How to Use Speed Dial

By Andrew Smith

Speed dial is a function found on cell phones and land-line phones that allows users to dial a number by pressing one or two keys instead of the entire phone number. Before you can use your phone's speed dial function, you will need to assign different phone numbers to the speed dial numbers. By following the steps listed below, you can use speed dial to call family and friends on your cell and home phone.

Cell Phone

Step 1

Go to the main menu page on your cell phone.

Step 2

Go to the "Contacts" portion of the menu.

Step 3

Select "Speed Dial" or "Speed Dials." Then select "OK." You will see a list of different numbers. Highlight one of those numbers and click "OK."

Step 4

Choose one of the names from the Contacts or Phone Book portion of your cell phone. Then click "OK." You will be asked to confirm the choice. Click "OK" again to confirm the choice.

Step 5

Hold down the single digit you highlighted in Step 3 for about 2 to 3 seconds. Your cell phone will then automatically dial the person you chose. You can also use the speed dial option by pressing down the number you selected in Step 3 and then pressing the "Dial" button on your cell phone. The cell phone will then dial the person you chose.

Land-line

Step 1

Press the "Program" or "Channel" button on your phone. The button you press will depend on the phone that you own.

Step 2

Enter the phone number you wish to add to the phone's speed dial. Then, press "Program" or "Channel" again

Step 3

Enter the number that you wish to assign to the phone number. On most phones, you can assign speed dial positions 1 through 9.

Step 4

Turn your phone on by pressing the "Talk," "Dial" or similar button. Then, press the speed dial number you assigned and the corresponding phone number will be assigned.