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Receive Calls on Your Droid Bionic

Several things can happen when you receive a phone call on your Droid Bionic. It seems simple enough, but some parts of the basic phone operation may be new to you or may be the source of confusion. [more…]

Use the Droid Bionic's Text Message Reply

When you dismiss an incoming call on your Droid Bionic, you may see a pop-up menu similar to the one shown. That’s the Text Message Reply feature in action: Choose an option to send the caller a quick [more…]

Set Incoming Call Volume on the Droid Bionic

Whether the phone rings, vibrates, or plays a ringtone depends on how you’ve configured the Droid Bionic to signal you for an incoming call. Abide by these steps to set the various options for your phone [more…]

Your Phone Call History on the Droid Bionic

One of the rare, delightful things your Droid Bionic does for you is to remember all your phone calls. The phone remembers calls you’ve made, incoming calls, and even missed calls. Such a feature is far [more…]

Speed-Dial Setup on the Droid Bionic

How fast can you dial a phone? Pretty fast — specifically, for eight of the friends or folks you phone most often. The feature is speed dial. To set it up on your Droid Bionic, follow these steps: [more…]

Handle Two Calls at Once in the Droid Bionic

A human being can hold only one conversation at a time. Holding two conversations at a time isn’t a big deal for the Droid Bionic. Because your phone isn’t human, it can deftly manage more than one thing [more…]

Droid Bionic: Bounce between Two Calls

After you answer a second call, as described in the preceding section, your Droid Bionic is working with two calls at a time. In this particular situation, you can speak with only one person at a time; [more…]

Droid Bionic: Configure a Conference Call

Unlike someone interrupting a conversation with an incoming call, a conference call is one you set out to make intentionally: You make one call and then [more…]

Droid Bionic: Forward Phone Calls

Call forwarding is the process by which you reroute a phone call coming into your Droid Bionic. For example, you can send to your office all calls you receive while you’re on vacation. Then you have the [more…]

Droid Bionic: Send Calls Directly to Voice Mail

You can configure the Droid Bionic to forward any of your cell phone contacts directly to voice mail. This is a great way to deal with a pest! Follow these steps if you want to send calls directly to voice [more…]

Set a Contact’s Ringtone in Droid Bionic

Ringtones can be assigned by contact on the Droid Bionic so that when your annoying friend Larry calls, you can have your phone yelp like a whiny puppy. Here’s how to set a ringtone for a contact: [more…]

Droid Bionic: Use Music as a Ringtone

You can use any music from the Droid Bionic music library as the phone’s ringtone. The first part of the process is finding a good tune to use. Follow along with these steps: [more…]

Ringtones for the Droid Bionic

Ringtones for the Droid Bionic can be lots of fun. They uniquely identify your phone’s ring, especially when you forget to mute your phone and you’re hustling to turn the thing off because everyone in [more…]

Droid Bionic Carrier Voice Mail

The most basic form of voice mail for the Droid Bionic is the free voice mail service provided by your cell phone company. It’s a standard feature with few frills and nothing that stands out differently [more…]

Droid Bionic: Retrieve Your Messages

When you have voice mail looming on your Droid Bionic, the New Voicemail notification icon appears on the status bar, as shown in the margin. You can either pull down this notification to connect to the [more…]

Visual Voice Mail on the Droid Bionic

A better option than carrier voice mail for your Droid Bionic is something Verizon calls Visual Voice Mail. It’s an app that lets you organize and listen to your messages in an interactive way, similar [more…]

Droid Bionic: Compose a Multimedia Message

The most consistent way to compose a multimedia message using your Droid Bionic is to attach the media to the outgoing message. Follow these steps: [more…]

Droid Bionic: Multimedia Text Messages

Your Droid Bionic can be used to send and receive messages with pictures and other multimedia items. This type of message has its own acronym, MMS, which stands for Multimedia Messaging Service. [more…]

Droid Bionic: Text Message Management

If you’d rather have more control over your text messages on your Droid Bionic, here's how you can delete messages, and set message ringtones for your phone. [more…]

Access the Droid Bionic Contacts List

Your Droid Bionic stores information about your friends and associates in an electronic address book called the Contacts list. Therein you’ll find e-mail addresses, physical addresses, birthdates, and [more…]

Sort and Find Contacts on the Droid Bionic

The Contacts app on your Droid Bionic stores information about your friends and associates in an electronic address book called the Contacts list. Your contacts are displayed in the Contacts app in a certain [more…]

Add Contacts to the Droid Bionic

You have many ways to get contact information into your Droid Bionic Contacts list. You can build them all from scratch, but that’s tedious. More likely, you collect contacts as you use your phone. Or, [more…]

Add Contacts to the Droid Bionic from Scratch

Although you have many ways to get contact information into your Droid Bionic Contacts list, sometimes it’s necessary to create a contact when you meet another human being in the real world. In that case [more…]

Import Contacts to Droid Bionic from Your Computer

A quick way to build up your Contacts list in your Droid Bionic is to import contacts from your computer. Your computer’s e-mail program is doubtless a useful repository of contacts you’ve built up over [more…]

Droid Bionic: Import Contacts from Social Networking Sites

You have many ways to get contact information into your Droid Bionic Contacts list. One easy way is to pull in all your friends and followers from your social networking sites. The operation is automatic [more…]

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