Calling options in Windows Phone : Getting Started

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Your Windows Phone makes it simple to make and receive phone calls. But there's an awful lot more you can do – whether you want to text replies to incoming calls, forward your calls to another phone number or go deeper with more advanced calling options.Your Windows Phone makes it simple to make and receive phone calls. But there's an awful lot more you can do – whether you want to text replies to incoming calls, forward your calls to another phone number or go deeper with more advanced calling options.

To use in-call options

During a call, tap the button for the option you want to use. (You can use more than one option at a time.)

  1. To turn off an in-call option that's turned on, tap the button for the option. For example, if you're using the speaker during a call and want to turn it off, tap Speaker .
  2. Tap End call to hang up.Your Windows Phone makes it simple to make and receive phone calls. But there's an awful lot more you can do – whether you want to text replies to incoming calls, forward your calls to another phone number or go deeper with more advanced calling options.

To make a phone call from your call history

  1. On Start tap Phone. In History, you can: Tap the person's name to call them back at the current number. (On Windows Phone 8, tap Call instead.) Tap Contact , then tap the number to call. (On Windows Phone 8, tap the person's name instead, then tap a number.)
  2. Tap Phone book , tap the name of the person you want to call, then tap the number to call. (On Windows Phone 8, tap People instead, then tap another number.)
  3. Tap Search. In the Search box, start typing the name of someone you've called. When their name appears, tap the person's name to call them back at the current number, or tap Contact , then tap another number. (On Windows Phone 8, tapCall to call them back at the current number, or tap the person's name then tap another number to call.)Tap End call to hang up.

To use speed dial

  1. Speed dial is only available on Windows Phone 8.1.
  2. On Start , tap Phone .
  3. Swipe over to Speed dial.
  4. In Speed dial, you can:
  5. Tap a contact listed to call them immediately.
  6. Tap Add to add a contact to speed dial.

To forward calls to another phone number

  1. On Start, tap Phone > More > Settings.
  2. Turn on Call forwarding , then tap the box below it.
  3. In the Forward calls to box, enter the phone number to forward calls to, then tap Save.
  4. Call forwarding varies by mobile operator. To use this service, it must be available with your current phone plan. Your mobile operator might charge you extra for forwarding calls.

To delete calls in your call history

  1. On Start , tap Phone > History.
  2. Tap and hold the call (or group of calls for one person) you want to delete, then tapDelete.
  3. To delete multiple calls (or groups of calls) at once, tap More > Select calls, select the calls or groups of calls you want to delete, tap Delete , then tap Delete to confirm. (To delete multiple calls or multiple groups of calls at once, you need to have Windows Phone 8.1 Update installed. Check to see which software version you have and find out if an update is available.)

To make an international call

  1. On Start , tap Phone > Keypad .
  2. Tap and hold 0 on the keypad until the + sign appears.
  3. The plus sign (+) shows that you're making an international call.
  4. Enter the following on the keypad:
  5. Country or region code
  6. Area code (without the 0 at the beginning)
  7. Phone number
  8. Tap Call.
  • When you make international calls, you may be charged more depending on your phone plan.
  • In Phone settings, the International assist setting is turned on by default and can help correct common mistakes you might make when you dial an international number. If a country or region has more than one exit code, you'll need to correctly enter a country exit code to make an international call.

To use wait or pause dialling

Tired of dialling through automated prompts each time you call someone? Wait dialling and pause dialling are calling features that help reduce that tedium. To use them, just add certain characters to a contact's phone number in their contact card.
With wait dialling, entering the letter "w" and a number or extension will make your phone wait until the call connects before automatically dialling the number or extension. With pause dialling, entering the letter "p" or a comma ( , ) after a phone number or extension creates a three-second pause after the number or extension is dialled.
For example, you could call your spouse's work number without having to key in an extension each time by using a phone number like "01214960123w1p1234#". The letter "w" represents waiting for the line to pick up on the other end. After the wait ("w"), the number "1" represents a dial at the prompt. (For example, "Welcome. For English, press 1.") The letter "p" represents a three-second pause to give the automated system enough time to reach the next dialling option. (For example, "Please dial your party's extension."). After the pause ("p"), the numbers "1234" represent the extension you want to dial. Lastly, "#" is entered at the end of the number to complete the dialling process.
  1. Open an app that lets you type using the keyboard, like a new text or an email.
  2. Do one of the following:
  3. Type the letter "w" if you want to insert a wait into a phone number.
  4. Type the letter "p" or a comma ( , ) if you want to insert a pause into a phone number.
  5. Copy the character you typed.
  6. On Start , tap People , tap a contact, tap Edit , then tap the phone number field you want to edit.
  7. Paste the character after your contact's Phone number, enter your desired number(s), then enter "#".
  8. Tap Save.
  • For wait and pause dialling to work, you need to type the letters "w" and "p" in lowercase and include "#" at the end of your number.

Calling tips

  1. When you're talking on the phone, you might want to do something else at the same time, like search online or get directions. Tap Speaker while you're on the phone, then press the Start or Search button to get started. One important thing to note: you won't be able to do things that use mobile data if your phone has a slow mobile data connection at the time.
  2. If you want to hang up and you can't see the keypad, tap the notification at the top of the screen, then tap End call.

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