Samsung Manual Helps You Fake a Phone Call
... to get you out of awkward conversations
By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 20, 2011 5:32 PM CST
A model holds the Samsung Galaxy phone in this June 8, 2010, file photo.   (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

(Newser) – A feature that's apparently been around a while on Samsung phones is getting lots of buzz this week after someone on Reddit spotted a how-to in a user's manual. It includes a handy section on "Fake Calls"—making your phone ring in simulation of a real incoming call—for "when you want to get out of meetings or unwanted conversations," notes Gizmodo. And just think: no app needed. It's not clear which model the manual is from. See the Gizmodo link for a screen shot of it.

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Jan 20, 2011 10:41 PM CST
If you're that timid that you need trickier to get out of a conversation... you need an app for a backbone.
Jan 20, 2011 7:51 PM CST
Yeah, my prepaid has that function, but not my blackberry. I like verizon, but I hate my storm!
Jan 20, 2011 6:33 PM CST
Is there an app that can "fake" good service on the AT&T network? If so, I'm convinced it will be better than the real thing. Welcome to AT&T -- The dropped-call network.