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If you leave a mobile phone on in a
meeting (be it on silent or otherwise) and
it calls, you've got a number of options:
1. Answer it (impolite)
2. Ignore it (also impolite)
3. Use Dialtone voicemessage
t-mobile here in the UK offer the ability
jazz up the dialtone that
ringing you can hear with a music
Entertaining certainly, but not useful.
The dialtone voicemessage uses the
feature, but overlays your recorded voice
from the phone itself. As the phone
pressing a number opts to add a
voicemessage to the dialtone for the
Examples that I'd use include : "I'm in a
meeting, I'll call you back" ... "I'm driving
and unable to answer your call" ... "It's
noisy here, I'll call you when it's
"I'm in a public place, call you when more
.. the inspiration. (1st para under t-mobile music) [jonthegeologist, Mar 28 2007]
||Bun! Very useful idea. I'd buy it if it were made!
||4. Smile apologetically and just turn the phone off?
||//edit your annotation// nah, leave it! ;)
||[+] Just remember to keep it up to date. A friend of mine still has "Feliz Navidad" on her phone, and its almost Easter.
||Once they have left you a voicemail the phone should then ring again, singing the contents of the voicemail over the top of the ringtone, thus enabling stealth delivery of important messages whilst you pretend to struggle to find the red button.
||For business users, integrate with your outlook calendar.
||If someone calls while you have an appointment "I am currently unavailable, I should be free in xx minutes"" where xx is digitally spoken.