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List of Typical Cell Phone Features
Now with the cellular phones that are
available you can get more value, more features and more service.
- Cellular phones let you get more
from your life with services allowing you to personalize your phone, entertain yourself, and communicate with friends
and family by voice, pictures, email or text messages. Your phone can look and sound as unique as you are.
- Keep in mind that not every cell
phone will have all these features, but likely a combination.
- Caller ID
- This feature lets you know who's
calling by displaying the number of the party on your phone.
- Call Waiting and Call
- So you never miss an important call,
you can accept a second incoming call with out losing the original connection, then switch back and forth between
- Conference Calling
- Three way conference calling allows
you to conduct a call with two other parties simultaneously. You can use this feature while roaming outside your
- Call Forwarding
- This feature allows you to forward
your calls to any number you choose. Remember that while calls are being forwarded to another number they will
not be routed to voicemail.
- Voicemail with Message
- If you are not available to answer
your phone, voicemail systems offers your caller the option to record a voice
message that you can play back at your convenience, or to send a numeric message to your phone. Phones are programmed
to forward calls to your voicemail when your line is busy or when you are not available.
- Phone Directory
- You can store lists of names and
phone numbers or e-mails addresses in you phones electronic phonebook. You can view these entries and call then
directly from your phone.
- Alarm Reminders
- Reminders are alerts the ring or
vibrate to notify you about a voicemail or text message you have received, or a date book event you have scheduled.
- You can use your phone as a convenient
calculator and a currency converter.
- Automatic Call Delivery
- A service feature that allows a
user to receive calls when roaming outside of the phone's home coverage area.
- Hands-Free Speakerphone
- A feature of some wireless phones
that allow the users to talk and listen to calls without holding the phone against their head.
- Roam Indicator
- Appears when your phone uses another
network system outside your home network. When you leave your home network area, your phone roams or seeks another
- Message Indicator
- This indicates when you have an
active chat session, or when you have a new voice or text message waiting.
- Automatic Redial
- When automatic redial is turned
on; your phone automatically makes a number of redial attempts until the call goes through. When the call goes
through, your phone rings or vibrates on time, displays the message redial successful, and then connects the call.
- Dialing an emergency number
- Your service provider programs one
or more emergency phone numbers that you can call under any circumstances. You can dial and call the emergency
number even when your phone is locked.
- Date Book
- The date book is a calendar that
lets you schedule and organize events such as appointments and meetings. You can review your scheduled of events
for the week or by the day, and have the date book play a reminder alarm for specific events.
- Mobile Internet
- A web micro-browser alerts you access
web pages and web-based applications (such as on-line banking, shopping, and games) on your phone.
- Pictures, games and sounds
- You can download a file such as
a ring tone, wallpaper, screensaver, motomixer file, game upgrade, or theme to your phone. You can download files
with the browser on a desktop computer or your phone.
- AOL Instant Messenger
- AOL instant messenger (AIM) lets
you exchange short messages with people who have signed on, either their phones or PCs.
- Speed Dialing
- When you store an entry in your
phonebook, it is assigned a unique speed dial number. You can then use the speed dial feature to call the entry.
- One Touch Dialing
- You can call phone book entries
with the push of a single key. This makes calling out on your cellular phone that much easier.
- Car Phone Charger
- An adapter that lets you uses power
from your car's battery to use and recharge your wireless phone. The adapter plugs into the cigarette lighter outlet
in your car. Also referred to as a Car Charger.
- Blocking a Call
- Call blocking or barring lets you
restrict outgoing or incoming calls. You can restrict all calls, calls to international numbers, or calls while
roaming, or all calls but home.
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