Making a call on the Phone dialer screen
Call your contacts faster with Smart Dial

Making a call on the Phone dialer screen

You can either dial a number directly using the keypad, or use the Smart dial feature to search and call a stored contact or a number from your call history.

  1. Press . The Phone dialer screen opens.
    Tip: You can also open the phone dialer screen any time while on the Home screen by pressing the keypad/keyboard keys.
  2. Begin entering the first few digits of a phone number or characters of a contact name using the keypad and keyboard. To enter letters that are on the keypad or keys that are used for dialing (0-9 and +), press and then press the desired key. The Phone dialer screen then displays a list of matching numbers and names.
    Tip: If you enter a wrong digit or letter, tap to delete it. To erase the entire entry, press and hold . You can also use the delete key on the keyboard to delete a wrong entry.
  3. To browse through the filtered list, flick through the list or slide your finger up or down the list slowly.
  4. To place a call, do one of the following:
    • Tap a phone number or contact from the list.
    • After entering a complete number, press .
    • To call a different phone number associated with the contact, you can tap at the right side of the contact name. On the contact details screen, tap the number you want to call.
While dialing or when the call is in progress, the status bar displays the call in progress icon .

What is Smart dial?

The phone dialer’s Smart dial feature makes it quick and easy for you to place a call.

Simply enter the phone number or first few letters of the person’s name you want to call. Smart dial automatically searches and filters your contacts list (stored on HTC ChaCha, the SIM card, and online accounts such as Google Account and Exchange ActiveSync®) and the phone numbers from the call history.

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