Back To Basics With BlackBerry OS 6: Phone Options

February 15, 2011 | By | 3 Comments

Some of us upgraded to OS 6 and are lost since we’ve been used to using OS 4.5 and OS 5. The transition has been easy for some and confusing for others, like Windows XP to Windows Vista. So this time we’re looking at the phone. You’ll notice dialing doesn’t bring up the phone instantly anymore, just a few differences. Let’s check it out…

If you press the green call button, you’ll bring up the screen you were used to before. You can dial the number and send to place your call. The other new thing you’ll notice is that while in the call the shortcuts are now displayed at the bottom of the screen: Mute, Activate Speaker, and End. No longer do you have to click the Options to activate the SpeakerPhone.  Press the BlackBerry Options and choose Options. Let’s take a look at the Call Management Options.

In-Call Settings:

This has options Auto End calls Never or Into Holster.

Auto Answer Calls: Never or Out Of Holster

Identity Restriction Options of Restricting Identity with: Always, Never, or Network Determined.

The Volume Control Options have the following:

Default Call Volume: Previous, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%.

Automatic Volume Control can be Enabled or Disabled.
Alerts during a Call: Privacy Alert to None or Tone.

Audio Enhancement is there for Phone Call Audio: Previous, Normal, Boost Bass, or Boost Treble.

Headset Call Audio is the same with the four options.

Voice Mail is the next section. It has your Access Number which is your phone number and your password, enabling you to put in your password if you need one so you don’t have to enter it every time. This is only if you still call in to your voicemail and don’t use Google Voice, Visual VoiceMail, YouMail, or something of that nature.

Smart Dialing Options allow you to set the Country Code, the Area Code, National Number Length, Use 1 for National Dialing, Local Country Code, Corportate Dialing to access office extensions within the corporation calling with the number, wait for, and extension length.

Call Logs and Lists is where you can show the call log types in the Message List if you’d like, Confirmation of Deletion of Call Logs. It also has Phone Appearance where you list the Phone List View of Most Recent, Most Used, or Name. You can check or uncheck Show my Number.

Speed Dial Numbers is where you can set your Speed Dials, and A is automatically set for Lock Keypad, Q is automatically set to Change Profile to Vibrate, W (1) is for voicemail.

Voice Dialing Settings include Choice Lists: Automatic, Always On, or Always Off. Audio Prompts can be set to No Prompts, Basic Prompts, or Detailed Prompts. Voice Adaptation is something I highly recommend. It helps to improve the recognition of your voice so the phone can better understand you.

TTY is there to Enable text to text via phone.

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