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Placing Calls

You can place a call using the handset, speakerphone, or headset. 
You can dial the number first, and then choose the method—by picking up the handset, pressing , or pressing  — or choose the method first, and then dial the number. 
You can place calls in these ways: 
• Manually, from the Dialer 
• Automatically, by tapping a favorite in Home or Lines view 
• Automatically, from your Favorites list, Recent Calls list, or Contact Directory


Calling from the Dialer
The Dialer displays a list of previously-placed calls. Select one of the entries to automatically enter it. 
Or, start entering a number. As you enter numbers, the Dialer displays a list of similar numbers, as shown next. 
Use the up and down arrow keys to select a match and automatically enter it.
To display the Dialer, do one of the following:
• From Home view, select New Call. 
• From Lines or Calls view, press New Call. (The New Call soft key won’t display if you have an active call.) 
• If your phone is idle, start entering a phone number. 
• Pick up the handset, or press or . This method only works if you don’t have an active call. 
• In Lines view, press a line key that doesn’t have any calls.

When you access the Dialer, an active call is held.

To call from the Dialer:
• Enter the number, and then pick up the handset, press a line key, press , or press . or 
• If you’re already in handset, speakerphone, or headset mode, enter the number, and press Dial


Placing Calls from Favorites, Recent Calls, and Directories 
In addition to the Dialer, you can place calls from the Recent Calls list, Favorites list, or your Directory. Or, you can quickly call a favorite from Home or Lines view. 

To call from the Recent Calls list: 
1 Access your Recent Calls list by doing one of the following: 
○ From Home view, select Directories, and select Recent Calls
or 
○ From Lines view, press the right arrow key for the Placed Calls list, the down arrow key for the Missed Calls list, or the left arrow key for the Received Calls list. 
2 From the Recent Calls list, use the up and down arrow key to select the person you want to call and press Dial

To call from your Favorites list: 
1 From Home view, select Directories, and select Favorites
    You can also press the up arrow key to access the Favorite list. 
2 From your Favorites list, use the up and down arrow key to select the favorite you want to call, and press Dial

To call from your Directory: 
1 From Home view, select Directories, and select Contact Directory. 
2 From your Directory, use the up and down arrow key to select the contact you want to call. 
3 Place the call by doing one of the following: 
○ From the contact’s information screen—press Info, use the up and down arrow key to select the contact, and press Dial. 
○ Use the up and down arrow key to select the contact, and press Dial. 

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