10 Ways to Make a Phone Call

Did you think there was only one way to make a phone call from your BlackBerry Smartphone? Many people do, but we're here to tell you 10 ways you can make calls from your device. We'll start with the standard most common way, then work our way up to some others you made not know about. Read on to see them all.

Press the Send Key It looks like a green telephone handset. This one.

Send Key

Dial a number from phone app     Now you can:  

  1. Type in the phone number and press send

  2. Type the contact name of the person/business that you want to call. Select the contact you want to call and press send.

  3. Scroll through your call log (it includes dialed, received, and missed calls). Select the contact you want to call and press send.

  4. Press the send key twice to call the last number in your call log. This could be the last number that you called, the last number that called you, or your most recent missed call.

Open your contacts folder.

  1. Search for or select the contact you wish to call. Press the send key to call.


Just start typing.

  1. From the home screen, just start typing a phone number or contact name. Don't worry about which you are typing. Your BlackBerry will be able to figure out which you want to do and provide options for both. Keyboard shortcuts must be turned off for this to work.


Call from a web page or an email 

  1. A dashed line will appear under any number that the BlackBerry can call. Recognizable phone numbers can be found on web pages, emails, and even some messaging apps. Click on the underlined number, and you will be given the option to call that number.


Call from an application

  1. Several applications (Poynt and Google Maps, for example) will give you the ability to call a number from inside the application. How to do this will vary from app to app; some offer it as a menu option while others have dedicated buttons.


With your voice

  1. Your BlackBerry includes voice dialing powered by Nuance Communications. You can start voice dialing in a number of ways. You can find the app on your phone and click to open. You could assign Voice Dialing to a convenience key. You can also activate Voice Dialing by using the features of your Bluetooth headset/headphones; the way to do this will vary depending on your model of headset. You can say, "Call Eight – oh – three – five – five – five – zero – one – zero – two," to call 8035550102. You can even say, "Call Mom." If your "Mom" contact has more than one phone number, the app will ask you which to call.


Using a Favorite

  1. This one is cheating a little because it only works in OS6. Choose a contact in your Contacts folder. Press the BlackBerry key to open the menu. Choose "Add to Home Screen." You'll be given the option to mark the contact as a favorite as well. Exit the Contacts folder and find your new icon in the "All" tab or the "Favorites." Touch and hold your contact's icon; you'll be presented with a set of options. From this set of options, you can call, email, and text your contact.


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