- 11-25-2012, 11:25 AM #1
Have I missed something, or do we always get "History" when we first click on to the phone app?
This seems really odd and inefficient. Why don't I immediately get a number pad or a simplified phone list (or both), like virtually every other mobile phone ever made? What's worse, I get 4 small and unintuitive buttons on the bottom. And the phone button in that grouping doesn't actually bring me to a number pad; it brings me to my long and convoluted contacts menu.
The bottom line is that I need many unnecessary clicks to start making a phone call. If I've missed something in Settings, I'd appreciate your advice.
- 11-25-2012, 11:29 AM #2
Have you tried RapDialer? Does exactly what should have been built in.Nokia Lumia 830 (8.1 Update 2, interop unlocked)
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- 11-25-2012, 05:05 PM #3
Thanks for the RapDialer suggestion. It's a little convoluted, but once I figured out how to default to my Favourites, it gives me exactly what I want.
It still strikes me as odd that I need to download a secondary app to give me proper phone functionality, but I'm happy to do what it takes to make a phone a phone!
11-25-2012, 05:21 PM #4
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- 11-25-2012, 06:36 PM #7
The problem with History is that I often call one person 4 or 5 times in a row, so it knocks out many of my important contacts. That's why I like defaulting to a Favourites list. In my previous phones I'd rarely use my recent contacts list.
BTW, RapDialer does a nice job of culling just those contacts w/ phone numbers, and allowing me to choose exactly what I want. The built-in phone app gives you very few choices.
And I still think those 4 buttons at the bottom of the built-in phone app are unintuitve and too bloody small for my fat digits! ;-)
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