Don't like unsolicited calls?
charles-henri.gros+openmoko at m4x.org
Thu Feb 5 04:46:53 CET 2009
Helge Hafting wrote:
> Crane, Matthew wrote:
>> The auto-detect routines that make a human or answering machine
>> determination before switching to an operator seem to fail consistently
>> when answering with my openmoko phone. I'd rather they didn't call at
>> all, but at least when they do you don't have to listen to a sales
>> pitch. A very good thing for sure.
> Well, this phone is programmable. Put the unwanted numbers on a blocking
> list, and have the FR auto-reject them without ringing.
> For something more creative, have the phone pretend to answer. It could
> "listen" to the sales pitch. When silence is detected, pick from a pool
> of short .wav files that say random stuff like "interesting, tell me
> more", "could you please repeat that?", "just a
> moment....<noises>.....where were we?", "could you take it from the
> beginning, my aunt wants to hear about that too!"
> Obviously, such a program should update the phone log with how much
> telemarketer time it has wasted. And a high-score list where you can
> see who has talked for the longest time before realizing that something
> was wrong. :-)
Such a thing already exists.
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