Wirelessly posted (8820)
Find the address book icon, click it, and go from there. I advise entering area code + number for all contacts, and not just the number.
If you use Outlook, install desktop manager (search http://www.blackberryfaq.com/index.php/BlackBerry_FAQ
) and sync with your blackberry.
Open the phone (call button), open menu, select options > smart dialing, and set smart dialing options.
From there, experiment. Try voice dialing.
You can open the phone (call button) and just start typing a contact.
Assign contacts you call often to speed dial keys. If you don't know how to do this, use the help app on the device.
Experiment and see what method works best for you.