Idea of a voice mail application

Peter Trapp openmoko at
Fri Feb 29 21:18:48 CET 2008

On Freitag, 29. Februar 2008, Shawn Rutledge wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 9:59 AM, Peter Trapp <openmoko at> wrote:
> >  I thought about the possibility of a voice mail installed on the neo. 
> > The idea is to let the application decide if you are reachable for the
> > caller or not. The decision will be done on profiles (time, who is
> > calling, what to do (let it ring or answer directly) ).
> I proposed that on another thread.  I think it's doable, and there is
> software to do it already (asterisk, vgetty, some alternatives to
> asterisk that I haven't explored yet).  

Many thanks for the advice. I try to find that thread and go through :)

> But since the call is being 
> answered, some minutes are going to be paid for (in the US the
> recipient pays and elsewhere the caller pays).  It would be nice to 
> get the cooperation of the carrier to do stuff like this, but good
> luck negotiating with them.

Yes, I guess the caller has to pay. I thought I will always pay, if I call 
a "voice mail"  ;S

I don't think I can change anything here...

> I think there is an AT command to reject a call, right?  So you could
> send incoming calls directly to your carrier's voicemail service,
> based on time of day and caller ID etc., but you couldn't customize
> the voicemail; it would be the same for everyone.

This is also a nice idea. As said, I will search and go through the thread :)


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