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HOW TO: Call, SMS, E-Mail and access a Contact efficiently with your Smartphone
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - on Friday, 11.07.03 - 09:43:26 CET under 11 - Tips and Tutorials - Viewed 12340x
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Just like any other mobile phone, the ones that come with Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 OS, are designed to connect you to other people anytime and anywhere. But that is only half the story. How to do it with ease may somewhat require a comparatively steeper learning curve than the basic handset variety.

The Smartphones powered by Microsoft's Smartphone 2002software have a distinct advantage over the basic handsets and normally even the most advanced one found in the market today. They have Pocket Outlook built into them. This I feel is a very powerful feature of the Smartphone. It let's you store numerous entries, and supports more than 40 fields. But with that much information, how do you handle calling a contact or sending a contact an SMS with ease?

The Smartphone does this from the very start. Using T9 tehnology to search for names, it tries to match a name to the initial presses of the keypad. For example I were to call Arne or send him an SMS, all that is needed to bring me to his Contact details is to press the numbers 2-7-6-3 and his name pops up as one of the names in the selection.

Once the name is visible, simply scroll down to the selected name and it will be highlighted. Pressing the Action Button (joystick) will either initiate the call or activate the appropriate application to access the selected information.

You will notice that on the right side of the name, there are letters represented by w, w2, h, h1, m, sms, e, e2, e3, or web, used to indicate which data is readily accessible by depressing the action button. Using the right action or left action of the joystick toggles between the available contact numbers, email address or web address for easy acccess. Once selected, all that needs to be done is to depress the action button (joystick) to initiate the desired action.

Mabuhay! ~ Carlo


 

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Posted by Cris on 08.10.03 - 04:58:05

how do you send contact details, for example the mobile phone no. via SMS. with a nokia it's very easy, just go to option and select send via SMS. with this phone, i have to type the no. in a SMS message.

Posted by John Francis on 22.04.04 - 17:11:36

What causes the abbreviation 'sms' to appear. There doesn't seem to be an 'sms' field in a Contact and all mine have 'm' when I put a mobile number in.

Posted by Arne Hess on 23.04.04 - 02:00:08

John Francis: Try to toggle the joystick to the left or right... it should show other numbers too.

Mabuhay! ~ Carlo

Posted by Michael Gomez on 05.05.04 - 05:32:27

I just got my MPX-200. I synced with outlook on my desk top. The problem is all of my local number have the Area code attached so when I try to dial a contact the phone also dials the area code. The result is the calls cannot go thru. Might there be a easy solution other than erasing the area code from each number in each contact?

Posted by Arne Hess on 05.05.04 - 08:48:36

@Michael Gomez: That shoul dnot be a problem as long as you have it in the right way.

Try using the accepted standard of writing it... +63 (918) 1234567 == +CountryCode (Area code) phone number.

Mabuhay! ~ Carlo

Posted by texking on 14.06.04 - 15:17:17

I face a similar problem as Cris. I have a O2 XDA II phone. I am so used to Nokia where one can simply SMS a V-card (or a contact) to another phone. Here the only option seems to be to 'beam' (or send via infrared) the information.

Can someone please help?

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