Knowing how to use a landline phone is a skill in itself. Making telephone calls on a landline phone, and using advanced landline features, can be quite complex.
In particular, office phones often need some training to use them correctly. This is because they have a lot of functions, like the hold button on office phones. We all what a landline is and its primary functions. But, there are still numerous interesting layers still unknown to an average human being.
To make it easier, we’ve compiled this handy guide on using telephones. With the help of these tips, you will know how to use a landline phone.
If you only want to make a call to another phone using a landline, there are a few simple steps you need to follow to use your phone successfully.
The first step to making telephone calls is to dial the number of the phone you want to ring. Landline phones will have a number keypad. Key in the number that you are calling.
Once you finish inputting the numbers, the call may automatically begin to dial, so listen for the dial tone. Telephones make it easy to call local landlines.
If you want to call someone outside of the country you will need to use an international number. International numbers use country codes, for example, the country code for the United Kingdom is +44.
These two numbers will sometimes replace the first two numbers of the phone number you want to call. Press your country’s international call prefix, followed by the country code, followed by the phone number and you will be able to make international calls.
Note: The landline phone might have a green call button or a button that looks like a phone, that you need to press to start the call. Press this button and the phone number should dial.
The landline phone will have a dial tone to let you know that your call is underway.
The person who you are calling will now have a chance to answer the phone. If they answer the phone, the call will connect. If they don’t, you can always leave a voicemail.
Making calls on a landline phone will come to an end when you put the phone down. Certain landline phones might require you to press the hang-up button to end a call. This button may show a red phone, or a phone with a cross through it.