Review: LG Octane
The Octane uses all the same software that current Verizon Wireless feature phones use for the calling and contact applications.
With the phone closed, hitting the send key brings up your recent calls list. Using the D-pad, you can select a call. Hitting the send key again will initiate a call, hitting the OK button will open up the call details. Here, your options are limited to adding the number to contacts or sending a text message.
The Octane adds a few more options for in-call actions when the phone is closed, such as composing a text message, opening the Bluetooth menu, and so on.
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When the Octane is open, users have full access to a longer list of options. When in calls, you have complete access to your messaging, contacts, and notes applications, which is always useful if you need to look up information during a call.
The contacts application always places your "In Case of Emergency" contact at the top of the list. This is a thoughtful touch, and lets you - or someone who finds your unconscious body - find the most important person in your life and contact them quickly.
With the contact app open, the default is a search mode. Start typing a name, and the app auto-sorts through your contact database to find the appropriate person. Each contact stores at least five different numbers, two email addresses, plus fax numbers. With a contact open, initiating a text message or call is a simple tap of a button away.
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