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How to Place a Call on Your Droid X

The Droid X can do many things, but it hasn't forgotten its role as a telephone. You can call anyone from your Droid, much like when you use a non-smart cell phone or [more…]

How to Receive a Call on Your Droid X

You can actually use your Droid X as a phone, believe it or not. When you receive a call from someone, your Droid X can signal that you have a phone call in a number of ways: [more…]

How to Switch between Calls on Your Droid X

You're on your new Droid X phone, chatting it up. Suddenly, someone else calls you. The Droid X alerts you to a new call. The phone may vibrate or make a sound. Look at the front of the phone to see what's [more…]

How to Use Swype on Your Droid X

The Droid X's Swype utility lets you type like greased lightning on a touchscreen. Swype allows you to type without lifting your finger from the keyboard; you literally swipe your finger over the touchscreen [more…]

How to Edit Text on Your Droid X

Although you probably won't be editing your next great novel on your Droid X phone, you might want to fix the typos and ensure that the automatic word selection thing did its job properly. Happily, you [more…]

How to Make a Conference Call on Your Droid X

Your Droid X allows you to make a conference call if you need to talk to multiple people at the same time. To make a conference call on your Droid, you make one call, and then you add a second call. Touch [more…]

How to Forward Calls on Your Droid X

Call-forwarding is the process by which you use your Droid X phone to send a call you're receiving elsewhere. For example, you can send to your office all calls your Droid receives when you're on vacation [more…]

How to Change Your Droid X's Ringtone

On the Droid X, you can choose which default ringtone you want for your phone, plus you can ringtones for individual contacts. By assigning different ringtones to different contacts, you can tell who's [more…]

How to Use Visual Voice Mail on Your Droid X

A better option than using carrier voice mail on your Droid X is to set up and use Visual Voice Mail, a feature on the Droid X that provides more flexibility than standard carrier voicemail when dealing [more…]

How to Add a Contact to Your Droid X Contacts List

You can add contact information to your Droid X's Contacts list in a number of ways. You can build a list of contacts on your Droid from scratch, but that method is tedious. More likely, you collect contacts [more…]

How to Send a Text Message to a Contact on Your Droid X

The program that handles texting on your Droid X is called Text Messaging. The Droid keeps it simple. The nerdy term for texting is SMS, which stands for Short Message Service. Because most cell phones [more…]

How to Send a Text Message to a Phone Number on Your Droid X

The program that handles texting on your Droid X is called Text Messaging. You may want to create a contact for anyone you plan to message. But if you don’t want to first create a contact, you can still [more…]

How to Send a Multimedia Message on Your Droid X

Your Droid X can send multimedia (called MMS) messages, which include a bit of audio or video or a picture. You use the same Messaging app on your Droid X that you do to send regular text messages. [more…]

How to Use Twitter on Your Droid X

You can use Twitter through your Droid X to share your existence with others or simply to follow what others are up to or thinking. You can create a Twitter account by using your Droid, but it's a lot [more…]

How to Receive E-Mail on Your Droid X

The Droid X works flawlessly with Gmail e-mail accounts. In fact, if Gmail is already set up to be your main e-mail address, you can access your Gmail messages all the time by using your Droid phone. You [more…]

How to Send E-Mail from Your Droid X

Crafting an e-mail message on your Droid X works exactly like creating one on your computer. Depending on what e-mail accounts you have associated with your Droid, you can use the Gmail, Email, or Messaging [more…]

How to Set Up a Non-Gmail E-Mail Account on Your Droid X

On your Droid X, you can add one or more of your Internet e-mail accounts so that you can receive e-mail on your phone at any time. When you have and use non-Gmail e-mail accounts, you can configure the [more…]

How to Configure E-Mail on Your Droid X

Your Droid X allows you to configure e-mail accounts you access from the phone. You can create a custom e-mail signature that appears on messages you send from your Droid X, among other setting options [more…]

How to Use Your Droid X Internationally

Not only can you use your Droid X to call folks who live in other countries, you can also take your Droid overseas and use it in another country. International calling of any sort on the Droid is easy [more…]

Google Voice for the Droid Bionic

Perhaps the best option for working your voice mail on the Droid Bionic is something called Google Voice. It’s more than just a voice mail system: You can use [more…]

Make a Phone Call on the Droid Bionic

The Droid Bionic, of course, actually makes phone calls. It can also receive phone calls, as long as other people, also equipped with cell phones (or even telephones), know your phone number. To place [more…]

Droid Bionic Options While on a Call

You can do other things while you’re making a call on the Droid Bionic: Just press the Home button to run an application, read old e-mail, check an appointment, or do whatever. Activities such as these [more…]

Signal Strength and the Network Icon in Droid Bionic

Two technical-looking status icons appear to the left of the current time atop the Droid Bionic screen. These icons represent the network the phone is connected to and its signal strength. [more…]

Dial a Contact on the Droid Bionic

Because your Droid Bionic is also your digital Little Black Book, one of the easiest methods for placing a phone call is to simply dial one of the folks on your Contacts list. Follow these steps: [more…]

Droid Bionic: Voice Dial People You Call Often

Because the Droid Bionic is sort of a computer, it keeps track of your phone calls. Also, you can voice dial and you can flag as favorites certain people whose numbers you want to keep handy. You can take [more…]

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