Sometimes we forget that our Android phones are, well, phones. For those times when you need to make a call, it’s handy to have a speed dial list. And it’s easy to do. Open the dialer, some phones have a dedicated button, some have a desktop shortcut, and all have a phone app in the app tray. After opening it, press the menu button and find the button speed dial in the lower left corner (number 1 above). Click on it and a new window will open (number 2 above) and you just click on the button Add new . After selecting a contact, you can assign it to any available number in the list.
Please note that this may vary by phone. It’s in Sense and also on Captivate and Vibrant and also on Droid X. Stock Android? Not so much.
Pro Tip: For numbers you call regularly, you can add a direct dial icon to your home screen by long-pressing an available 1×1 space and selecting » Shortcut» > «Direct Dial» . And don’t forget voice dialing!