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Nexus One™ For Dummies® by Dan Gookin

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Chapter 6. More Phone Stuff

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.

More Phone Stuff

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.

Multiple Call Mania

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 ...

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