in the call log shows you all your calls, pick one call and select it. you will see a little green phone and green arrow on the left side of the contact name and then the green box with the phone on the right. if you just select the 'box' where the contact name is in, it will show you more of a detail of the call. what time you called, date, and duration of the call. also in this view you will see 3 lines:
call 'contact' (with green phone on the right) *press this and you call call them*
send text message (with a green qoute with smiley face) *press this to send a text*
view contact *press this will take you to their contact info*
Arkitek - thank you so much for taking the time to explain this to me!!!