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Custom voice greetings

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Instead of having one generic voicemail greeting it would be nice to be able to create custom messages for different situations. When I move into a meeting I can put my phone on vibrate and set the ‘I’m in a meeting and will call you right back message’ message and when I’m at the gym I can set it to ‘I’m working out I’ll return this call at 7:00’. When this option is activated the incoming call is directly transferred to the greeting without the need to go through 5 rings first.
nomadic_wonderer, Jan 16 2007


       Many corporate systems allow different away messages and can go straight to message. I would be very surprised if there aren't some mobile phones that do this.
DrCurry, Jan 17 2007

       [DrCurry] I've asked and no one i know has heard of it.
nomadic_wonderer, Jan 17 2007

       How about the 'i'm not answering the phone because i don't want to talk to you, idiot!' tone?
deoxyribonucleic, Jan 17 2007

       I have a slightly older Samsung with a built-in voice mail. It can choose between the factory recorded message or one I record myself. I can also set it to answer immediately or after a few seconds. This bypasses the network voicemail. So, mostly baked.
keefe42, Jan 18 2007

       [keefe42] no its not baked at all. can you keep both the factory message and your personal message active? I did'nt think so.
nomadic_wonderer, Jan 18 2007

       I'm wondering why you would want to actually tell someone exactly what you were doing? I'd rather say, " I'm flying to Hawaii, having an affair with an undisclosed recipient, and will call you back whenever I get a chance. Thank you."
xandram, Jan 18 2007

       [nomadic wonderer] If by 'active' you mean 'stored in the phone's memory for later access' then, yes, it does. You can store one personally recorded message and the factory message remains stored as well. (The factory message is simply "Please record at the tone", which is too dull to use anyway) Is your idea to have a large number of prerecorded messages to choose from in a menu? It is fairly easy to record a new message on my phone, so this could be done almost as quickly as choosing one that already in memory. Therefore, I still contend at least partial bakedness.
keefe42, Jan 19 2007

       [keefe42]yup. i mean voicemail greetings with a menu.
nomadic_wonderer, Jan 20 2007

       My phone lets you play different voice messages depending upon the caller's number. If I'm going into class or a movie and have to shut my phone off I might leave a particular message for someone I'm expecting a call from, but otherwise I don't bother.   

       The phone will also hold multiple outgoing voice messages and you could change it depending on what you're doing, but I would never bother.
Ronx, Jan 22 2007


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