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General Greetings, Droid-o-philes

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cwk, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. cwk

    cwk Active Member
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    Hi all -- I'm new to smart phones in general, so bear with me.

    I have an HTC Eris from Verizon. This thing is really pretty amazing. It can do all sorts of things. The only thing that it doesn't do really well is be a phone. If it were only a phone, I'd be rid of it in a heartbeat. Are there alternative dialers or phone interfaces? I ask because of the problems I'm having with using the phone as a plain old telephone.

    I spend a lot of time on conference calls in my work. If I cradle the phone too close to my head, I'm liable to drop the call, or put it on mute. Or, if I need to dial some additional numbers, or turn on the mute and the screen is blank, I have to hit the power key which may, or may not, drop the call.

    To dial into the conferences, I dial a second string of numbers after the phone number. With the Droid dialer I can only dial the base number in advance. After that the additional numbers are "live" in the conference. I have no way of "pre-dialing" with a pause. It's possible to do that with the keypad that appears when storing a contact, but that means I'd have to store every conference call as a "contact."

    Ideas and suggestions welcome. I'm learning to deal with the new bumps and and looking forward to learning to make my Droid do some great tricks.
     

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  2. Kelmar

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    Welcome aboard!

    Do you have the Motorola Droid? If we know which phone you have, we can better assist you :)
     
  3. cwk

    cwk Active Member
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    Ooops. Thought I had mentioned that. I have an HTC Eris from Verizon. Just edited my original post to include it. In any case, thanks for the welcome. I'm looking forward to learning a lot from this group.
     
  4. Kelmar

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    Awesome, I'll be moving this to the Eris forum so that they can help you out a bit more than I'll be able to :)
     
  5. AdrianC14

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  6. cableguynoe

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    +1 on dialer one.

    If you like it, there's even a way to make it your default dialer.
    But you'll have to do a lot of reading before you even get to the point of learning to do that



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