a conference call
Configuring call forwarding options
Banishing a contact forever to voice mail
Finding a better ringtone
Assigning ringtones to your contacts
Using your favorite song or sound as a ringtone
Showing or hiding your phone's caller ID
It's complete gossip, so I'll dispel it for you now: After Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone, the second thing on his mind was definitely not creating the call waiting feature. Neither is it true that Mr. Watson desired to have the phone honk like a goose instead of ringing like a bell when a call was received. Such stories are Internet fables.
Rumors aside, your cellphone comes brimming with interesting and useful features to supplement the mundane phone call. For example, the Nexus One is readily adept at dealing with more than one call at a time. You can also easily and freely choose which sound you want the phone to make upon receiving an incoming call. This chapter uncovers those details and more.
Human beings can hold only one conversation at a time. I remember hearing that theory in a lecture, but then the guy next to me started talking and I couldn't focus on what the speaker was saying. So I'll never really know for certain. I do, however, know that the Nexus One is capable of handling more than one call at a time. This section ...