He just had to hang up in desperation.
When the phone receiver malfunctions, just do a "Frankenstein" on it. The new receiver doesn't disconnect the calls, so...
Dedicated to all office nerds of the world.
My phone in a nice pocket in the steering wheel (it is enought tight to hold the phone even upside down without pressing the keyboard)
"Because some stupid person decided to steal the radio and navigation out of my car, I made a cell phone holder out of a pizza box."
Ha! Checkmate, thieves! Now it sucks too much for you to steal!