HTC Hero as an actual phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by msaringer, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. msaringer

    msaringer New Member
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    My husband and I both have HTC Heros, purchased about a month ago now. The main problems we have are when we actually try to use it as a phone. Maybe we are overlooking something obvious, but can't you set up favorites/speed dial numbers for the handful of people you call over and over?

    So, wow, I can see the phone numbers for everyone in Facebook, at my office, etc. but then I have to start typing the name on the clunky keyboard in order to get to my husband or son? This seems nuts.

    Any advice/tricks for the actual phone function?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. 40nintendo

    40nintendo Well-Known Member
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    well you can use a widget called people the way it works is you choose a group of contacts and they are on home screen
     
  3. msaringer

    msaringer New Member
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    Yes, I have the People widget, but there are probably 200 contacts in it - from all over - Facebook, Google contacts, etc. That is fine, but what I really want is speed dial numbers for just a few of those people. I can't believe that you can't do that on the Hero.
     
  4. Kevets

    Kevets Member
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    Add shortcut > Direct Dial?
     
  5. thisnameistaken

    thisnameistaken Well-Known Member
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    I don't often call people but there are people I text often (my band, my girlfriend, my best friends), so I added them all to my favourite group and set up the people widget on a home screen with the default action being to send them an SMS. Works great.
     
  6. adding2n2is5

    adding2n2is5 Active Member
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    Go into people, click on a contact, press and hold the phone number you want to set to speed dial, choose speed dial...
     
  7. peterc10

    peterc10 Well-Known Member
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    Confusingly there is an HTC app called people and an HTC widget also called people. The app shows everybody as a list that takes up the whole page. The widget is a 2x4 display that you put permanently on one of your home screens and just shows your favourites. To put the widget on the screen hit the + button then choose widget and then People. You will then get offered two types - one a 4x4 widget and one a 2x4 one. Choose which you want.

    If all your contacts are showing on the widget then they have all been designated as favourites. To check that go into the people app hit the Groups button and then choose favourites. You can delete them from the favourites either on that screen or by going to the individual contact.
     
  8. kaffann

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    If you go to Market and search for speed dial, you will find there are various apps you can download. I use Speed Dial Lite which was recommended on this great forum.
     
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