Using the iphone as a phone - a mundane question

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by kewl, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. kewl macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2007
    This should be very basic, but I don't get it, so here it goes....

    Is it possible to use the iPhone like a regular phone (holding up to the ear)? I know it works great with the headphones/bluetooth/speakerphone. But it is possilble to hold a private conversation without something plugged into the phone? And is the speaker and microphone at the bottom? Do you guys hold the phone upside down to listen when you're using the phone outside, because I find the speaker isn't very loud.

  2. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000


    Apr 9, 2003
    Canada GTA
  3. eddietr macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2006
    I use it as a regular handset very often. Pretty much on all short calls.

    There is a speaker at the top of the device right in our ear. No need to hold it upside down.
  4. kewl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2007
    This is so funny. My wife (she has and iphone too) and I are calling each other trying to figure this out. Without the speakerphone, we can hear each other faintly but only if it's really quiet. We can't quite figure out where the sound is coming from or how to adjust it. Any help would be appreciated. :)
  5. kewl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 28, 2007
    Figured it out!


    We both left on the plastic (original) to protect the face of the phone, so it's been muffling the handset speaker. Duh. My bad.

    Problem solved.
  6. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Haha, the proximity sensor is just there for the hell of it, they really don't want your face anywhere close to the phone! :rolleyes:
  7. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

    Santa Rosa

    Aug 22, 2007
    Is this thread for real, am I missing the joke here, reading in disbelief :confused: :eek:
  8. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    I was going to suggest taking it out of the box but it sounds like you managed that part. :p

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