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Placing a Call

You can place calls on your Nexus One in a few ways including manually dialing a number into the Phone application, touching a phone number in a contact entry, commanding your Nexus One using your voice, and touching a phone number on a web page, in an email, or in a calendar appointment.

Dialing from a Contact Entry

  1. Touch the Contacts application on the Home screen.
  2. Touch the name of the person you want to call.
  3. Touch the phone number you want to call.

Dialing from a Contact Entry (Alternative Method)

  1. Touch the Contacts application on the Home screen.
  2. Touch and hold the name of the person you want to call.
  3. Touch Call Contact.
  4. Touch the number you want to call.
  5. Touch the Remember This Choice check box so your Nexus One remembers which number to dial when you call this contact.

Dialing Using Quick Contact

  1. Touch the Contacts application on the Home screen.
  2. Touch the contact picture of the person you want to call (even if that picture is blank).
  3. Touch the phone icon.
  4. Touch the number you want to call.
  5. Touch the Remember This Choice check box so your Nexus One remembers which number to dial when you call this contact.

Dialing Using Your Voice

  1. Touch and hold the Search button until the Speak Now box appears.
  2. Say “Call” and the person’s name. (For example, “Call Arthur Dent.”) Your Nexus One finds that person in your Contacts and displays the phone numbers on the screen.
  3. Touch the phone number you’d like to call.

Options While on a Call

While on a phone call, you can mute and unmute the call, switch the audio between your Nexus One and a Bluetooth headset, bring up the dial pad, and enable the speaker phone.

  1. Touch the pause icon to put a call on hold. The pause icon changes to a play icon. Touch the play icon to take the call off hold.
  2. Touch the Dialpad icon to display the dialpad and type additional numbers during the call (for example, for phone banking). While the dialpad is displayed, the dialpad icon changes to the Hide Dialpad icon. Touch it to hide the dialpad.
  3. Touch the Bluetooth icon to switch the call from your Nexus One to a Bluetooth headset. The background of the screen turns blue when your call is directed to a Bluetooth headset.
  4. Touch the Mute icon to mute the call.
  5. Touch the Speaker icon to enable your Nexus One’s speaker phone.
  6. Touch the End icon to end the call.

Conference Calling

While on a call, you can create an impromptu conference call by adding callers.

  1. Touch the Add Call icon.
  2. A second dialpad appears. Either type in the number for the person to call, or touch the Contacts icon to dial from your contacts.
  3. Both calls display on the screen. The second call is in the foreground. If you touch the End icon, you only hang up on the second call.
  4. Touch the Swap icon to switch between the calls.
  5. Touch the Merge Calls icon to join the two calls together into one conference call.
  6. Touch the Manage icon to manage the conference call.
  7. You see all of the callers on your conference call. Touch the red phone icon to hang up on a caller.
  8. Touch the green split icon to remove the caller from the conference call and onto their own line.
  9. Touch Back to Call to return to the previous screen.
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