This is the second instalment of Making the Miles Fade – a guide to using your smartphone, tablet, PC or laptop to bring you closer to friends and family.

Phone calls are one of the more direct ways of keeping in touch with people, and that’s what we’ll be covering in this second chapter.

There’s lots to discover. Not just how to make and receive a call on a smartphone (not as simple as you might like!), but how to use your in-built voicemail service and how to send a quick text message to a friend through your mobile network.

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