From the Contacts or Favorites tab, you can quickly call or send a text (SMS) or multimedia message (MMS) to a contact’s default phone number. You can also open details to view a list of all the ways you can communicate with that contact.
This section describes ways to initiate communication when viewing your list of contacts. The Contacts application shares your contacts with many other applications, such as Gmail (see Gmail) and Messaging (see Messaging).
The icons available depend on the information you have for the contact and the applications and accounts on your phone.
You can also just touch the Green Phone icon in the list of favorites or in the Call log to call the displayed number.
For phone numbers, you switch automatically to the Phone application as the number is called. For other kinds of communication, you switch automatically to the appropriate application, with the contact’s address entered.
Touch Call in the menu that opens.
The actual menu item depends on the default number you set for your contact, so it may be Call Mobile, Call Work, and so on.
You switch to the Phone application automatically as the number is called. For more information about placing phone calls, see Placing and receiving calls.
Touch Text contact in the menu that opens.
You switch automatically to the Messaging application, with the contact’s phone number entered in a new message. For more information about sending text and multimedia messages, see Messaging.