What's the difference between holding and muting a call on an iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hummer, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. Hummer macrumors 65816

    Hummer

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    I notice that the phone has an in-call mute button and an in-call hold button. What's the difference to a RAZR user like me who would normally just press mute to hold a call with someone so they wouldn't hear what was going on in the background?
     
  2. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Mute = You can hear them, but they can't hear you.
    Hold = You can't hear them, they can't hear you.
     
  3. mpw Guest

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    ...and on hold you can make a 2nd call can't you?
     
  4. OutThere macrumors 603

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    On regular (land) phones that I have used, mute just silences your microphone, whereas hold will stop everything regarding the call, so you can use features of the phone temporarily (take a call on a second line, flash a second caller in, check messages etc). I'm not sure if there will be a difference in functionality on the iPhone, but it would make sense that these things would stay the same.
     

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